Nitsan Kolko is an Israeli Brooklyn-based pianist, composer, and arranger.
His latest projects include: a debut album “Allusions” with clarinetist Hillai Govreen, arranging Brazillian music for an ensemble of strings and woodwinds, arranging music for a big band, composing and conducting a concept piece for a gospel choir -
accompanied by a big band and spoken word,
and leading a trio of original music.
He has played as a sideman with some of Israel’s leading jazz musicians in festivals
all around the world.
Nitsan is a recipient of the America Israel Cultural Foundation scholarship, the Israeli Conservatory of Music Excellence Scholarship and the Israeli army
“Outstanding Musician” award. Nitsan graduated from the New School with honors
under the instruction of Sam Yahel, Glenn Zaleski,
Shai Maestro and more.