Marsm and Shubbak present:
Tarek Yamani Trio
Friday 7th July
Kings Place, London
Born and raised in Beirut, Tarek is an American-Lebanese, New York based composer and a self-taught jazz pianist. Founder of the cutting edge festival “Beirut Speaks Jazz” which 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. His latest album Peninsular is a pioneering new work, which blends the virtually unexplored rhythms of the Gulf with the beats and structures of African-American jazz
The trio will be playing original music from Tarek’s albums: Lisan Al Tarab where he explores the relationships between African-American Jazz and Arabic rhythms/maqams. The trio features: Tarek on Piano, Elie Afif (Beirut) on the bass, Khaled Yassine on percussion and a special guest Yazz Ahmed on Trumpet. Since releasing Finding My Way Home in 2011, British-Bahraini trumpet player, Yazz Ahmed, has emerged as a distinctive voice on the UK jazz scene, as a soloist, band leader and composer.
“A magician with his chromatics and disquieting passing tones.” — New York Music Daily
Supported by Abu Dhabi Festival with additional support from Al Mawred Al Thaqafy and Alaraby TV Network