“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 leading musicians of our time, including John Zorn, Bobby McFerrin, ETHEL, Matana Roberts and Anat Fort. She has released three critically acclaimed CDs featuring her original compositions, and has performed at Carnegie Hall, Montreal Jazz Festival, The Guggenheim Museum, Novara Jazz Festival and more.

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 modern jazz compositions, infused with Jewish and Middle-Eastern scales and rhythms. "Betzidei Drachim" is supported by Israel’s Ministry of Culture and has been performed at the Tel Aviv Jazz Festival, and "International Exposure for Jazz and World Music" events. Anticipated for release in late 2013, Ayelet performs this repertoire with a full band or as a duo performance with ECM recording artist, pianist Anat Fort. The full band 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 Alon Olearchik (Kaveret) as guest vocalist


“Shiv’a” , which has been recorded in 2011 with the help of crowd funding, will be released in 2014. In this project, Ayelet takes another leap as a composer, as she presents a set of music composed for an instrumental ensemble. She joins as a vocalist only to perform the final movement, “Epilogue: Mahsan Yashan (An Old Shed)”, as well as on two bonus tracks.

“Shiv’a” contemplates the “voice of thin silence” that follows the death of a loved one. Reflecting on Jewish and Buddhist rituals of mourning, it is scored for string quartet, percussion, and a Blanket with 49 Bells (a sound-sculpture made by installation artist Michelle Jaffe).

A stellar ensemble performs Shiv’a: One of the most in-demand contemporary string quartets - ETHEL, and Satoshi Takeishi - a master percussionist who has collaborated with artists such as Eliane Elias, Randy Brecker, Anthony Braxton and Rabih Abu Khalil to name a few. While some of the movements are traditionally scored, others engage these incredible musicians in improvisation, graphic scores and extended techniques.
On the two bonus tracks the ensemble is joined by special guests Sean Conly on Bass and pianist Anat Fort.


“Mycale” - John Zorn's NY based international a-cappella quartet: Ayelet Rose Gottlieb & Tammy Scheffer (Israel) Sofia Rei (Argentina), Malika Zarra (Morocco). Mycale was commissioned by composer John Zorn to arrange, perform and record select compositions from his Book of Angels: Masada Book II. Their first CD was released in early 2010. Currently they are touring internationally and working towards recording their second CD.

Duo with Anat Fort - a collaboration of two sister-souls, Ayelet and Anat have been working together for nine years. They are currently working towards completing their first album as a duo. This summer they will perform at Seattle's "The Royal Room", at the Vancouver Jazz Festival (June 30, Roundhouse) where they will also be teaching a workshop (June 28, Tom Lee's) and in August in Israel (Aug 9 at Levontin 7, stay tuned for more dates)

"Wappen Field" - Installation artist Michelle Jaffe has commissioned Ayelet to compose music for seven vocalists. The voices are "choreographed" within Michelle's installation, consisting of 12 metal helmets, each hiding a speaker. Ayelet has composed, produced and performs in all of the music in this installation. "Wappen Field" was recently shown at the Urban Institute of Contemporary Art in Michigan and will be presented at Rutgers University in 2013.