Eyal Maoz is a two times US Department of State Grant Award recipient. He is a guitarist, performer, composer, ensembles leader, Tzadik, Out Now, Piadrums, Chant, and Ayler Records artist and a member of John Zorn’s Abraxas and Cobra. His latest 2021 collaborative release Transliminal Rites featuring Grammy Award winner Frank London, was released on Orenda Records. He performed at major music festivals worldwide such as the Montreal Jazz Festival, Red Sea International Jazz Festival, NYC Winter JazzFest, Newport Jazz Festival, Adelaide Festival, Australia, Jazz at Marciac, France, the Tzadik Music Festival, Israel, and more. His collaborative album of Hypercolor was released in 2015, garnering rave reviews, including Jazz Times™ statement’s about the album: ”It was worth the wait, as the band lets fly with a rough-edged, wildly inventive amalgam of punkish melodic provocation and rhythmic adventurism…”. His ensemble Edom released a second album at Tzadik Records, following the band’s highly acclaimed album with John Medeski. His other renowned collaborative project, 9 Volt (with Tim Berne as a special guest) released its album to garner a rave from the New York Times: ”Maoz…thrashes toward an expressive new-breed fusion”, and more recently, in 2021, NYC’s Downtown Music Gallery Magazine wrote “Eyal Maoz is one of the best electric guitarists to emerge from the Downtown scene over the past decade plus. Each song here gives Maoz a chance to add his magic touch, crunch or incisive lead guitar licks while never showing off and always in favor of the song they are the center of…Wonderful, powerful in so many great ways!: .Eyal’s string quartet composition Boded has won the Orchestra of Our Time Open Score Project in New York, was recorded by the prestigious Scorchio Quartet, and performed by the Praxis Quartet, among others. He was featured on MTV and NPR. Eyal was also invited to create the musical program with the notable Israeli poet Ronny Someck in for a series of performances in Italy, to rave reviews.