Under One Sun – Jamey Haddad Jazz Ensemble
Master percussionist Jamey Haddad, who collaborates regularly with singer-songwriter Paul Simon, composer Elliot Goldenthal, and saxophonist Joe Lovano, is no stranger to different musical styles. He can also play over 1,000 percussion instruments — from a Syrian darbuka to the Western snare. Yet his heart remains in the jazz world.
On December 12, 2015 Jamey Haddad presented his new project, Under One Sun. It was a superb evening of true World Music and internationally-inflected jazz that filled the atmosphere of the magnificent Aga Khan Museum in Toronto. Haddad featured an eclectic group of musicians from Palestine, Afghanistan, United States and Toronto, Canada.
Jamey Haddad: percussion; Ali Amr: qanun; Salar Nader: tabla; Michael Ward-Bergeman: accordion; Billy Drewes: saxophone; Leo Blanco: piano; Luisito Quintero: percussion; Roberto Occhipinti: bass.
List of songs performed: Wen Msaker, To Those We’ve Known, Colors of the South, Walk Talk, HIgh Above, Tinker, Dogon 2015, Kirwani.
Photos of Jamey Haddad Jazz Ensemble by Atael Weissman