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Kahil El’Zabar & David Murray at Pyatt Hall

June 20 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm


This is the very first Vancouver duo performance of Kahil El’Zabar & David Murray. These Jazz legends have been collaborating together for over 40 years, and have performed together all over the world to sold out audiences.

Sir Kahil El’Zabar, was Knighted by the Council General of France for his Global contributions to the Arts. He has performed with luminaries like Dizzy Gillespie, Cannonball Adderley, Pharoah Sanders, Nina Simone, Stevie Wonder, Archie Shepp, Eddie Harris, Donny Hathaway, Paul Simon, Ntozake Shange, Nona Hendryx, Neneh Cherry, Lester Bowie, Hamiet Bluiett, Malachi Favors, Billy Bang, Gene Ammons, to name a few. He is also the former chairman of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM), and has recorded on over 100 acclaimed projects, and founded and leads the legendary Ethnic Heritage Ensemble and Ritual Trio.

David Murray is considered to be the most influential tenor saxophonist of his generation. He has recorded more than 300 acclaimed projects. He has worked with many of the giants, such as Max Roach, Charles Mingus, Cecil Taylor, Jack DeJohnette, Chico Hamilton, Elvin Jones, Archie Shepp, Pharoah Sanders, and Randy Weston, He is co-founder of the World Saxophone Quartet, and leads the famed David Murray Quartet, David Murray

Octet, and the David Murray Big Band. Dr. Murray was awarded a PHD in the Arts from Claremont College, and is also a Guggenheim Fellow and a Fulbright Scholar. Mr. Murray has won 2 Grammys and is the prestigious recipient of the Jazz Par Award from the country of Denmark.

In addition, there will be an opening set by Juno-winning Vancouver guitarist Gordon Grdina.

This performance is presented by Infidels Jazz, with the support of the VSO School of Music.



June 20
9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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The Infidels Jazz


Pyatt Hall
843 Seymour Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 3L4 Canada
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