The home of Jazz in the Middle East.

 

CYRILLE AIMEE | DECEMBER 16th 2013 – JANUARY 4th 2014

Winner of the Montreux Jazz Festival’s international vocal competition, French vocalist Cyrille Aimee has been described as one of the most promising jazz singers of her generation. Her music honors tradition without being shackled to the past. Her introduction to jazz was the result of the fortuitous location of her upbringing in the village Samois-Sur-Seine – the same place where the legendary gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt once lived. As a child she was greatly influenced by the gypsy music.

Her music is a hybrid of various influences, resulting in a sound that’s fresh and enlivening. Cyrille’s performances – whether with her band, an orchestra or in a duo setting – are not to be missed.

 

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JONATHAN BATISTE & STAY HUMAN | DECEMBER 1st - 15th 2013

This is Jonathan Batiste and his band’s second visit to Jazz at Lincoln Center Doha having performed splendidly on their previous visit.

With his unique voice, virtuosic piano chops and dapper sense of style, Jon Batiste transcends music genres and has ignited not only the NYC music scene. Raised among the sounds and rhythms of New Orleans, Batiste comes from a renowned lineage of performers. He studied jazz and classical piano at The Juilliard School, is a “Movado Future Legend” award recipient, and a “Steinway Performing Artist”.

At 25, he has performed in over 40 countries, playing everywhere from Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center to the Kennedy Center and Concertgebouw. With his modern take on American music and clever use of the harmonaboard, Jon Batiste is also the founder and leader of Stay Human, a modern Jazz ensemble noted for their world-class music, high energy and uplifting spirit.

 
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WARREN WOLF QUARTET WITH AKUA ALLRICH GETTING JAZZY AT MIA PARK | NOVEMBER 13th 2013

WARREN WOLF QUARTET WITH AKUA ALLRICH | NOVEMBER 10TH – DECEMBER 1st 2013

Warren Wolf is a multi-instrumentalist from Baltimore, MD. From the young age of three years, Warren has been trained on the Vibraphone/Marimba, Drums, and Piano. Under the guidance of his father Warren Wolf Sr., Warren has a deep background in all genres of music. Warren attended the Peabody Preparatory for eight years studying classical music with former Baltimore Symphony Orchestra member Leo LePage. During his high school years at the Baltimore School for the Arts, Warren studied with current Baltimore Symphony Orchestra member John Locke. After graduating from Baltimore School for the Arts in June of 1997, Warren headed north and enrolled at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA.

Warrens first record is titled “Incredible Jazz Vibes” which features Mulgrew Miller on Piano, Vicente Archer on Bass and Kendrick Scott on Drums. The second record is titled “Black Wolf”.  That record features Mulgrew Miller on Piano, Rodney Whitaker on Bass and Jeff “Tain“ Watts on Drums. Warren has a self-produced CD which is titled “RAW”. On this album he performs on the Vibraphone and the Drums.

 

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ELIO VILLAFRANCA QUINTET  | OCTOBER 20th – NOVEMBER 10th 2013

Born in the Pinar del Rio province of Western Cuba, pianist and composer Elio Villafranca was classically trained in percussion and compositions at the Instituto Superior de Arte in Havana, Cuba. Since his arrival in the U.S. in late 1995, he has been involved in jazz and Latin jazz scenes on both the East and West Coasts.

Elio Villafranca is at the forefront of the latest generation of remarkable Cuban pianists, composers and bandleaders that for several years has been making major creative contribution to the international development of modern jazz. In the 2010 Grammy Awards he was nominated in the category Best Latin Jazz Album of the Year, for his performance, composition and coproduction in the album Things I Wanted To Do by Chembo Corniel.


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ETIENNE CHARLES QUINTET JAZZING AT THE MIA PARK | OCTOBER 16th 2013

AFTERNOON JAZZ TALKS | OCTOBER 5th 2013

ETIENNE CHARLES QUINTET| September 29th – October 20 2013

Born on the Island of Trinidad, Etienne Charles defies easy musical categorization. An alumnus of the Juilliard School, Charles has received critical acclaim for his exciting performances, thrilling compositions and knack for connecting with audiences worldwide. He has been hailed by The New York Times as “an auteur” (Ben Ratliff), by Jazz Times as “A daring improviser who delivers with heart wrenching lyricism” (Bill Milkowski) and according to Downbeat Magazine “Charles delivers his ebullient improvisations with the elegance of a world-class ballet dancer.” (John Murph). In June 2012, Etienne was written into the US Congressional Record for his musical contributions to Trinidad & Tobago and the World.

The fabulous Charles brings a careful study of myriad rhythms from the French, Spanish, English and Dutch speaking Caribbean to the table. Crucially, as a soloist, he fully understands the New Orleans trumpet traditions.

 

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JAZZ AT THE MIA PARK | SEPTEMBER 25th 2013

AMERICAN SCHOOL OF DOHA WITH THE DOMINICK FARINACCI QUARTET | SEPTEMBER 24th 2013