Amir Elsaffar Ensemble

Tickets on Sale June 1

Friday, September 28, 8 pm
Bowker Auditorium

Trumpeter Amir ElSaffar has created a singular approach to combining aspects of Arabic music with American jazz, extending the boundaries of each tradition. By mixing ornaments and microtones from Middle Eastern music with melodies and harmonies from the West, his ensemble creates sinuous rhythms that escalate into a group intensity that is thrilling to hear. ElSaffar's unique fusion has won him accolades from DownBeat magazine and rowdy ovations at the Newport Jazz Festival.

General Admission: $25; Five College Students and Youth 17 and Under: $10
JAZZ FLIGHT: A series sampler of jazz events including Angelica Sanchez, Amir ElSaffar and Dee Dee Bridgewater. Get a ticket to all three shows for only $65 (price range A); $20 for Five College Students and youth 17 and under. Plus, you’ll automatically become a subscriber and get a 15% ticket discount on future performances and additional discounts on area dining.

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Academic Connections: Music, Five College Arabic Language initiative, Judaic and Near East Studies, Political Science
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