Born in Israel in 1974, Nadav started playing drums at the age of 16. Soon he became involved with the local Israeli music scene, playing and recording with different Rock & Jazz artists. Throughout these years Nadav has absorbed elements and flavors of the local Mediterranean-music traditions.
In 1999, after receiving several honorary scholarships, Nadav was able to move to the US and got his BFA degree in music-performance from the Conservatory of Music at SUNY-Purchase College. Soon after his arrival in New York, Nadav became highly involved with the local music scene. His versatility enabled him to perform & record with artists from different genres.
Amongst the many artists Nadav has worked with are: Jon Faddis, Stella Mars, Arthur Lipner, Adam Rogers, Gene Perla, Ted Rosenthal, KJ Denhert, James Camack, Alan Eicher, Doug Munro, Tony Purrone, Francois Moutin, Cameron Brown, Shunzo Ono, Heather Cornell & Manhattan Tap, The Doug Ferony Show Band, Sal Scott & Gene Benson’s Big-Band, Machan Taylor, Dekel Bor Trio, MacTalla Mo’r, The Burr Johnson Band, Neil Alexander & NAIL, Herb Deutsch, and many more. Amongst the many Jewish artists that Nadav collaborated with are: Debbie Friedman, Shirona, Cantors Annie Bornstein, Paul Zim, Angela Buchdel and the Israeli-sing-along group “Shira NYC”. Nadav has also collaborated with several modern dance companies, such as David Parsons Dance, Doug Varone and Dancers, José Limón and Nelly van Bommel’s NØA DANCE.
His debut CD “Thinking Out Loud”, featuring pianist Ted Rosenthal and bassist Todd Coolman, will be released in fall 2010.