Amir ElSaffar Quintet

Amir ElSaffar, a striking and imaginative trumpeter whose work often draws on Iraqi maqam music, gigs behindAlchemy, a lithe, postbop-leaning set on the Pi label. This gig features the same superb supporting cast heard on the disc: saxist Ole Mathisen, pianist John Escreet, bassist Fran├žois Moutin and drummer Dan Weiss.
Event phone: 212-620-5000
Event website: http://rmanyc.org
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