“She most impresses with her ability to convey a line with devotion and phrasing that powerfully straddles Jazz, Cantorial and the avant-garde” All About Jazz,

“The stunning Gottlieb possesses a powerful voice, using it with authority” JazzTimes

Ayelet Rose Gottlieb is an international performer, an explorer of sound and seeker of musical adventures. Her unique blend of jazz, middle-eastern & jewish music, combined with her innovative approach to composition and improvisation, has led her to collaborate with some of the most cutting edge artist of our times, including John Zorn, ETHEL, Avishai Cohen, Matana Roberts, Ihab Nimer and Anat Fort. She has released three albums featuring her original compositions, and performs with her own groups as well as with Zorn’s a-capella quartet, Mycale. Mycale (Ayelet, Sofia Rei, Malika Zarra & Sara Serpa) released their debut album on Zorn’s renown Masada series, Book of Angels: Masada Book II, in 2010 (with Basya Schechter). They are currently working on their second album for this series.

Born in Jerusalem, her upcoming release Betzidei Drachim / Roadsides features her compositions to the words of Israeli and Palestinian poets (translated to Hebrew). Ayelet uses these contemporary poets' words as a canvas for her compositions, and creates a set that she considers to be an open letter to her turbulent country. The poems are not outright political, but rather, reflect small human moments that weave a personal statement. The album concludes with Mahmoud Darwish’s poem From One Sky to Another, Dreamers Pass - in which the Fathers and Daughters choir sings his words - “It is within our power to be as we aught to be”, leaving the listener with a fragment of hope for better days to come.

The Jewish - Arab, Israel based band on the recording features Ihab Nimer on Oud and Violin, Udi Horev on guitars, Anat Fort on piano, Ora Boazson-Horev on Bass and Dani Benedict on drums and percussion, as well as several special guests, including Israeli pop-icon Alon Olearchik (Kaveret) as guest vocalist on three tracks.

Currently living in Vancouver Canada, Ayelet recently became a mother of twins. She continues to compose, perform and teach.