«Madof is a powerhouse…both a delicate and a hard-rocking player»
All About Jazz
«He essays with Jim Hall-like sensitivity alternated with a Hendrixian abandon.»
Guitarist and composer Jon Madof’s musical collaborations cover the spectrum of the vibrant New York City music scene, from recordings and sold-out shows with John Zorn and Marc Ribot to genre-busting work alongside Frank London, Matisyahu and others.
With his ‘Jewish power trio’ Rashanim, Jon has recorded four full-length CDs for John Zorn’s Tzadik Records. Rashanim (‘noisemakers’ in Hebrew) combines the power of rock with the spontaneity of improvisation, deep Middle Eastern grooves, and mystical Jewish melodies. The band also includes Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz (Cyro Baptista, Anthony Braxton) on bass and Mathias Künzli (Lauryn Hill, Yo-Yo Ma) on drums and percussion. Rashanim performs extensively throughout the US and Europe.
Jon’s recent film and television work includes a collaboration with John Zorn on ‘Notes on Marie Menken,’ (TriBeCa Film Festival 2006), a film for the Documentary Channel entitled ‘Space Trip’, corporate/commercial projects and several short films.
Jon lives in New York with his wife and three children.