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KC Jazz Club: Amir ElSaffar and Two Rivers Ensemble (part of DIRECT CURRENT)

Saturday, March 30, 2019

DIRECT CURRENT Jazz

The Iraqi American trumpeter Amir ElSaffar weaves together Middle Eastern musical languages with jazz, pushing the boundaries of each tradition. His Two Rivers Ensemble’s unique fusion has won accolades from DownBeat Magazine to rowdy ovations at the Newport Jazz Festival.

Price

$20.00 - $35.00

Run Time

75 minutes

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Iraqi American trumpeter Amir ElSaffar weaves together Middle Eastern musical languages with jazz, pushing the boundaries of each tradition. By mixing ornaments and microtones from traditional Arabic music with melodies and harmonies from the West, his Two Rivers Ensemble’s unique fusion has won accolades from DownBeat Magazine and rowdy ovations at the Newport Jazz Festival.

Part of the Kennedy Center’s DIRECT CURRENT celebration of contemporary culture

Included In Packages

This event is part of these subscription packages

Jazz 10% Select Series

Jazz 20% Select Series

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