Yehya Khalil in a concert at the Cairo Opera House (Photo: Eslam Omar)
Egyptian jazz musician Yehya Khalil will give three concerts in December, starting with one in Alexandria Opera House on 5 December, one week before the other two at the Cairo Opera House on the 12th and 13th.
One of the pioneers of the jazz movement in Egypt, Khalil received last year the Cairo Opera House-bestowed Lifetime Achievement Award for his outstanding contribution to enriching musical life in Egypt.
The “King of Jazz”, as his fans fondly call him, who celebrated his 76th birthday in early December, lived in Chicago in the 1960s and 70s after joining the American Music Conservatory for two years. He played with many well-known international musicians, including Jimi Hendrix, Ginger Baker, Jeff Bush and Eric Clapton, before returning to Egypt.
Thursday 5 December October at 8pm
Alexandria Opera House
Second and Third Concerts
Thursday and Friday 12 and 13 December at 8pm
Cairo Opera House, Small Hall, Zamalek
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