The Egyptian Jazz Projekt

LONDON Rich Mix
35-47 Bethnal Green Road
London
E1 6LA

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This special concert will feature The Harfoush Jazz Band's revival of some of the greatest songs from 1950s and 60s Egypt's in a new swing and latin jazz sound, as part of the band's music project titled 'The Egyptian Jazz Projekt', featuring versions of iconic Egyptian legends such as Abdel Halim Hafez, Mohammed Abdel Wahab, Fareed Al Atrash, Saad Abdel Wahab and Shadia.

The Harfoush Jazz Band was founded by Egyptian London-based jazz vocalist Ahmed Harfoush in October 2015, bringing a new sound to jazz through unique arrangements mainly inspired by 1950s Egyptian and American songs. The Egyptian Jazz Projekt takes us back to the golden age of music with timeless classics by Egypt's most popular performers such as Abdel Wahab and Abdel Halim skilfully blended with the music of American composers including Cole Porter, George Gershwin and Jerome Kern. The project was performed in Paris, Berlin, Cairo, Vienna, Melbourne and recently at Royal Albert Hall's Elgar Room, Rich Mix and Dubai Opera.

Ahmed Harfoush is an Egyptian jazz vocalist based in London who appears at leading venues and events throughout Europe and the Middle East. His repertoire is extensive, including traditional American jazz and swing, musical theatre, Arabic songs and contemporary hits.

The Egyptian Jazz Projekt aims at exposing the Egyptian music legacy to the world with many collaborations of diverse jazz artists.

Ahmed Harfoush, vocals

Dan Hewson, piano

Ian Marcus, bass

Roderick Oughton, drums

Tom Smith, clarinet