Dhafer Youssef Quartet at Healdsburg Jazz Festival at Jackson Theater
uploaded this event on April 30, 2019
Dhafer Youssef, a charismatic and mesmerizing oud player and singer from Tunisia, headlines the Healdsburg Jazz Festival with a top New York jazz rhythm section – drummer Marcus Gilmore and bassist Matt Brewer – and brilliant Armenian pianist Tigran Hamasyan. His journey to this musical destination has been a fascinating one. Born in 1967, he was destined to become a muezzin – religious singers tasked with incanting the five-times-a-day call to prayers in the Muslim world. Dhafer proved to be restless, however, and craved musical experiences beyond the Islamic. He took up the oud – an ancient string instrument related to the mandolin and banjo – and started playing professionally....