ORI KAPLAN    [Composer, Sax Player]

The first band that Kaplan played for was DXM, an underground sampler-driven group in Tel Aviv. He chose playing for DXM instead of taking clarinet lessons. He stayed in Israel until 1991, which is when he immigrated to the U.S. After getting a degree from Mannes College in 1996, Kaplan formed a group with Tom Abbs and Geoff Mann called "Trio Plus". The Trio became a quartet in 1997 when Steve Swell joined. In the same year, Kaplan also joined a lot of jazz projects related to the Knitting Factory. Kaplan joined the rock band Firewater in 1998 and toured both the U.S. and Europe. He also formed his "Ori Kaplan Percussion Ensemble", with Susie Ibarra, Geoff Mann, and Andrew Bemkey. He joined the band Gogol Bordello and toured with them extensively from 2001-2004. In 2004 he formed Balkan Beat Box with Tamir Muskat.

The band has been touring globally since and have released 3 albums thus far.

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