Band of the Week: Under One Sun

Band of the Week: Under One Sun

MEET THE BAND: Jamey Haddad (drums, percussion), Billy Drewes (saxophone, flute), Michael Ward Bergman (accordion), Salar Nader (tabla), Ali Amr-Qanun (Arabic zither, vocals), Leo Blanco (piano), Luisito Quintero (percussion), Roberto Occhipinti (bass) A GLOBE TROTTER: A percussionist/drummer living and teaching at the Oberlin Conservatory, Haddad is a Cleveland Legends of Jazz and a Cleveland Arts Prize recipient. "I am a jazz musician that has kinda jumped the fence, so to speak, a long time ago and decided to include the world of musicians I found interesting to me from over 40 years of globe trotting playing music," says Haddad, who grew up in Cleveland and left town with saxophonist Joe Lovano to attend school in Boston.

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