Bridging Arabic And Western Music With An Unusual Instrument

Classically trained Lebanese trumpeter Ibrahim Maalouf plays a four-valved trumpet, an innovation he credits to his famous father. Courtesy of the artist Ibrahim Maalouf plays a four-valve trumpet — most just have three. The extra valve, attached to the button a trumpeter pushes down, allows the Lebanese musician to play quarter-tones — the notes between…

Jordanian Born Executive, Appointed Director of International Affairs for Int’l Jazz Day AZ Foundation

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2rz4vqeZWU Under new Vice President of Programs and Development Tina Sweis, International Jazz Day AZ Foundation, the goal will be to bring the eyes of the world on the State of Arizona. Under the auspices of UNESCO, which created International Jazz Day in celebration of the art form of Jazz music. The mission of the…