Yosef Gutman grew up on a farm in South Africa. During his late teens, he picked up the bass guitar and moved from his hometown to Boston and then to New York. Whether recording and composing new music, collaborating with new players to explore the world of "nigun" or melodies from the heart, he is striving to foster connections that stimulate imagination and superior skill in performance of music from the soul.
In 2019 Yosef Gutman began a new journey - setting out to discover the language of his soul. Collaborating with unexpected musical forms, engaging different cultures and connections to strive towards making timeless melodies that foster honesty and togetherness.
In October 2018 Yosef Gutman set out on a journey to record nigunim (Hassidic melodies) but to be challenged to stretch the boundaries of the tradition but playfully exploring and expressing his search through the pure melodies. Collaborating with Yagel Haroush and Itamar Doari in an imaginative recording project, Yosef Gutman began to expand point of expression and include Middle Eastern exuberance in his debut work, Chabad Al Hazman.
Following Yosef Gutman's debut, he continued to nurture his musical bond with co-producer and arranger Gilad Ronen. Yosef Gutman believes that music is a conversation that engages many traditions and it is that belief enables renewal in repertoire and new forms of creativity.
Following Yosef Gutman's debut album and a subsequent double album Yosef Gutman shifted from larger ensemble recordings to a delicate and supple duet work with New York based guitarist Tal Yahalom called, "Tal Yasis", featuring 10 musical works based on nigunim.