Yaron Stavi plays double bass and electric bass in various styles of music including Jazz, Rock, Classical and World Music.
Yaron was born in Israel in 1975. He has started playing guitar, electric bass and double bass over there. In 1996 he moved to Berlin. He studied Classical music and Double Bass with Prof. Rainer Zepperitz at The Berlin Academy of Arts and played with numerous orchestras and conductors around Europe, North America and Asia. He was principal bass player of the Mahler Youth Orchestra, playing under Seiji Ozawa, Pierre Boulez, Marris Jansons, Daniel Barenboim, Sir Neville Mariner, Zubin Mehta, Ivan Fischer and others.
In 2002 Yaron moved to London. He is a member of Gilad Atzmon’s band The Orient House Ensemble which has made 10 albums and regularly tours Europe. The band has won best CD in the BBC Jazz awards in 2003. He is a member of world famous accordionist Richard Galliano’s New Musette Quartet and plays with him regularly. He has played with the violinist Nigel Kennedy in various bands. Yaron appears on Nigel Kennedy’s album Recital which was recorded at Abbey Road Studios in 2012 and released on Sony Records in 2013. He has played with many world renowned Jazz musicians including Larry Coryell, Philip Catherine, Nguyen Le, Peter King, Jarek Smietana, Leszek Mozdzer, Gary Husband, Carles Benavent, John Etheridge and more.
Yaron has recorded and played live with David Gilmour of Pink Floyd.
He is featured on Gilmour’s Best Selling album Rattle That Lock which was released in 2015.
He is a long time collaborator of Phil Manzanera of Roxy Music and appears on Phil’s albums 6PM, Vozero, 50 Minutes Later, Firebird VII, The Sound of Blue and more.
Yaron has toured with Phil Manzanera and on a residency in Ronny Scott’s Jazz Club in London they hosted David Gilmour among other guests. He has played again with David Gilmour on a charity concert where they were joined on stage by the likes of Kate Moss, Lilly Allen, Shane Macgowan and Madness’s singer Suggs.
In 2017 Yaron recorded with Annie Lennox and Ralph McTell.
Yaron played on Robert Wyatt’s albums Cuckooland and Comicopera.
He plays on Monica Vasconcelos’s Album The São Paulo Tapes which was produced by Robert Wyatt.
He plays with The Blockheads as a substitute for their legendary bass player Norman Watt-Roy.
Yaron recorded a few albums for John Zorn’s label Tzadik with Koby Israelite and works with singersongwriters Victor Vox, Beatie Wolfe and Sonia Bernardo.
In 2019 Yaron moved back to Germany and he now lives in Stuttgart.