Yuval Lion has toured and recorded with some of the world’s most distinguished

rock, pop, r&b and jazz artists including Chrissie Hynde, Suzzane Vega, Sharon Jones

and the Dap Kings, Trixie Whitley, Meshell Ndgeocello, Chocolate Genius,

Lionel Loueke, Marc Ribot, John Zorn and Moroccan singer Hyndi Zahra.

A native of Tel Aviv, Lion has toured and recorded with Israel’s top artists including

Danny Sanderson, Alon Olearchik, Danny Litany, Eran Tzur, Korin Alal and Bat

Sheva Dance Company. He has appeared on numerous prime time television

shows backing up Israel’s top artists and bands. After receiving a scholarship from

the Berklee College of Music he relocated to Boston in 1997.

He is currently based in New York City where he is in high demand as a session


For his solid groove and exceptional tone Lion is sought after by today’s leading

music producers including VIctor Van Vugt (NIck Cave, Chrissie Hynde, PJ Harvey

Beth Orton), Dave Sitek (TV on The Radio, The Yeah Yeah Yeah’s) Hector Castillo

,Bjork, David Bowie), Andres Levine (David Byrne), Gerry Leonard

(David Bowie,Suzzane Vega), Thomas Bartlett (Doveman,The National, Trixie Whitley).

Lion tours internationally with acclaimed singer/songwriter Martha

Wainwright with whom he recently appeared on NBC’s Tonight Show with

Jimmy Fallon.

He currently plays with uber cool New York based band Cibo Matto,

NY guitar trio Big Lazy and David Byrne's New York Public Theather production

Joan Of Arc-Into The Fire.

In addition to worldwide tours Lion maintains a high profile in New York City's live and

studio scene.

photo by Nathan West