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Kinan Azmeh CityBand

April 18, 2017
7:00pm to 8:00pm
The Bowld Forrestal-Bowld Music Center Phillips Exeter Academy

Presented in conjunction with the Robbins Memorial Symposium.

Formed in 2006 in New York City, the Kinan Azmeh CityBand immediately gained recognition for their virtuosic and high energy performance, receiving praise from critics and audiences alike. The ensemble strives to reach a balance between classical music, jazz, and the music of Azmeh's homeland, Syria.

Azmeh’s expressive clarinet meets Kyle Sanna’s rustic guitar, soaring at times over the dynamic and volatile backdrop of John Hadfield’s percussion and Josh Myers’ double bass. Each band member has come from varied backgrounds to add their personal flair to this ensemble, resulting in a thoroughly exciting and rewarding listening experience.

The quartet has toured the US, France, England, Germany, Holland, Egypt, Lebanon,and Turkey.