04/08/2018 13:30 PizzaExpress Jazz Club, Soho £15
Violinist / singer-songwriter Azhaar Saffar is releasing her first album since fronting acclaimed Brazilian jazz group Sirius B (Montreux jazz, Mai jazz, 606 Club, Glastonbury Brecon jazz). She has also worked with jazz luminaries Peewee Ellis, Iain Ballamy and Jason Rebello.
A self confessed nomad of Iraqi/Welsh origins, she recently returned from performing and teaching in Latin America where she composed the songs for her new album ‘Original Love’. The album features top jazz flautist Gareth Lockrane and DJ/’congeiro’ Snowboy who also produced the title track and has had a phenomenal reaction on major radio stations in the UK and worldwide.
“One of the most distinctive acts on the jazz world scene” – BBC Radio Wales
“Just superb production, vocals and musicianship. QUALITY all the way! Massive” – Dr Bob Jones
“An exhilerating latin beat feast” – Blues n Soul
With the new project Global Wave she is joined by a world class international line-up, taking us on a voyage that redefines the musical boundaries with an irreverent fusion of world rhythms, funk and jazz enhanced by Azhaar’s glorious violin.