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Trumpeter, santur player, vocalist, and composer straddling the worlds of maqam and jazz, and music curator at Alwan for the Arts.

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Joined Twitter 10/13/11


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Retweeted by Amir ElSaffarBackstage. @AmirElSaffar Rivers of Sound. https://t.co/1khR0W8hNv
Retweeted by Amir ElSaffarWe had a great show tonight at this amazing space with @AmirElSaffar (Hancher Auditorium in Iowa City). Tomorrow… https://t.co/tYjxFP1Nk2
Retweeted by Amir ElSaffarDay one of @AmirElSaffar Rivers of Sound tour. #creativemusic #makam https://t.co/aid4BrqaWH
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2/9
2017
Check out a preview of @AmirElSaffar with #RiversofSound Orchestra at @UMSNews, tonight in Ann Arbor! https://t.co/Gdfxn4R0mC
Retweeted by Amir ElSaffarPerforming with my 17 piece #RiversOfSound Orchestra tonight at the Power Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan at @UMSNews https://t.co/e37WGu41Ia
10/18
2017
Played tonight in the Royal Opera House in Muscat, Oman, with @AmirElSaffar. Fun concert, beautiful room: https://t.co/nw8QLP5kyW
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3/26
2017
Off to Oman to play with @AmirElSaffar: https://t.co/Z2hbLlvhxo
Retweeted by Amir ElSaffarWave 4 of '17 lineup (pt. 1): @bmarsalis Quartet; @leslieodomjr; @AmirElSaffar; @projectlogic; @BokanteMusic -… https://t.co/btJXQlPhdJ
Retweeted by Amir ElSaffarRivers of Sound @AmirElSaffar flowing into this place tomorrow - Royal Opera House of Muscat, Oman! @cdsounds https://t.co/YA9yq7j9HE
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3/24
2017
Our last performance of Written in Water in Mpls today-great to be home! @ragamaladance @AmirElSaffar @anjnaswami https://t.co/cIyF0GCZoA
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1/29
2016
Jazz Convention, Reviews in home Amir elSaffar, Crisis (Aldo Del Noce) https://t.co/5KZnSyzMuu @jazzconvention @PiRecordings @AmirElSaffar
Retweeted by Amir ElSaffarUnpredictable harmonic and melodic contours meet turbulent rhythm @spectrum_nyc tomorrow Fri Dec 2, 8:30PM!… https://t.co/Z7oSookyTE
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12/1
2016
We're excited about our RT in Review show tomorrow. We packed it with great music from @JakeShimabukuro @femikutimusic and @AmirElSaffar
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10/27
2016
Don't miss @AmirElSaffar & Two Rivers Ensemble tonight in @RoyalAlbertHall!9.45-11pm! #NourFestivalhttps://t.co/WlN4BT9uTk
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10/22
2016
Playing tomorrow night w/#TwoRivers at @RoyalAlbertHall Elgar Room @NourFestival w/ @OleMathisenSax @cdsounds tix: https://t.co/jMgacC8l2r
10/21
2016
@CultureTrip This Saturday!! Trumpeter, santur player & composer @AmirElSaffar @RoyalAlbertHall part @NourFestival https://t.co/aqOnbW0MJa
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10/20
2016
Two Rivers performs tonight in Istanbul Two Rivers performs tonight in Istanbul https://t.co/to4DvzmfQq
10/19
2016
MINNEAPOLIS! Tonight, @walkerartcenter presents @amirelsaffar's Rivers of Sound at 8PM. TIX:… https://t.co/peTckSass3
Retweeted by Amir ElSaffar.@AmirElSaffar Rivers of Sound Orchestra performing Not Two https://t.co/0mmtVNZAbS
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10/15
2016
Rivers of Sound Orchestra - tonight at @PioneerWorks_
10/14
2016
SNEAK PREVIEW: Friday Oct 14 @AmirElSaffar RIVERS OF SOUND at @PioneerWorks_ https://t.co/dNfDZsxl6V
Retweeted by Amir ElSaffarCheck out our dude @AmirElSaffar tomorrow night in Red Hook. 🔥🔥🔥 https://t.co/Obxm2LSpZL
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10/13
2016
17-piece Rivers of Sound Orchestra performs this Friday at @PioneerWorks_ in Brooklyn https://t.co/hobPNRxS9lBROOKLYN! Oct 14 @amirelsaffar's #RiversofSound w/ @AruanOrtiz @olemathisensax & many more play @PioneerWorks_. TIX… https://t.co/p2gn96dSJq
Retweeted by Amir ElSaffarCaz dünyasının üç güçlü nefesi: @eriktruffaz, @AmirElSaffar ve @TheoCroker #BabylonBlog’da mercek altında!… https://t.co/hip12xY4ke
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10/12
2016
WOW #Iraqi Trumpeter @AmirElSaffar has been announced as a headliner @NourFestival 22 Oct! https://t.co/e45npNjyy4 https://t.co/ZbbREnUGMu
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9/15
2016
@smehtanyc thanks!!! See you soon
7/14
2016
@CreativeMusicNY @AmirElSaffar talks w our very own #jazzspeaks about his THURS show: https://t.co/HuxGuw8WZu Tix: https://t.co/dkerweaCt6
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7/13
2016
Last day of Written in Water residency! @RamaswamyAparna @rajna_music @anjnaswami @AmirElSaffar @mcswamy https://t.co/A0WiUZGmtk
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5/12
2016
Playing two shows tonight at #VicenzaJazz celebrating CD release with @nicolafazzini and Hyper + https://t.co/cCKEQeRjYt
5/8
2016
@NYUADArtsCenter thank you for hosting us - what a wonderful opportunity to share our music in all its facets!A taste of @AmirelSaffar's Ashwaaq Ensemble & @aizuriquartet from Amb's residence #USAinUAE #musicunites https://t.co/cYGzEnVaOB
Retweeted by Amir ElSaffarAizuri Quartet's violinists join @AmirelSaffar's Ashwaaq Ensemble at @USEmbUAE residence to… https://t.co/cFUstTAADh
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5/3
2016
Review: @AmirElSaffar’s Rivers of Sound makes spellbinding international premiere @NYUAbuDhabi - @TheNationalUAE https://t.co/w6HoM1ScFM
Retweeted by Amir ElSaffarLast night in Abu Dhabi @nyuadartscenter @AmirElSaffar #riversofsound @milesokazaki https://t.co/u5xW31m0kO
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5/1
2016
Brilliant performance by these 17...errr...16 artists #wow @NYUADArtsCenter @NYUAbuDhabi @AmirElSaffar #inabudhabi https://t.co/8YB0CVslTu
Retweeted by Amir ElSaffarWow, the audience was ready for @AmirElSaffar & co tonight. What a show! #inabudhabi #nyuad @NYUADArtsCenter https://t.co/ufybkTI5OV
Retweeted by Amir ElSaffarSoundcheck. @AmirElSaffar & Two Rivers Large Ensemble. It all happens at 8pm. #intljazzdayhttps://t.co/w46H2wAcRG
Retweeted by Amir ElSaffarCelebrating #InternationalJazzDay with my 17-piece #RiversOfSound Orchestra of musicians from around the world at @NYUADArtsCenterSoundcheck in Abu Dhabi with @AmirElSaffar: https://t.co/3BMOO2Cx5U
Retweeted by Amir ElSaffar.@AmirElSaffar plus SEVENTEEN piece band soundchecking at @NYUADArtsCenter right NOW! https://t.co/cMtQsWztoH
Retweeted by Amir ElSaffarToday is International #JazzDay - another great reason to catch @AmirElSaffar @NYUADArtsCenter tonight: https://t.co/gwnW7plBoa #IntlJazzDay
Retweeted by Amir ElSaffar.@NYUADArtsCenter's staggeringly special first season closes w/ @AmirElSaffar tonight & Tue. I/view @LifeNationalUAE https://t.co/WWVg3vu3jZ
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4/30
2016
Today at 4-5 on Arabesque on @AbuDhabiClassic FM, @AmirElSaffar talks to @loveleyann Smili. Plus tix giveaways for Tuesday's sold out show.
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4/29
2016
@TwmBurum great meeting you too! Looking forward to hearing your music!
4/25
2016
The magical @AmirElSaffar Two Rivers Ensemble flows into Bremen @jazzahead this weekend! Performance on Friday at overseas night. @cdsounds
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4/21
2016
If you're in #Cleveland, don't miss @AmirElSaffar at @ClevelandArt TONIGHT starting at 7:30 PM. https://t.co/gheVlZw4TL
Retweeted by Amir ElSaffarLooking forward to playing with #RiversOfSound tonight at @ClevelandArt https://t.co/RTjNbao69N https://t.co/xAKQEqdORY
4/15
2016
Now playing @AmirElSaffar - The Great Dictator. See the award winning trumpeter & Rivers of Sound Large Ensemble 30 Apr @NYUADArtsCenter
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4/14
2016
H&N SOA Wed 1:40pm 90.3 @AmirElSaffar performs MiddleEastjazz @CMAmusicandfilm @ClevelandArt https://t.co/QOYSbyvZ7v https://t.co/uiZhYphQLY
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4/13
2016
This coming Friday in #Cleveland, @AmirElSaffar brings new ensemble #RiversOfSound to @ClevelandArt. Tickets here: https://t.co/gY7HwC17EL
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4/11
2016
Live now: composer and musician @AmirElSaffar chats with @MartyMossCoane about his music & plays/sings cuts. Listen: https://t.co/Qi0gO07rRc
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4/8
2016
Now playing @AmirElSaffar - Flyover Iraq. See the award winning trumpeter & vocalist 30 April & 3 May @NYUADArtsCenter
Retweeted by Amir ElSaffarDynamic, rhythmic, harmonious. Don't miss @AmirElSaffar's #RiversOfSound Saturday! https://t.co/K3OYdKVNIA #PIFA2016 https://t.co/ftEFTWWnP0
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4/6
2016
Looking forward to bringing #RiversOfSound to the @KimmelCenter on Saturday! #maqam #jazz https://t.co/pHyhpBqKo4
4/4
2016
Improvisational heritage: @AmirElSaffar in the Syrian Room at Shangri La. #heritageMW #MuseumWeek https://t.co/4JrAlRTSPY
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4/1
2016
Now playing @AmirElSaffar & 2 Rivers Ensemble - Love Poem. The trumpeter & vocalist will be performng @NYUADArtsCenter on 30 April & 3 May
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3/31
2016
Honored to share the stage tonight with the brilliant Lebanese author, Amin Maalouf in Venice https://t.co/0EQD0jZG08
3/30
2016
Dominik Bukowski o nowym projekcie z @AmirElSaffar! Premiera w piątek w @klubzak #JazzJantar https://t.co/CzlmjauT2Y https://t.co/Fx2CEh5XZY
Retweeted by Amir ElSaffarPreparatevi bene che mancano 2 settimane all'inaugurazione! #incroci @AminMaalouf @AmirElSaffar @libricity https://t.co/nGfM5cs5K8
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3/17
2016
New music w/ trumpet by @ibrahim_maalouf, @AmirElSaffar, @dave_douglas, @ben_neill, @ablayecissoko & @volkergoetze: https://t.co/3bkHHg9yrS
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3/6
2016
Jazz in #AbuDhabi @ThePeeWeeEllis @funkyfredwesley @abudhabifestival @_JoeyAlexander @alfredomusic @AmirElSaffar in April @NYUADArtsCenter
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3/1
2016
Cellist @okkyunglee and trumpeter @AmirElSaffar are performing Sunday at 22 Boerum Place, 8pm. https://t.co/0e2iu1UpXZ
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2/25
2016
Playing trio with @OleMathisenSax and @TomasFujiwara tonight in Brooklyn at HappyLucky No.1. All new music. https://t.co/QJj4WWlZiv
2/24
2016
Just announced! Sun, Feb 28: cellist @okkyunglee & trumpeter @AmirElSaffar solo sets + a first time collaboration https://t.co/gBZFlVqOMY
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2/13
2016
Nice to see my video and @NYUADArtsCenter's video of @AmirElSaffar bookending this album. He's @NYUAbuDhabi in April https://t.co/u89rr2IiTo
Retweeted by Amir ElSaffarFull-body goose pimples at @AmirElSaffar show. @PiRecordings #NYCWJF #tight #playingthelivingshitouttathetunes
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1/17
2016
"I could probably articulate myself better with a 30-second trumpet solo" please do, @AmirElSaffar #rps #wavelengths https://t.co/mw1Km1fSCD
Retweeted by Amir ElSaffar.@AmirElSaffar gives his trumpet the last word. #APAPNYC #wavelengths https://t.co/t3AvCh5Wx3
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1/14
2015
Mis discos favoritos de 2015: 4. Amir ElSaffar, Crisis (Pi Recordings) @AmirElSaffar
Retweeted by Amir ElSaffar.@AmirElSaffar reflexiona musicalmente sobre Oriente Medio en "Crisis" https://t.co/rFDPPp5M80 en #ClubdeJazz https://t.co/jP739ULzJg
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12/18
2015
The most thorough review and analysis of #TwoRivers #Crisis yet, by @SimonDavisCohen https://t.co/jGIOpAGrkx in today's @LAReviewofBooks"ICYMI, here's my top jazz records of 2015, with @AmirElSaffar, Ben Monder, @MyraMelford, Kamasi Washington and more https://t.co/xy5tBJ8lYg
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12/17
2015
@danweissdrum thanks to you I started Godfather on return flight, now finished it at home. #Ridiculous
9/28
2015
#TwoRivers #Crisis tour continues tonight at the Agha Khan Museum in Toronto https://t.co/MfoATbipZh @cdsounds @danweissdrum @OleMathisenSax
9/26
2015
#TwoRivers #Crisis tonight at @firehouse12 with @danweissdrum @cdsounds @OleMathisenSax @Abboushi_Spices Zafer Tawil
9/25
2015
#TwoRivers plays in Springfield MA http://t.co/pQROZWCVCk http://t.co/eLWvIYqgeO @OleMathisenSax @danweissdrum @cdsounds @Abboushi_Spices
9/24
2015
.@AmirElSaffar and Two Rivers Ensemble Play “Crisis” Suite in #Springfield and #NHV http://t.co/sh25fYqLJ7 http://t.co/XulN2AveBF
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9/23
2015
Two Rivers and Josh Berman concerts at @ConstellationCh reviewed by @howardreich in today's Chicago Tribune http://t.co/MHD6cmeXfq
9/21
2015
@AmirElSaffar tonight as part of Wold Music Festival Chicago http://t.co/mhKsQrwmzi
Retweeted by Amir ElSaffar.@AmirElSaffar's #TwoRivers #Crisis CD release went phenomenally well last night. http://t.co/AtghRwZywm
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9/19
2015
#TwoRivers #Crisis CD release show - 8 pm at @SymphonySpace http://t.co/SRBdq0ReAb https://t.co/nbAYNjZPbA https://t.co/4RBKq7bzYi
9/17
2015
My conversation with @dave_douglas. #TwoRivers #Crisis @PiRecordings @Greenleaf_Music @FONTMusic1 https://t.co/rxNK1j6QlLTwo Rivers #Crisis is #1 on for 3rd week on @CMJ jazz charts. https://t.co/nbAYNjZPbA @PiRecordings http://t.co/wg4rfQMnRO
9/16
2015
It's the full five stars for trumpeter @amirelsaffar's new album Crisis, 'a work of rare beauty and power': http://t.co/Vl45R0FyYv
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9/15
2015
Two Rivers #Crisis at #1! @PiRecordings https://t.co/zEMIYrceCdAnother free track from Two Rivers' #Crisis: https://t.co/qKU9i9JxNI @GucGulle Nice video! Was a great pleasure playing with all of you. Let's do it again! @dave_douglas great speaking with you today! Enjoyed listening to your new CD w/quintet on the ride back. Looking forward to the podcast!
9/13
2015
Free track from Two Rivers #Crisis: Trumpet Taqsim and El-Sha'ab (the People) https://t.co/4NfPgzIUNM http://t.co/NbxhdeXF1Y
9/12
2015
#TwoRivers #Crisis CD release show Thurs 9/17 @SymphonySpace https://t.co/4RBKq7bzYi https://t.co/nbAYNjZPbA @AlwanfortheArts @PiRecordings
9/11
2015
Sep 26: Don’t miss a powerful and visceral performance by Two Rivers Ensemble @AmirElSaffar http://t.co/mHPEeOtPyD http://t.co/XSmHZMzwyq
Retweeted by Amir ElSaffar#140CR Trumpet/santur player, composer @AmirElSaffar blends Arabic music with jazz on "Crisis", another brilliant release on @PiRecordings
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9/10
2015
My new #ThisIsJazzToday picks w/The Dorf, Nick Fraser, @AmirElSaffar & @MKforPresident ... http://t.co/dek0GFmUpt @ropeadope @PiRecordings
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8/25
2015
@ChoppingGuy all good questions! @dave_douglas when are we on?
8/14
2015
Thanks Andy! @dave_douglas actually co-commissioned my first #TwoRivers piece almost a decade ago at @FONTMusic1 http://t.co/Ogidw4isza
8/13
2015
Plotting for TWO visits to @nyuadartscenter with @AmirElSaffar. 1st developing music for… https://t.co/k3MqtwRYtH
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8/9
2015
"The band already delivered the beautiful "Two Rivers" and "Inana"... but I have the impression that this one is even better." @AmirElSaffar
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8/7
2015

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