Mattan Klein was born and raised in Jerusalem
He had studied at the Rubin Academy in Jerusalem, and had graduated
with honors from the Berklee College of Music in Boston
Mattan is winner of the 1st prize in the 2018 international ‘7 Virtual Jazz
Club Web Community Award’! He recently performed at the Tirana
Albania International Jazz Festival 2019 and at the JEN Festival (Jazz
Education Network) 2017 and 2020 in New Orleans .
His original compositions have also earned him awards such as the John
Lennon songwriting contest, and the USA Songwriting competition.
He had received multiple scholarships from the Israeli Ministry of
Culture, America-Israel Cultural Foundation, and the municipality of
Jerusalem. He is also the Recipient of multiple ACUM Scholarships for
emerging artists (Israeli Agency for Composers and Musicians).
Mattan had performed on stages such as Carnegie Hall in New York, the
Kennedy Center in Washington, NJPAC, and more. He was recorded for
SONY on the Artist Integrated sampling projects titled Sony Native
instruments. He is also a recording artist for the Orange Tree Sampling
He performs regularly with Israeli Songwriting heroes such as Miki
Gavrielov, Alon Olearchik, Shlomo Gronich and more ...
Mattan had played at the Tel Aviv Jazz Festival multiple times, and at the
Israel Festival in Jerusalem, collaborating with international virtuosos
such as Nicola Stilo, Mirko Signorile and Rodrigo Ursaia.
In 2016 he was a featured soloist with the United Kingdom Jazz Flute Big
Band, his music and arrangements were performed at the London Jazz
Festival 2016. His critically acclaimed 2016 album ‘Sound Tracks’ was
endorsed and distributed by Helicon Records, and so is his 2019 album,
titled ’Wag the Mammoth in the China Store ‘.
Mattan Quintet headlined the Tel Aviv International Jazz Festival in
2017 featuring vocalist Tammy Scheffer.
He is a gifted ensemble instructor and an original arranger, teaching and
giving clinics and workshops across Israel, including the prestigious
Thelma Yellin High School for Performing Arts. He is the music director
and producer at the Hof Hasharon Regional Council.