Eldad Tarmu is currently a professor of Jazz Studies at the “Richard Oschanitzky” Jazz Faculty, Tibiscus University, in Timisoara, Romania. He holds a Masters Degree in Afro/Latin music from California State University L.A. He has recorded and performed with some of the most significant figures in their musical genres including: Pancho Sanchez, Ernie Watts, Taj Mahal, Cybil Shepherd, Freddie Hubbard, Billie Higgins, Frank Morgan and Ron Affif. He has performed in 25 countries around the world in various festivals and concert tours. He has recorded six albums: Aluminum Forest, Get Up Close, Exotic Tales, Visits, Farewell St. George, Songs for the Queen of Bohemia. Get Up Close was number 20 on the US Jazz radio charts for four straight weeks. His latest CD, Songs For The Queen Of Bohemia, features a string quartet from the Timisoara Philharmonic and Israeli drummer Yoni Halevy. This eclectic project crosses jazz and Middle Eastern with chamber ensemble arrangements.