HYE Fusion, Middle Eastern Band

HYE Fusion, Middle Eastern Band

HYE Fusion, Middle Eastern Band

Friday, August 26th, 2022, 6:00pm, with food service by Rhea Pizzeria Napoletana

HYE FUSION is comprised of an American born trio of well seasoned musicians who perform the music of all of the Middle East integrated with Western Jazz Standards, resulting in a dynamic synergy of melodies and rhythms, employing both current and traditional instrumentation.

Mal Barsamian plays oud, classical and rhythm guitars, clarinet and saxophone. Having been appropriately inspired from a strong lineage of family oudists, Mal is truly a musical prodigy in the sense that he plays several instruments so well, that a strong demand for his versatility is sought after by many in the music community. Holding a Master’s Degree in classical guitar from New England Conservatory, Mal’s strong ethnic ties along with his love for Middle Eastern music has established a basis for his ability to successfully fuse cross-cultural music themes of Middle Eastern and Western countries alike. Sharing the stage with Mal, on any of his instruments, is a memorable experience for any musician. Boldly evident is his creative and energetic style of playing. Having made his most significant presents in Middle Eastern music circles as a clarinetist, Mal is truly recognized amongst the finest as such. He has produced, as well as assisted in, the making of several successful recordings.

Harry Bedrossian, schooled and trained as a classical, concert pianist, changed his musical direction after listening to the music of jazz legends Oscar Petersen and Bill Evans, which respectfully cuts through in his playing. Although Harry has also established himself in Middle Eastern Music as a highly accomplished oudist, an instrument on which he is equally active, he more recently combined his expertise in Middle Eastern modal tonality (makam), creating his mark as an accomplished key-boardist, utilizing quarter tones and unique harmonies. To his credit, Harry has played and recorded with several will known Middle Eastern Artists nationally and, locally is acclaimed as one of the most highly sought after musicians, where Middle Eastern Music is featured.

Charles Dermenjian plays percussion, featuring the doumbek, the most commonly played percussive instrument throughout Middle Eastern cultures. As a Middle Eastern percussionist, he has performed extensively in a variety of venues, both nationally and abroad. Additionally, in the field of jazz, some noteworthy appearances include opening for the well known Brazilian percussionist, Airto, at the former Paul’s Mall in Boston, as well as for jazz pianist great, McCoy Tyner, at the Village Gate in New York. He has toured nationally as the feature show drummer for the famous dancer, Little Egypt. His talent as a percussionist colorfully blends the ethnic convention of Middle Eastern time signatures into both standard and creative Western Jazz music. In addition to playing with numerous Middle Eastern musicians, Charles has performed locally with Stan Strickland, as well as several Berkley College faculty. Aside from performing, Charles has devised and applied specific rhythmic teachings as a form of meditative group therapy.

Tonight’s non-profit organization

In the spirit of giving back to the community each concert is partnered with a Cape Ann non-profit organization. The public is invited to make a free-will donation (So if you can, please bring cash/check.) This week's organization is Gloucester Education Foundation.

About Gloucester Education Foundation

The Gloucester Education Foundation drives innovation, encourages creativity, expands student opportunities and empowers educators to strengthen teaching and learning in the Gloucester Public School District.

Since 2005, The Gloucester Education Foundation has brought more than $6 million in funding for programs in the Gloucester Public Schools. GEF funding touches every school and every child at some point in his or her educ0ation and provides innovation and enrichment across academic subject areas.

Learn how you can get involved by visiting thinkthebest.org

Learn more about Gloucester Education Foundation.

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Add this event to your personal calendar 08/26/2022 06:00 PM 12/31/1969 07:00 PM America/New_York HYE Fusion, Middle Eastern Band

HYE FUSION is comprised of an American born trio of well seasoned musicians who perform the music of all of the Middle East integrated with Western Jazz Standards, resulting in a dynamic synergy of melodies and rhythms, employing both current and traditional instrumentation.

Food service provided by Rhea Pizzeria Napoletana
Gloucester Meetinghouse, 10 Church Street, Gloucester, MA 01930 Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation info@gloucestermeetinghouse.org false MM/DD/YYYY 90

Event Info:

  • Friday, August 26th, 2022
  • 6pm to 8:30pm
  • Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church
  • Tickets: Free, Donations Encouraged.
  • Benefits: Gloucester Education Foundation
  • Food service by: Rhea Pizzeria Napoletana
  • Add to Calendar 08/26/2022 06:00 PM 12/31/1969 07:00 PM America/New_York HYE Fusion, Middle Eastern Band

    HYE FUSION is comprised of an American born trio of well seasoned musicians who perform the music of all of the Middle East integrated with Western Jazz Standards, resulting in a dynamic synergy of melodies and rhythms, employing both current and traditional instrumentation.

    Food service provided by Rhea Pizzeria Napoletana
    Gloucester Meetinghouse, 10 Church Street, Gloucester, MA 01930 Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation info@gloucestermeetinghouse.org false MM/DD/YYYY 90
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10 Church Street, Gloucester, MA 01930

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