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Udi stays in high demand around NYC as a session player and lead guitarist. After 10 yeas in the smooth jazz genera, composing more than 30 jazz songs and 3 major radio single hits, Udi decided to take a sudden transition and he is about to release his ROCK instrumental music debut CD.
"I have always wanted to accomplish that ...and I've decided that its now or never. It was really fun and challenging to starch my musical horizon. And even though rock music was always around the corner ,I had to be focused on smooth jazz for a while to establish myself as an artist...but not any more and I think all of my fans will be very pleased to see my other side .Now I'm not just a smooth jazz artist but A GUITAR PLAYER!...no strings attached and no musical boundaries."
After great success with his debut CD, Udi released another smooth jazz CD "Ahava" , the single "Moment we touch" placed in the top 10 smooth jazz charts .Udi went on tour ,covering NYC, Chicago, Boston and Reno NV. His first release” Smooth Jazz Tales”, was receiving great acclaim and placed amongst the top 50 on “smooth jazz charts” and “Music Choice cable channel” in just 3 months. His single “As Simple As That" had climbed the charts steadily along with top smooth jazz artist: Tower of Power and Paul Jackson Jr. Years of discipline and exploration with the guitar have led him to many genres of music and international acclaim. His effortless playing and passionate performances have wooed audiences around the globe from Maplewoodstock Festival in NJ and Aviv Festival in Miami, to his impressive invitation to play for former President of Israel Ezer Weitzman.
With the help of ASL Media and Promotion, has recorded radio spots to be introduced including the UK smooth jazz circuit JazzNet 247 and WJAB 90.0 FM.
Udi has traveled extensively with his guitar to try his hand in various genres from hard rock to blues and jazz. He studied with greats such as Steve Paskof, (Berklee College of Music Alumni) who has played with greats such as Marcus Miller and John Scofield. After performing in different regions around the world from Eastern Europe to Canada's borders from coast to coast in America, he has settled and found his home in NYC. He plays regularly at The Bitter End, The Groove NY, Cutting Room and other high-end venues around the city. Udi has left his signature licks on many artist CD’s such as Mano Reza- The Acid Jazz Project vol 1, James Reeno- Reeno 360 Degrees, Devlin Miles- Autumn’s Fires, David Easton- Long Road Home and considered to be on a high demand session player of Spazzoid Records and many more.