Abdullah Ibrahim & Ekaya

Feb 28

8:00 PM

Friday, February 28, 2020

The music of South African pianist and composer Abdullah Ibrahim reflects the diverse influences of his Cape Town roots, an amalgam of traditional African songs, gospel and American jazz. Since founding South Africa’s first premier jazz group, the Jazz Epistles, and later being discovered by Duke Ellington, Ibrahim has recorded prolifically and become a leading figure in modern jazz. Recently awarded the title of NEA Jazz Master, he makes his Symphony Center debut with the celebrated septet Ekaya.

To be announced from stage.


PreConcert Information

Preconcert film screening of “A Struggle of Love,” a documentary about Abdullah Ibrahim

6:30 p.m. Buntrock Hall

  • This performance is part of:

  • Jazz