BROOKLYN, New York, US
Artist / Band / Musician
Jazz / Other / Experimental
I lived in New Orleans, Louisiana for 10 years, from 1993-2003, soaking up the musical culture and performing around the city with lots of terrific jazz musicians. In the summer of 2003, I moved to New York to expand my musical horizons, especially studying oud and Arabic music with Simon Shaheen and Bassam Saba and performing with lots of middle-eastern influenced musicians.
I formed my Near East River Ensemble to explore composing music that married jazz and Arabic music, working with traditional instrumentation. At present, I'm working on finding ways of bringing my experiences back to the jazz idiom.
You can listen to more of my music on my website or at CDbaby, and maybe purchase a cd if you're so inclined.
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Listen and download at iTunes
Check out some videos of me playing with Ravish Momin and Sam Bardfeld
Me Playing with Simon Shaheen:
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