Yaron Gershovsky is an exceptionally accomplished Pianist/Keyboardist, Arranger, Composer and Producer.
A Summa Cum Laude graduate of Berklee College of Music, Yaron has launched his musical career touring with Pharoah Sanders, and recording with Wayne Shorter on his album “Atlantis”. Since 1979, Yaron has been the Musical Director and Pianist/Keyboardist for the world-renowned vocal group The Manhattan Transfer.
He has toured and recorded with them, as well as written instrumental and vocal arrangements for them. Yaron contributed to two of The Manhattan Transfer’s Grammy awards: (“Corner Pocket” – Piano, “Why Not” – Piano/Arranging).
Yaron and Chick Corea on Stage, Umbria 2010
Over the years, Yaron has recorded with such great artists as Lonnie Smith, Steve Gadd, Abraham Laboriel, Lew Soloff, Janis Siegel, Ray Brown, Grady Tate, Don Sebesky, and The Count Basie Orchestra. Yaron’s work was featured on the Broadway stage as well. He was the Vocal Arranger for the hit Musicals “City of Angels”, “Song of Singapore”, and “Swing”, and Musical Director/Arranger for numerous other productions, such as “39” (The Music of Harold Harlen), “Tales of Manhattan”, “Romeo and Juliet”, and “Smoky Joe’s Café”, (The music of Lieber and Stoller). He also performed in Carnegie Hall under the direction of the famed conductor Michael Tilson Thomas, (Musical Director/Conductor of the San Francisco Philharmonic Orchestra).
Yaron’s debut CD “Personal Notes” was released in 2006, to much public acclaim. His new CD, “State Of Mind”, is due to be released in September of 2011.