AMIR ELSAFFAR

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Iraqi-American trumpeter, santur player, vocalist, and composer Amir ElSaffar has distinguished himself with a mastery of disparate musical styles and a singular approach to combining aspects of Middle Eastern music with American jazz, extending the boundaries of each tradition. A skilled jazz trumpeter with a classical background, ElSaffar has created new techniques to play microtones and ornaments that are idiomatic to Arabic music but are not typically heard on the trumpet. Additionally, he is an acknowledged performer of the classical Iraqi maqam tradition, and performs actively in the US, Europe and the Middle East as a vocalist and santur player. As a composer, ElSaffar has used the microtones found in maqam music to create a unique approach to harmony and melody, establishing himself as an important voice in an age of cross-cultural music making. ElSaffar has received grants to compose music from Chamber Music America, the Jazz Institute of Chicago, read more...
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AMIR ELSAFFAR Two Rivers album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Two Rivers
World Fusion 2007
AMIR ELSAFFAR Amir ElSaffar  / Hafez Modirzadeh ‎: Radif ♦ Suite album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Amir ElSaffar / Hafez Modirzadeh ‎: Radif ♦ Suite
World Fusion 2010
AMIR ELSAFFAR Inana album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Inana
World Fusion 2011
AMIR ELSAFFAR Alchemy album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Alchemy
World Fusion 2013
AMIR ELSAFFAR Crisis album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Crisis
World Fusion 2015
AMIR ELSAFFAR Amir ElSaffar’s Rivers of Sound : Not Two album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Amir ElSaffar’s Rivers of Sound : Not Two
World Fusion 2017

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AMIR ELSAFFAR Hyper+ Amir ElSaffar : Saadif album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Hyper+ Amir ElSaffar : Saadif
World Fusion 2016

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