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Shubbak Festival presents: Tarek Yamani Trio featuring special guest Yazz Ahmed

Jazz & World at Kings Place
Music / Friday, 7 July 2017 - 8:00pm / Hall Two
£15 | Savers £9.50*

Tarek Yamani piano

Elie Afif bass

Khaled Yassine percussion

Yazz Ahmed trumpet

Born and raised in Beirut, Tarek Yamani is an American-Lebanese, New York based composer and a self-taught jazz pianist. Founder of the cutting edge festival Beirut Speaks Jazz, he aims to promote jazz in Lebanon by igniting adventurous collaborations between artists from the worlds of rock, pop, tarab, rap and blues over the foundations of jazz.

The trio will be playing original music from his albums Lisan Al Tarab, in which he explores the relationships between African-American Jazz and Arabic rhythms/maqams, and Peninsular, a pioneering new work, which blends the virtually unexplored rhythms of the Gulf with jazz. The trio features Tarek Yamani on piano, Elie Afif on the bass, Khaled Yassine on percussion and a short set with special guest Yazz Ahmed on trumpet.

Since releasing Finding My Way Home in 2011, British-Bahraini Yazz Ahmed, has emerged as a distinctive voice on the UK jazz scene, as a soloist, band leader and composer.

‘Trailblazing pianist transforms khaleeji music’ CNN
‘Provocative improvisation with a touch of thrilling angularity.’ All About Jazz
‘A magician with his chromatics and disquieting passing tones.’ New York Music Daily

This event is part of Shubbak Festival.

tarekyamani.com | yazzahmed.com | shubbak.co.uk

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Photos from top: Tarek Yamani Trio; Tarek Yamani © Jean Boutros; Yazz Ahmed

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