Renowned oud player and composer Adnan Joubran’s compelling career has spanned the globe from Palestine to Paris and New York. Hailing from a family synonymous with the oud, Adnan comes to the EFG London Jazz Festival with his new quartet project.
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 arresting 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.