We are thrilled to be joined once again by Mahan Mirarab. Mahan was with us last year as a member of Getak. This year he is bringing us more members of his musical family to introduce to our Rumi Festival family. His quartet, Mahan Mirarab Band – “Persian side of Jazz” will close the festival with a bang on Sunday night.
Mahan Mirarab is an Iranian guitarist/composer based in Vienna, Austria. He has spent years learning about Persian music and the indigenous sound and cultures of regions such as Arabic, African, Turkish, and Kurdish music, while refining his skills in jazz. Notably using fret-less guitar, he specializes in blending the oriental micro-tonal system with jazz. After moving to Europe in 2009, Mahab has become an acclaimed musician in European music scenes. He has participated in various projects in world and jazz music as a performer, as well as a composer/arranger for multiple film, theatre, and music bands.
He has since produced four albums; «Persian Side of Jazz», «Choub», «Sehrang», and the most recent one «Derakht», from his trio Golnar & Mahan.
Performers: Mahan Mirarab (guitar, fretless guitar, oud), Golnar Shahyar (voice, guitar, piano, percussion), Amir Wahba (percussion), Haggai Cohen Milo (bass), Kaveh Sarvarian (ney, tombak)
WHEN: SUNDAY 25, MARCH / 20:30
WHERE: COSMOPOLITE SCENE
SUNDAY TICKET: 250,- / 200,- (includes admission to two events)