Arnon Palty

Dr. Arnon Palty is one of Israel’s  most prominent musicians, both as a composer, arranger, producer, author, educator, Jazz composer and multi instrumentalist.
Arnon is a significant lecturer at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance in Israel.
His areas of expertise include jazz and traditional harmony, counterpoint, advanced ear Training, jazz composition, arranging and orchestration, leading the “Blood-Sweat &Tears” and the various ensembles, and a variety of survey seminars concerning the music of Charles Mingus, jazz’s correlation with impressionism,  the music of Horace Silver, Wayne Shorter, Duke Ellington,Thelonious Monk, Frank Zappa, among many others. Arnon teaches bass,  guitar, upright bass,  piano and trombone.

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Arnon has been, and still is, a guest- lecturer at top music schools and departments worldwide.  For further info kindly refer to the “lectures” section on this site. 

Dr. Palty is the author of the books “Connecting Points in Jazz Dialects: The Metamorphic Process”, which derives from his PhD dissertation ( the dissertation won highest distinction at the Bar-Ilan University). More books are
“Advanced Jazz Reharmonization Techniques”, “Models and Lines”, “Jazz Counterpoint”, “Jazz Arranging Techniques for Large Ensemble” and many articles in top magazines.
A collection of poetry and short stories has been published in 1979 under the title “Pictures Book”.


A recent album by the Dave Liebman Big Band, “Tomorrow’s Expectations”, is fully dedicated to Arnon’s arrangements, which are featured, among many other of his writing projects, at the prestigious Walrus Music Publishing and JW Pepper.

As a Composer, Arnon’s discography contains 10 original albums, including his Jazz opera “Zerach the Alien” (for which he has written both the libretto and the music) featured by Arnon’s 10-piece band ‘PLUTONIUM”.

As a Jazz bass player, Dr. Palty’s has played and recorded with Jazz top artists including:
Dave Liebman, Phil Woods, Lee Konitz, Benny Golson, Donald Vega, Vic Juris, Tim Hagans, Adam Nussbaum, Didier Lockwood, Ben Monder, Jeremy Davenport, Dan Adler, Uri Caine, Dave Samuels, Terry-lyne Carrington, Airto Moreira, Zakir Hussein, Garry Fisher, Graham Bruce, Mike Hyman, Dave Douglass, Donald “Duck” Bailey, Byron “Wookie” Landham, Norbert Stachel, Charles Pillow, Jake Reichbart, Rob Prester, Roland Vasquez, Cyrus Chestnut, just to name a few.