Renowned Egyptian Jazz artist Yehya Khalil performs a concert in Cairo Opera House on Thursday, February 15, at the Small Hall – Egypt Today

Renowned Egyptian Jazz artist Yehya Khalil performs a concert in Cairo Opera House on Thursday, February 15, at the Small Hall – Egypt Today

Yehya Khalil to perform a concert in Cairo Opera House

Tue, Feb. 13, 2018
CAIRO – 13 February 2018: Renowned Egyptian Jazz artist Yehya Khalil will perform a concert in Cairo Opera House on Thursday, February 15, at the Small Hall.

The Jazz pioneer is known for combining Jazz tunes with oriental rhythms; attracting many music-loving youth.

He formed the Cairo Jazz Quartet, the first jazz band in Egypt, at the age of 14. Khalil shared the stage with a big number of famous rock, country and blues bands. He participated in joint performances with Rasputin’s Stash, and has performed with Jazz music icons such as Oliver Jones, and Dizzy Gillespie.

Khalil performed with Gillespie in the opening of the Cairo Opera House in 1989, according to Khalil’s official page. He cooperated with a number of Egyptian singers such as Mohamed Mounir, and currently presents Jazz in the state-owned Egyptian channel.

It is worth mentioning that the second edition of the Afro-Chinese Art and Music festival which kicked off on October 25, 2017, honored Khalil.
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