Ori Kaplan (October 1, 1969) is a jazz saxophonist from Tel Aviv, Israel. He moved to the United States in 1991. He has worked with Tom Abbs and the Balkan Beat Box. In the last decade in NYC, Ori recorded 5 releases as a leader for NY's premier downtown new music labels while playing with some of the best NYC bands as a collaborator. Kaplan received the Jerome award for Young Jazz Composers 2001. He joined the acclaimed band Gogol Bordello. Self described as Gypsy Punk Cabaret, Gogol has spearheaded the Eastern European cultural revolution taking place in NYC .