BRIDGES: MEET THE BAND
MEET THE BAND The band with me on this CD is made up of insanely talented musicians from diverse, international backgrounds. I'd like you to meet them!
Tarik Banzi – oud
- Multi-instrumentalist, composer, Ph.D.
- Moroccan heritage, committed to creating a peaceful understanding between the East and West through the arts
- Member of Al Andalus Ensemble, winner of the JPFolks "Peoples Grammy Award" for “Best World Music Song of 2009” and "Vox Pop Award" for "Best Contemporary Classical Album of 2010"
- Website: andalus.com
Damian Erskine – bass
- Jaco Patsorius Big Band, Gino Vannelli, Peter Erskine, many others
- On faculty at Portland State University
- Website: damianerskine.com
Gary Hobbs – drums
- Stan Kenton Orchestra, Randy Brecker, many others
- Has played on over 60 recordings
- On faculty at U. of Oregon
- Website: garyhobbs.net
MAHMOUD SHAIKHHUSSEIN – DOUMBEK, RIQ
- Palestinian multi-instrumentalist
- Performs all over the West Coast (US)