Amir Saffar Workshop Feb. 11

Workshop with New York Composer & Jazz Trumpeter Amir ElSaffar

Trumpeter Amir ElSaffar

6 p.m., Tuesday, February 11
Walker|West Performance Hall
760 Selby Ave., St. Paul
Free and Open to the Public
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Iraqi-American composer and jazz trumpeter Amir ElSaffar will present a master class at 6 p.m., Tuesday, February 11 in the Walker|West performance hall.

He will explore the rich jazz tradition and delve into how he has used his jazz training to develop intersections with other musical traditions. Basic jazz and music theory experience will be helpful. Music students are encouraged to attend. Please bring your instruments. Limited space available, RSVP today to confirm your spot.

Mr. ElSaffar has been described as “uniquely poised to reconcile jazz and Arabic music,” (the Wire) and “one of the most promising figures in jazz today” (Chicago Tribune). He is a recipient of the Doris Duke Performing Artist Award and a 2018 US Artist Fellow. Mr. ElSaffar is in St. Paul to lead an ensemble at the Ordway in the performance of an original work commissioned by Ragamala Dance Company.

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