Category: Live music

Brooklyn Maqam Hang ft Kane Mathis

July 31, 2019

Kane began playing the Oud in 1998 under the instruction of Mutlu Torun, the head of the Oud, strings, and composition department at Istabul’s I.T.U. conservatory. Mutlu Torun is also the author of the renowned Oud method book Ud Metodu. Kane then continued his study with one of Turkey’s top Oud soloists Münir Nurettin Beken engaging in 5 and a half years of intense study that then culminated in Kane taking over the Seattle Turkish Music Student Ensemble. He has held residencies at the University of Washington, Oberlin, and Lawrence University. For the last 10 years Kane has maintained an international presence as an accompanist and soloist and is often commissioned to compose new works for media, dance, and theater. Other accolades include the world premier of his suite for solo Oud “5 Windows” in Lebanon, and a 2012 Earshot Jazz “Album of the year” award in the U.S.

This program will feature original compositions in traditional and Neo-traditional forms and Makams.

8:00pm – Kane Mathis 9:00pm – Open Jam Session Admission: $10 Doors at 7:30pm

Featuring: Kane Mathis – Oud Phil Mayer – Percussion John Murchison – Bass

Brooklyn Maqam Hang ft Layth Sadiq

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!!


July 1, 2019

Tamar Korn has been a New York-based vocalist for the last decade, playing a repertoire steeped in traditional New Orleans and early jazz, western swing, and American roots music. Her formative years were with one of the pioneers of New York hot jazz revival, The Cangelosi Cards, and she now leads her own band, A Kornucopia.