Layth Sidiq is a international award-winning violinist, composer and educator. Born in Iraq and raised in Jordan, Layth’s music is described as a ‘glimpse of the past through a futuristic lens’ and his album ‘Son of Tigris’ is a clear example of the unity between Arabic music and Jazz, which led to it earning a performance at the Montreal Jazz Festival in 2016. Layth, a graduate of the prestigious Berklee College of Music (BA,MM) has toured the world with various acclaimed ensembles and has performed in prestigious venues with award-winning artists like Simon Shaheen, Javier Limon, Danilo Perez, Jack Dejohnette, Tigran Hamasyan, Shreya Ghoshal and Gary Burton to name a few. He is a member of Simon Shaheen’s Qantara Ensemble, Javier Limón’s OQ band and Danilo Perez’s Global Messengers sextet. Layth is now based in Boston where he currently directs the Arab Music Ensemble at Tufts University as well as the Center for Arabic Culture’s Orchestra Program and is a faculty member at Simon Shaheen’s annual Arabic Music Retreat. Layth’s music has been featured at the Dominican Republic Jazz Festival, Montreal Jazz Festival, Panama Jazz Festival and WOMEX and the Zbigniew Seifert International Violin Competition.
8:00pm – Layth Sidiq 9:00pm – Open Jam Session Admission: $10 Doors at 7:30pm
Featuring: Layth Sidiq – Violin/Voice Fadi Saba – Keyboard John Murchison – Bass Gilbert Mansour – Percussion + Special guests!!