Azhaar Saffar

Azhaar made her reputation fronting and co-writing for the popular Brazilian jazz group Sirius B. Their album, ‘Posto Nove’, (Freestyle Records) was playlisted at no 1 on Jazz FM and in the Japanese Brazilian charts (released on P-vine). She later released the album ‘Out There’ on 33 Records, launched at Londons 606 Club. She has performed all over Europe, including international festival as such as Montreux, Mai Jazz, Brecon and Glastonbury.

After an absence travelling and touring South America, Azhaar returns with her new project Global Wave. She describes the music as new world jazz – Jazz that embraces Latin, Brazilian , African, Arabic and Funk – a continuation of the world jazz experience started with Sirius B. Global Wave have just finished the debut album of this project, entitled, ‘Original Love’- original compositions inspired by her travels.

Azhaar and Global Wave promote their new album at Pizza Express Jazz Club Soho on 4th August.

The present line up is: Azhaar vocals/violin; Jim Blomfield, keyboards; Guillaume Ottaviani bass; Ivan Moreno Percussion; Paolo Adamo drums.