The Oud Player - Oud Player & Flamenco Guitarist
The Ord Player plays the Oud and guitar, his playing influenced by a host of jazz, Arabic and Spanish musicians, from Paco de Lucia to Anouar Brahem.
He can perform on the Oud as a soloist, or in a duo or trio with percussion (riqq, darbuka, frame drum etc) and clarinet/ney/flutes. His music is a mix of improvisations around traditional maqams/Arabic scales, various jazz/world music pieces, and material written/influenced by the likes of Anouar Brahem and Rabih Abou-Khalil.
He was taught the guitar from the age of 11, and has been performing as part of a well established jazz-world music group since 2005, appearing at venues and festivals worldwide, including WOMAD, the Cheltenham, Manchester and London Jazz Festivals, Symphony Hall Birmingham, Royal Festival Hall on London's South Bank, the Royal Albert Hall, touring in Ireland, France, Spain, Poland, Serbia and Bulgaria.
He has long been keen on improvisation, jazz, Indian and Arabic music, and also performs with an Indo-Jazz fusion group, a popular Anglo-Polish singer-songwriter, and also composes for EMI Production Music.
Can also combine with Latino Django to perform Gypsy jazz, flamenco/Spanish and classical music as a guitar duo to full quintet with double bass, violin, sax/clarinet and trumpetView similar acts:
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