Amir El Saffar
Composer, trumpeter, santur player, and vocalist Amir ElSaffar is an incredibly versatile artist and a critical voice in the age of cross-cultural music making. A participant of our first OneBeat program in 2012, Amir has been described as “uniquely poised to reconcile jazz and Arabic music,” (The Wire) and “one of the most promising figures in jazz today” (Chicago Tribune). Amir will display his diversity of talents and mastery of cross-cultural musical dialogue in this solo set of Maqam vocals, trumpet and santur.
photo by Hannah Devereux