IBRAHIM MAALOUF is a pioneering figure in the world of contemporary jazz thanks to his fusion of pop, soul, electro, hip-hop, and French chansons with the music of his Lebanese roots. He is the highest selling jazz act in France, selling more than 250,000 records in the last 2 years. Prior to his work in jazz music, an early prestigious classical career was sanctioned by several international awards (France, Hungary, Finland, USA), and the diploma of the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris. His music is strongly influenced by Arabic culture, he uses a 4-valve trumpet in order to play the “half sharps” and “half flats” required of Arabic modes of music called maqams. The musicians and instrumentation he will play with in Shanghai give his show a contemporary rock, electro and jazz funk flavor. Every concert he performs will have a contemplative and mystical musical interlude, which he calls a “collective universal prayer”.


Ibrahim Maalouf: lead trumpet

Youenn LE CAM: trumpet

Yann MARTIN: trumpet

Martin SACCARDY: trumpet

Francois DELPORTE: guitar

Xavier ROGE: drums

Frank WOSTE: piano

Laurent DAVID: bass guitar


Where is Jazz? Shanghai was the birthplace of jazz in China in the early 1930s. Nowadays, Beijing is also a paradise for jazz musicians and fans. As the largest jazz festival in China, JZ Festival is now 9 years old. This year, JZ Festival will also be hosted in Beijing, giving international-standard performances of the highest level to all the music lovers!

Tickets online:http://yugongyishantickets.taobao.com

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  • Tickets: Rmb 200 (door) / 150 (presale | stop at midnight on 9th of October ) / 80 (students, door only)
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