Iraqi-American trumpeter, santur player, vocalist and composer Amir ElSaffar has mastered disparate musical styles and created a singular approach to combining aspects of Middle Eastern music with American jazz, extending the boundaries of each tradition. ElSaffar’s Rivers of Sound Orchestra presents 17 musicians from a broad spectrum of traditions; together, the group creates an entirely new musical language that transcends established notions of style and convention. Featuring Iraqi vocalist Hamid Al-Saadi, one of the last living masters of Baghdadi maqam, and other special guests.
$15 student tickets are available. Call the box office at 212 501 3330.