Guitarist. Composer. Teacher.
Raphael Silverman is a jazz guitarist, composer, and teacher. He grew up in White Plains, NY and started playing the guitar at 13. Early on, he was greatly inspired by rock, folk, and country guitarists like Nels Cline, Bob Dylan, Rivers Cuomo, and Chet Atkins. He then quickly moved on to jazz, first falling in love with the music of Charlie Parker, John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, and Kurt Rosenwinkel.
In 2022, Raphael was awarded a Downbeat Student Award for Outstanding Soloist in the Undergraduate Category for his recording of “How Deep is The Ocean”.
Listen to that recording here: https://youtu.be/KLi9-2airqY