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After selling out his first UK appearance at last year’s festival, renowned Palestinian composer and pianist Faraj Suleiman returns to the capital to play an exclusive quintet show.
Born in a village in the upper Galilee, Suleiman has been playing the piano since the tender age of three. Influenced by his passion for Arabic music and eastern rhythms, it’s both Suleiman’s groundbreaking original compositions as well as his compelling renditions that have led him to become one of the leading composers of the Arab world.
His penchant for Arabic scales and modalities smoothly blends with his inspiration from tango and jazz traditions to create a uniquely captivating sound. In the past five years, he has released five albums alongside numerous stunning works with poets, theatres and musicals. Currently based in Paris, he is gearing up to release his first non-instrumental album that features Suleiman’s own written compositions and lyrics.
This event has been made possible with support from Al Araby TV.
The 2019 EFG London Jazz Festival returns to Kings Place this November, along with an illustrious line-up of international artists.
Norwegian iconoclast, Jan Bang, returns with Matt Calvert (Three Trapped Tigers) for a mesmerising musical presentation of Eisenstein’s Battleship Potemkin, while veteran Cuban violinist Omar Puente teams up with Courtney Pine, Alex Wilson and Dennis Rollins for a special tribute event.
Dan Tepfer brings his Yamaha Disklavier to the Hall One for an extraordinary improvisatory AV show, Natural Machines. Check the website for new announcements.