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ElSaffar has created new techniques to play microtones and ornaments that are idiomatic to Arab music but are not typically heard on the trumpet. As a composer, ElSaffar has used the microtones found in maqam music to create a unique approach to harmony and melody. ElSaffar has performed with Cecil Taylor, Simon Shaheen, Randy Brecker, Miya Masaoka, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Vijay Iyer, and Samir Chatterjee. In addition to his busy performance schedule, ElSaffar curates a weekly concert series at Alwan for the Arts, New York’s premiere center for Middle Eastern arts and culture.

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  • Amir ElSaffar (* 8. Oktober 1977 in Chicago, Illinois) ist ein US-amerikanischer Jazzmusiker (Trompete, Santur, Gesang) und Komponist.
  • ElSaffar has created new techniques to play microtones and ornaments that are idiomatic to Arab music but are not typically heard on the trumpet. As a composer, ElSaffar has used the microtones found in maqam music to create a unique approach to harmony and melody. ElSaffar has performed with Cecil Taylor, Simon Shaheen, Randy Brecker, Miya Masaoka, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Vijay Iyer, and Samir Chatterjee. In addition to his busy performance schedule, ElSaffar curates a weekly concert series at Alwan for the Arts, New York’s premiere center for Middle Eastern arts and culture.
  • Amir ElSaffar (Chicago, 8 oktober 1977) is een Amerikaanse zanger, trompettist en componist. ElSaffar, de zoon van een Iraakse vader en Amerikaanse moeder, studeerde klassiek trompet aan de DePaul University en daarna jazz en de traditionele Maqam-zangstijl. In 2000 ging hij naar New York, waar hij werkte hij met onder meer Cecil Taylor en waar hij eigen groepen had. In 2001 won hij twee trompet-wedstrijden en een jaar later ging hij naar Bagdad, waar hij lessen had bij traditionele Iraakse musici. In Londen kreeg hij santoor-les bij Hamid al-Saadi. Terug in Amerika ging hij Iraakse muziek, de microtonen in de maqam-muziek, in zijn jazzcomposities integreren. Zijn muziek speelt hij met zijn groep Safaafir, waarbij hij zingt en santoor speelt. Sinds 2006 heeft hij verschillende opdrachten g
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  • Amir ElSaffar (* 8. Oktober 1977 in Chicago, Illinois) ist ein US-amerikanischer Jazzmusiker (Trompete, Santur, Gesang) und Komponist.
  • ElSaffar has created new techniques to play microtones and ornaments that are idiomatic to Arab music but are not typically heard on the trumpet. As a composer, ElSaffar has used the microtones found in maqam music to create a unique approach to harmony and melody. In 2002 he began studying the maqam tradition in Baghdad and London, with Hamid al-Saadi, one of the most renowned maqam singers in Iraq and is currently an acknowledged performer of the classical Iraqi maqam tradition. He performs actively as a vocalist and santur player with his group, Safaafir, the only ensemble in the US performing Iraqi Maqam in its traditional format. In 2006, ElSaffar received commissions from the Painted Bride Art Center in Philadelphia and from the Festival of New Trumpet Music (FONT), to compose Two Rivers, a suite that invokes Iraqi musical traditions and frames them in a modern jazz setting. ElSaffar has since received commissions from the Jerome Foundation, the Jazz Institute of Chicago, and Chamber Music America and has continued developing a singular approach to integrating Middle Eastern tonalities and rhythms into an American jazz context, releasing three albums; Two Rivers (2006), Radif Suite (2010), and Inana (2011) to critical acclaim. He has also composed for theater projects and film soundtracks, and appeared in Jonathan Demme’s Oscar-nominated film, Rachel Getting Married. ElSaffar has performed with Cecil Taylor, Simon Shaheen, Randy Brecker, Miya Masaoka, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Vijay Iyer, and Samir Chatterjee. In addition to his busy performance schedule, ElSaffar curates a weekly concert series at Alwan for the Arts, New York’s premiere center for Middle Eastern arts and culture.
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