Yotam Silberstein's Painstaking Passion Shines On 'The Village'

After leaving a successful career in Israel to earn his place in New York's jazz scene, the guitarist proudly bears the fruit of his labor on his first self-produced album.
Yotam Silberstein's fifth album, The Village, is out now. Source: Gulnara Khamatova

For a musician, Israel's compulsory military service has its challenges and opportunities. Yotam Silberstein used every moment of his military downtime to practice the jazz guitar. When he got out of the army, he became one of

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