“Drummer Dor Herskovits literally shines through the set, with brilliant use of cymbals, razor-sharp trap work, and kaleidoscope solos.”
— Steve Elman, WBUR
“And what about Herskovits’ drum solo: every time I hear it I want to leap to my feet and punch the air. If this is improv bring it on!”
— Senan O’Reilly, The rest is jazz
“Herskovits’ brash, explosive drumming provides tensioning drive for the entire band ”
— Jerome Wilson, all about jazz
“A quick comment on Herskovits- you’d better like drums, because he’ll put lots of prints on your ears ”
— Bob Protzman, Downbeat magazine
Boston based Israeli drummer Dor Herskovits is already a staple of the Boston jazz scene and has won international acclaim as an improviser. His melodic approach to playing the drums, combined with vast knowledge of rhythm and a composer's vision make him a unique voice as a drummer. Dor's original music reflects the eclectic nature of music nowadays, drawing from jazz and blues roots, folk and world music, free jazz rock and metal.
As a sought after sideman, he plays in various jazz and experimental groups on the Boston-New York line. He has also toured around the US, Canada, Europe and China. Herskovits has recorded many albums as a sideman, featured on labels such as Newvelle and Endectomorph music, alongside musicians such Grammy award-winning guitarist Bill Frisell, Michael Blake and Jason Palmer. He has also performed with George Garzone, Noah Preminger, Jon Cowherd, Steve Cardenas, Elan Mehler, TJ and the revenge, Bert Seager’s Tet-rap-tych, Max Ridley’s Basement Philharmonic, Daniel Rotem and Xiongguan Zhang. As co-leader of Earprint, he received critical acclaim from publications such as Downbeat magazine, NPR’s critics' poll and many more. In 2018, he established the Dor Herskovits Quintet, featuring saxophonist Hery Paz, guitarist Caio Afiune, pianist Isaac Wilson and bassist Max Ridley. Their debut album “Flying Elephants” will be released in September 2019.