Born and raised in Israel, Ido grew up in a musical family and began playing the soprano trombone at the young age of 3. In 2010, he received a full tuition scholarship from Berklee College of Music and relocated to Boston, where he received his Bachelor’s degree in jazz performance. Between 2012 and 2014, he won 3 international jazz trombone competitions hosted by the International Trombone Association and the U.S. Army’s American Trombone Workshop. In 2014, he was one of only 7 musicians to be accepted into the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz, where he had the chance to study and perform with artists such as Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Jimmy Hearth, Billy Childs, Chris Potter and many others.
After receiving his Master’s degree from the Monk Institute at UCLA, he decided to stay in LA, where he performed with artists such as Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Jimmy Heath, Kenny Burrell, Seth MacFarlane, John Beasley, Al Jerreau, Lewis Nash, Frank Stallone, Dee Dee Bridgewater, John Daversa, Cyrus Chestnut, Jon Faddis, John Patitucci, Steve Huffsteter, Mike Barone, Ron King, The Glenn Miller Orchestra and many more.
Notable performances include the 2016 International Jazz Day at the White House (hosted by First Lady Michelle Obama), Playboy Jazz Festival, The Kennedy Center, The Tavis Smiley Show on PBS, Hallmark’s Home & Family Show, JEN Conference, LA Jazz Festival Institute’s Big Bang Spectacular among others. In addition, Ido was
recently featured on Billy Child’s GRAMMY winning album “Rebirth” and on John Beasley’s GRAMMY nominated album “MONK’estra Vol. 2”.