Jazz at X-mas: Mediterranean Fragments Quintet

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Jazz at X-mas: Mediterranean Fragments Quintet
Amr Hammour (g), Arik Strauss (p), Bilal Hammour (e-b), Andrea Marcelli (dr) & special guest: Sigal Adler-Strauss (voc)
…Contemporary Mediterranean Jazz.


AmrHammourAMR HAMMOUR – acoustic and electric guitars. Syria / Serbia.
Received a Diploma in music from the higher institute of music Damascus. Will present some of his compositions and also his arrangements of some of the great tunes composed by Pat Metheny. from his albums with Roy Haynes, Dave Holland, Jaco Pastorius, Bob Moses, Lyle Mays etc including tunes like: James, Song for Bilbao, Change of heart, etc…
Arik Strauss, from Israel, will present some material from the new album „In Spite of All“, released in September 2016 by Dot Time Records, and new material which he composed after arriving in Berlin this summer after living in Jerusalem and New York. In his refined and passionate music Strauss brings together different styles of jazz – classical, latin and modern.
„[Strauss] plays with refined sense of feeling and sensitivity somewhere between Bill Evans and Frédéric Chopin and yet there’s also the charm of the pop song present…“ Jakob Baekgaard, All About Jazz

Andrea Marcelli (Rom) Schlagzeuger
Von 1989 bis 1997 lebt er in Los Angeles, danach vier Jahre in New York.
Seit 2001 ist Marcelli in Berlin, wo er am Film „Good Bye Lenin“ mitwirkt und mehrere Jazzauszeichnungen erhaelt. Er hat bis jetzt etwa 190 eigene Kompositionen aufgenommen. Zwei seiner Kompositionen finden Eingang in die bedeutende Sammlung „The European Real Book“ und „The Digital Real Book part 2“.
Er spielt in den USA, Japan, Indien, Brasilien, Indonesia, all over Europe, Tunisia, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Mozambique; Lebanon etc.
Mit: Wayne Shorter, Ekkehard Wölk, Don Menza, Bob Mintzer, Mike Stern, Bob Berg, Eddie Gomez, Allan Holdsworth, John Patitucci, David Liebman, Markus Stockhausen, Ralph Towner, Eberhard Weber, Frank Gambale, Hiram Bullock, Harold Land, and many others.
Als Bandleader veröffentlicht Marcelli vier Alben mit eigenen Kompositionen: Silent Will und Oneness (Verve/PolyGram/Polydor KK) + Beyond the Blue, Sundance(2012), Stories (2015)