Guy Salamon is an Amsterdam based drummer, composer, arranger, recording artist and band leader, originally from Jerusalem, Israel. He is mainly known for his work with his own 8 piece band - the award winning 'Guy Salamon Group' with whom he recently released his debut album 'Unfollow The Leader'.
He is an active musician in the European jazz scene and has been performing with major dutch artists such as Jesse van Ruller, Tineke Postma, Ben van Gelder, Reinier Baas, Jasper Blom, Maarten van der Grinten and Jim van der Zee.
Guy Salamon is the 1st prize winner of the Keep an Eye The Records 2018, as band leader of the Guy Salamon Group. Additional prizes won as drummer/band member include: 2016 Prinses Christina Jazz Concours with the Fuensanta Mendez Quintet, 2019 Keep an Eye the Records with the Sam Newbould Quintet, 2021 Dutch Jazz Competition with the Aviv Noam Quartet.
Guy Salamon was born in Jerusalem in April 1989 to a family of musicians. His mother is a classical conductor and opera singer, and his father is a salsa-rock singer/songwriter. He started playing piano at an early age and transitioned to the drums when he began jazz studies at the Jerusalem High School for the Arts.
After graduating high school and volunteering for 3 years in informal education for underprivileged youth, Guy started academic jazz studies at the Tel Aviv Conservatory - New School NY combined program and graduated with a diploma in 2013. One year later he moved to the Netherlands and begun his studies at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, where he graduated in 2018.
Since his arrival to the Netherlands in 2014, Guy Salamon has established himself in both the local and international jazz scenes. Recent appearances include the North Sea Jazz Festival, 12 points festival, Injazz Festival, The BIMHUIS and the Royal Concertgebouw.
His debut album, ‘Unfollow The Leader’, was released in December 2019 and is followed by a European Tours in 2020-21.