Adnan Joubran brings his mesmerising solo project to the Jazz Cafe this summer.
Renowned oud player and composer, Adnan Joubran’s compelling career has spanned the globe from Palestine to Paris, New York and back. Hailing from a family synonymous with the oud, Adnan grew up in a fourth generation family of oud makers and players.
Joining his two older brothers in 2005 to form the now iconic Le Trio Joubran, the Trio have gone on to release award-winning albums, and compose for numerous films and documentaries, such as the Oscar-nominated ‘Five Broken Cameras’.
Nearly a decade later, Adnan marked the launch of his anticipated solo career in 2014 with his debut album ‘Borders Behind’. Whilst paying homage to the heritage of the oud, his journey takes him beyond the traditional music, creating a unity of compositions and modern sounds to create a new musical landscape. This cunning new sound has seen him open for international artists such as Ibrahim Maalouf and Rodrigo & Gabriela.
For this pulsing show, Adnan has followed his steadfast passion to propose something different and compelling incorporating Indian, flamenco, jazz and classical influences; it is his musical fingerprint, a complex yet inviting modern arrangement. Ranging from dark and dramatic, to cinematic, Borders Behind gives space to new classical compositions, stunning improvisation and an innovative meeting of the classical cello and the contemporary oud.
Performing a quartet format, Adnan will be joined by:
– Bernhard Schimpelsberger (Percussion)
– Jesse Bannister (Saxophone and flutes)
– Danny Keane (Cello)
Presented by MARSM and Shubbak. Produced and programmed by MARSM.
This will be a seated event with reduced and socially-distanced capacity to conform with the government’s summer regulations. In the case that full capacity audiences are allowed, this concert will become a standing concert, except for those who have booked in the upstairs restaurant.