Indie guitarist, composer and educator Az Samad is teaching music in the virtual world.
Az, 31 is a guitarist-composer. His name maybe unfamiliar in Malaysia but he is quite well known internationally, especially among music schools, for his skills in playing jazz and contemporary acoustic and classical guitar.
He has a Master’s degree in Music (Jazz Studies) from San Jose State University, Bachelor of Music in Jazz Composition and Performance (Summa Cum Laude) from Berklee College of Music, Boston, and Bachelor of Music in
Arranging from University of Westminster, United Kingdom. Since coming home, Az has been busy with not just composing and performing but also teaching.
The gigs and recording experiences he got overseas had also given him an edge. Az didn’t perform with just any ordinary musician but top artistes and songwriters like Grammy winners Flaco Jimanez and Max Baca, singer-songwriter
Tara Linda, Rick Vandivier, Hristo Vitchev, world Music Ensemble Bogofusion, electronic jazz-funk group Planet Loop, and string jazz ensemble JazzMine.
Nak buat macamana, orang Malaysia lebih suka Siti Nurhaliza?
Hey....we know this hunk. His Mama and my Mama used to be colleagues. He was just a teenager then. Purrr...meow!
is his real name only Az? i find it very interesting if that is the case. our national laureate named his son with only 2 letters. that's epic. certainly he would never ran out of creative names to choose for his newborn child but must have did so intentionally.
i teringin juga nak ikut az,kat ohio dulu i main guitar,in 79!student there then. check my youtube 'jo slowhand'.itu kat publika jem dgn norman(sheila majid's bass player and
ex schoolmate)and lewis pragasam.
anon@7:19PM: Siti memang ramai peminat di malaysia, singapure, brunei dan indonesia.
tapi, artiste seperti Az memikat peminat-peminat lain.
cat: yep...my colleague too...and his dad was a very close family friend, someone i've known since i was a child.
FC: yes...just two letters. AZ. as i remember, pak cik samad said : "merangkumi permulaan dan pengakhir,,," or something like that...
yoko ono: hmmm...kenapa tak blog lagi?
bukan adik u ka?I've seen his performeance once somewhere at lifecentre ,,, cool ,,brand new music
"he started following his father around to various universities in the country to read poetry while he strummed the background music"...
Wish we can see this today.
(wonder what he will strum on his guitar if he had followed his father in the recent gatherings...:))
manusia biasa: no-lah...my dad is (was-he passed away) A Samad Ismail...
AZ is the youngest son of Literary laureate A Samad Said.
Wak: tak tahu-lah....
Nak tanya, AZ ni dah berpunya Ke tak? ;)
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