"The feeling in a small club quickly grows intense when Gilad Hekselman...steps up to improvise. Since arriving in New York...Mr. Hekselman has set himself roughly up in the line of Pat Metheny and Kurt Rosenwinkel, with a warm and clean guitar tone, clear articulation, crazily extended improvisational ideas..."
— Ben Ratliff, New York Times

Gilad Hekselman has developed a reputation as one of the most promising guitarists in New York. This native Israeli has shared the stage with Chris Potter, Mark Turner, John Scofield, Anat Cohen, Ari Hoenig, Esperanza Spalding, Sam Yahel and Jeff ‘Tain’ Watts. He has released multiple albums to critical acclaim including SplitLife (Smalls Records) Words Unspoken (LateSet Records) Hearts Wide Open, This Just In and Homes (Harmonia Mundi).