Yehya Khalil to perform at Cairo Opera House on Mar.5,6



Mon, 02 Mar 2020 - 11:59 GMT


Mon, 02 Mar 2020 - 11:59 GMT

File - Yehya Khalil.

File - Yehya Khalil.

CAIRO - 2 March 2020: Jazz star Yehya Khalil will perform two concerts at Cairo Opera House on March 5 and 13, at the Small Theater.

Khalil is scheduled to present several of his most famous musical compositions, in addition to his new musical compositions.

It is known that Khalil has stayed in the United Stated of America for more than 15 years, where he studied and starred as a drummer in numerous American bands.

Khalil is the master of jazz in Egypt and the Middle East. He was the first to blend Egyptian music with jazz music in the 1960s. He toured most of the world with his music and participated in many international festivals.

Khalil succeeded in creating a wide fan base from different age groups inside and outside Egypt. The jazz master presented over 5,000 concerts around the world.

Considered a remarkable jazz pioneer, Khalil is known for combining jazz tunes with oriental rhythms, attracting many music-loving youth with his significant fusion.

When he was 14 years old, Khalil founded the Cairo Jazz Quartet, the first jazz band in Egypt. The jazz legend shared the stage with a big number of famous rock, country and blues bands.

He participated in joint performances with Rasputin’s Stash, and performed with jazz music icons such as Oliver Jones and Dizzy Gillespie.

Khalil performed with Gillespie at the opening of the Cairo Opera House in 1989.

He cooperated with a number of Egyptian singers, such as Mohamed Mounir, and currently presents jazz music on a state-owned Egyptian channel.

Despite his artistic achievements in the jazz world at a young age, Khalil was eager to learn more about this kind of music by being closer to experts in different regions across the world.

Through witnessing two extremely different music schools, eastern and western, Khalil returned back to his country to establish music platforms to perform his distinctive fusion music.



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