Dr. Arnon Palty is one of Israel's Jazz main musicians, both as a composer, arranger, author, educator and Jazz bass player. He is a lecturer at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance, and hisis areas of expertise include Jazz and traditional harmony, counterpoint, advanced ear training, jazz composition, arranging and orchestration. In addition, he serves as a guest lecturer at Berklee College in Boston, CUNY at Queens NY, Michigan State University, Northwest Vista College (Texas), and many others. Palty has performed and recorded with many international artists such as Benny Golson, Lee Kunitz, Airto Moreira, Zakir Hussein, Uri Kane, Dave Libman, Phil Woods, Terry Lynn Carrington, Tony Williams, Ben Monder, Cyrus Ch 'Senates, John Hart, Tim Hagans, Adam Nussbaum, Dan Adler, Marcello Plitri, Ibonik Parna, Roni Ben-Hur, Luis Porter, and many more. He also played in a television appearance documenting the historic reunion of the two bands: Grateful Dead and Blues Project.
He holds a bachelor's degree in arranging and composing from Berkeley College of Music, a Master's degree from the Manhattan School of Music and a Doctorate with Honors from Bar-Ilan University. He teaches in academic settings such as the Rimon School of Music, where he was deputy academic director from 2006-2007 and headed the bass department from 2002-2014.
As a Composer, Arnon's discography contains 10 original albums, including his Jazz opera "Zerach the Alien" (for which he has written both the libretto and the music) featuring world- known top international artists. In addition, he composed and arranged Tomorrow’s Expectations which is on the Dave Liebman CD of the same name. Dr. Palty is the author of the books "Connecting Points in Jazz Dialects: The Metamorphic Process", "Advanced Jazz Reharmonization Techniques", "Models and Lines", "Jazz Counterpoint", "Jazz Arranging Techniques for Large Ensemble" and of countless articles in top magazines.