Amir ElSaffar’s Two Rivers Large Ensemble and The Dave Brubeck Quartet with special guest soloist Simon Shaheen

AmirElSaffarWednesday August 5 7:30 PM

Lincoln Center Damrosch Park Bandshell
New York, NY

Iraqi-American trumpeter Amir ElSaffar’s expanded jazz-cum-Arabic music ensemble unveils a hauntingly beautiful avant-blend that infuses ancient Iraqi maqams with a contemporary intensity. Legendary pianist Dave Brubeck, who has incorporated Middle Eastern influences for a half century, returns to Out of Doors to celebrate the 50th anniversary of his landmark album Time Out, plus debuts a first-time collaboration with famed oud virtuoso Simon Shaheen.(Source)