Elad Muskatel


Elad (in Hebrew: אלעד מוסקטל) is the current upright-bass player of the NY / Tel Aviv band The Apples. He is also the upright bass player of Ha'Dmaot ('The Tears') with whom he recorded on 2013 the album Albom Zahav ('Gold Album').

In 2006-2011 Elad studied Jazz and Contemporary music at The New School University and graduated under a full scholarship. In his NY career Elad has shared the stage with established musicians such as Daniel Carter, Gerry Hemingway Amir Ziv, William Parker, Yotam Silberstein, Junior Mance, Omer Avital, Ofer Ganor, Mathias Kunzli, Ziv Ravitz, Lukas Ligeti, George Colligan, Eyal Maoz and many more. He  studied with well known artists such as: Reggie Workman, Lenny White, Joe Martin, Bob Cranshaw, Ben Street,  Diane Moser, Rory Stuart, Tim Lefebvre, Joe Chambers, John Hebert, Cecil Bridgewater, , Richard Bukas, Jean Perla, Andy McKee, Michael Karn, Jane Ira Bloom, Andrew Cyrille.

Elad was born in Yavne, Israel.  At the age of 12 he started learning electric bass from his elder brother, David Muskatel, the bass player of the Israeli Platinum seller, Shabak. Elad started studying music in the local conservatory and studied music theory and ear training in Ginsburg high school, Yavne. During these younger years, Elad developed an interest in Jazz and the upright bass and played many gigs with local talents such as Danny Markovich and David Sheetrit (with whom he played at The Blue Note in 2010). He also was the bassist for a musical theater show starring actor, Israeli TV star, Amnon Fischer. Elad was invited to perform in the Red Sea Jazz Festival's "Young Jazz Stage" for 4 consecutive years. When he was 17, competing with big-bands, his trio was a  top 3 finalist in the "Jazz Signs" national competition.

       At the age of 18 he joined the Israeli Defense Forces and served for 18 months. After his release from the IDF, he started devoting himself to becoming a professional musician , playing Jazz gigs in Israeli venue such as the ArtL, Shablul Jazz, Kamelot, Milestones, Barbie and was invited play a concert at the Israeli President House, In 2005 he recorded with the Israeli songwriter Ori Adler

In 2010 C-Pop artist, Xiao Heshou released her 2nd album, Stay on Werner Music Taiwan featuring Elad on electric and upright bass.



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