Born in Israel in 1981, now residing in Berlin.
guitarist, multi instrumentalist, improviser-composer.
Ido Bukelman has been exploring ways to extract an ever-widening range of tones, challenging as well as delicate, from his instruments since the age of twelve.
Ido plays in a variety of highly creative musical projects, including solo works (guitar, banjo, percussion), the Ground Birds (banjo-double bass duo), EFT (Electro Free Trio), and the Haunt Trio (free jazz).
He has developed a highly idiosyncratic style since releasing his first trio album, City Tail, in 2009. At the time, he tended to reference saxophonist Ornette Coleman's harmolidics and guitarist Jimi Hendrix pyrotechnics.
He has toured, and performed at jazz festivals, in Europe, with his trio and other groups.
Ido has also played with the celebrated Brazilian jazz percussionist Airto Moreira, veteran German percussionist Gunter "Baby" Sommer, Norwegian saxophonist Frode Gjerstad, and with the Polish saxophonist Mikołaj Trzaska and others.
Since 2010 Ido has played a large number of solo acoustic works.
On his solo albums, as well as in his solo live performances, he focuses on acoustic guitar, bowed banjo, and percussion, all played simultaneously.
Since September 2015, he has played 30 solo concerts in different international festivals and venues, such as Ring Ring Festival (Belgrade), Klang Festival (Croatia/Austria), Defonija (Slovenia), interpenetration (Austria), Danish Vaishyas (Denemark), Fri Form (Norway), and others.
Ido is one of the founders of avant garde record label OutNow Recordings.
Ido is also an educator. He teaches guitar and improvisation, coaches and mentors groups that play free improvised music.
Rats Ouartet - Afternoon High (Self Produced) 2006
W/ Tal Gur Quartet - Air Portrait (Self Produced) 2007
Ido Bukelman Trio - City Tail (Self Produced) 2009
W/ Albert Beger Electroacoustic Band – Peacemaker (Anova Music) 2010
Ido Bukelman Quartet - Cracked Song (OutNow Recordings) 2011
Ido Bukelman – Solo (OutNow Recordings) 2011
Ido Bukelman –The Door; Solo works for acoustic guitar, banjo & percussion (Kadima Collective) 2011
Ido Bukelman \Daniel Davidovsky\Ofer Bymel – EFT (OutNow Recordings)2011
Ido Bukelman\ Daniel Davidovsky\ Ofer Bymel – EFT II (OutNow Recordings)2013
Ido Bukelman\ Daniel Davidovsky\ Ofer Bymel –EFT; Spatial Awareness (OutNow Recordings) 2014
Ido Bukelman – Seven Pieces for solo acoustic guitar (Kadima Collective, digital) 2014
Ido Bukelman \ Nadav Masel - Ground Birds: banjo-double bass duet (OutNow Recordings) 2015
Ido Bukelman\Nadav Masel\ Nir Sabag - The Haunt Trio; composed free jazz (OutNow Recordings) 2015
Ido Bukelman - The Drought Bell: solo acoustic guitar (Kadima Collective) 2015
Ido Bukelman - Debut Solo Tour (Self produce) 2016 Solo Tour
Ido Bukelman - Varhnika (Self produce) 2017
Ernesto Rodrigues, Ido Bukelman & Guilherme Rodrigues - Mosaic (Creative Sourcesrec) 2018
Ernesto Rodrigues, Ido Bukelman & Guilherme Rodrigues - Exodus (Creative Sourcesrec) 2018
Ido Bukelman -If You Came By The Rough Road (SØVN) 2019
Ido Bukelman - ACOUSTIC GUITAR & BOWED BANJO (Self produce) 2019