Dave Sharp’s World Quartet – Gem Series
September 27 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The DAVE SHARP WORLD QUARTET masterfully blends rhythms, sounds, and textures from across the globe with world music inspired original compositions. Featuring the oud, violin, electric bass, synthesizer and world percussion, the WORLD QUARTET is fueled by the spirit of jazz, world music and dynamic exploratory improvisation. Bassist, composer and bandleader Dave Sharp leads the WORLD QUARTET to explore music traditions from Turkey, Egypt, Ukraine, India, Bulgaria and Greece.
The quartet has appeared at festivals throughout Michigan such as Concert of Colors Detroit, Ann Arbor Summer Festival, Bach Music Festival, Lansing Harmony Celebration Lansing, Rasa Indian Arts Festival Ann Arbor, and intimate venues such as Kerrytown Concert House in Ann Arbor, Music Hall Jazz Cafe Detroit, UrbanBeat Events Center Lansing and Riverfolk Music and Arts Blacksmith Shop Concert Series in Manchester.
“…a kaleidoscope of undulating gypsy, klezmer, Persian, and North African music, interspersed with jazz variations.” —Sally Mitani, Ann Arbor “
Henrik Karapetyan, violin
Igor Houwat, oud (*The oud is a short-neck lute-type, pear-shaped stringed instrument with 11 or 13 strings grouped in 5 or 6 courses, commonly used predominantly in the music of Egypt, Cyprus, Syria, Lebanon, Palestine, etc.)
Mike List, percussion
Dave Sharp, bass
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