Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 8:00pm to 9:00pm
Birenbaum Innovation and Performance Space
10 E. College St., Oberlin, Ohio 44074
An inspirational spin session featuring Conservatory of Music Professor Jamey Haddad. Haddad will share sounds that have defined his musical journey—everything from American soul to Roma Gypsy music. Read more on the Oberlin News Center.
Free pizza will be served and the cash bar will open at 7:30 pm.
Born in Cleveland, Ohio, percussionist/drummer Jamey Haddad holds a singular position in the world of jazz and contemporary music. Haddad’s musical voice transcends styles and trends, and the universal quality of his playing has attracted many international collaborations. Born of Lebanese descent, he is regarded as one of the foremost world music and jazz percussionists in the United States.
Haddad has been voted one of the top world percussionists across the globe by several entities, most recently by DRUM! magazine. He performs regularly with Osvaldo Golijov, Yo-Yo Ma, Dawn Upshaw, Joe Lovano, Elliot Goldenthal, Brazil’s Assad Brothers, Daniel Schnyder, Simon Shaheen, the Paul Winter Consort, Nancy Wilson, Dave Liebman, Esperanza Spalding, Maya Beiser, Trichy Sankaran, vocalist Betty Buckley, Steve Shehan, Leo Blanco, Nguyen Lee, and others. He has been a member of Paul Simon’s band since 2000.
Haddad has curated and performed on The Cleveland Orchestra's Fridays@7 series, which combines a short classical program with an after-concert performance. This series has been embraced enthusiastically by audiences and musicians alike and has resulted in a significant increase of first-time attendees at Severance Hall concerts.
Haddad also has contributed to the renowned Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix, Arizona. He has aided with the acquisition of instruments from around the world for the geographical galleries and continues to consult with the museum on instrument curation and program development.
Haddad has been on the faculty of Oberlin Conservatory since 2011, and serves as professor of advanced improvisation and percussion.
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