Amir El Saffar

Amir ElSaffar

The music of composer, trumpeter and bandleader Amir ElSaffar flows seamlessly between cultures and genres. Born in Chicago, immersed in the sound and architecture of jazz, his music began to change as he explored the melodies and modes of his Iraqi heritage. For this performance, we will see and hear his new piece written especially for the Bang on a Can All-Stars clarinetist/saxophonist Ken Thomson.

Amir’s website

photo by Hannah Devereux