Gilad Atzmon (; born 9 June 1963) is an Israeli-born British jazz saxophonist, novelist, political activist and writer.John Lewis "Manic beat preacher", The Guardian, 6 March 2009
Atzmon’s album Exile was BBC jazz album of the year in 2003.Gilad Atzmon,How jazz got hot again], The Daily Telegraph, 13 October 2005. Playing over 100 dates a year, he has been called "surely the hardest-gigging man in British jazz."John Bungey http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/music/cd_reviews/article5852689.ece "Gilad Atzmon: In Loving Memory of America", The Times, 6 March 2009 His albums, of which he has recorded 15 as of 2016,http://www.gilad.co.uk/discography1/ Discography at Gilad Atzmon website. often explore the music of the Middle East and political themes. He has described himself as a "devoted political artist."Stuart Nicholson http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qa3724/is_200308/ai_n9275160 "Cry freedom", [[The Spectator], 9 August 2003.
His criticisms of Zionism, Jewish identity, and Judaism, as well as his controversial views on Holocaust denial and Jewish history, have led to allegations of antisemitism and racismGILAD ATZMON: Supporting Holocaust Deniers and spreading hatred of Jews], Hope not Hate website, 24 November 2011. from both Zionists and leading [[Anti-Zionism|anti-Zionists].
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