It is taking longer than expected to fetch the next song to play. The music should be playing soon. If you get tired of waiting, you can try reloading your browser.


Please check our Help page for information about troubleshooting Pandora on your browser.

Please ensure you are using the latest Flash Player.


If you are unable or do not wish to upgrade your Flash Player,
please try a different browser.


Please check our Help page for information about troubleshooting Pandora on your browser.
Your Pandora Plus subscription will expire shortly.
More Info
No Thanks
Your Pandora Plus trial will expire shortly.
Restore
Close
close
Your Pandora Plus trial subscription will expire shortly. Upgrade to continue unlimited, ad-free listening.
Upgrade Now
You've listened to hours of Pandora this month. Consider upgrading to Pandora Plus.
More Info
No Thanks
Close
Hi . Pandora is using Facebook to personalize your experience. Learn MoreNo Thanks
 Upgrade  sign up   |   help   |  
-0:00
0:00
Change Skin

Free personalized radio that
plays the music you love

Now Playing
Music Feed
My Profile
Create a Station
People who also like this

Amir Elsaffar

Trumpet/composer Amir ElSaffar is a classically trained musician who explores both jazz and traditional Iraqi maqam music. Born in Chicago, IL, in 1977 to an Iraqi father and American mother, ElSaffar grew up listening to an eclectic mix of music that ultimately led to his studying classical music at DePaul University. Having developed an avid interest in jazz, ElSaffar competed in and won the 2001 Carmine Caruso Jazz Trumpet Competition and the 2001 International Trumpet Guild Jazz Improvisation Competition. A year later, a trip to Baghdad brought ElSaffar into contact with masters of the traditional Iraqi maqam style of music as well as the santoor -- a type of hammered dulcimer -- which he learned how to play. Leaving Iraq before the war began in 2003, ElSaffar began incorporating Iraqi music into his jazz trumpet playing and jazz compositions. He released his debut album, Two Rivers, on Pi Recordings in 2007. ElSaffar returned with his long suite Inana in 2011 using the Two Rivers ensemble, which brought everyone but Rudresh Mahanthappa back. He was replaced by tenor saxophopnist Olie Mathisen. ~ Matt Collar
full bio

Selected Discography

x

Track List: Alchemy

1. Ishtarum

2. Nid Qablitum

3. Embubum - Ishtarum - Pitum

4. 12 Cycles

5. Quartal

6. Balad

7. Five Phases

8. Athar Kurd

9. Miniature #1

10. Ending Piece

x

Track List: Two Rivers

1. Menba' (Maqam Bayat) / Jourjina

2. Hemayoun

3. Shatt Al-Arab (Maqam Hadidi)

4. Flood (Maqam Hijaz Kar)

5. Awj Intro

6. Khosh Reng (Maqam Awj)

7. Lami Intro

8. Diaspora (Maqam Lami)

9. Blood And Ink (Maqam Awshar) / Annen (Maqam Mukhalif)

10. The Blues In E Half-Flat

Comments

Report as inappropriate
Uf

Don't have a Pandora account? Sign up

We're sorry, but a browser plugin or firewall may be preventing Pandora from loading.

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please upgrade to a more current browser.

Please check our Help page for more information.

It looks like your browser does not support modern SSL/TLS. Please upgrade your browser.

If you need help, please email: pandora-support@pandora.com.

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please upgrade to a more current browser
or install a newer version of Flash (v.10 or later).

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please install Adobe Flash (v.10 or later).

[92, 95, 91, 106, 83, 86, 121, 66, 119, 120, 69, 126, 79, 109, 91, 108, 94, 110, 106, 115, 67, 69, 97, 76, 85, 86, 112, 103, 86, 120, 95, 120, 85, 99, 87, 64, 117, 74, 64, 66, 127, 125, 77, 87, 92, 114, 107, 66, 74, 119, 64, 89, 109, 102, 71, 111, 67, 127, 102, 74, 111, 65, 86, 126, 93, 111, 101, 76, 68, 98, 111, 67, 115, 64, 77, 101, 102, 74, 120, 75, 94, 119, 91, 87, 70, 81, 99, 105, 92, 73, 89, 118, 106, 104, 66, 114, 65, 65, 74, 83, 97, 114, 89, 96, 70, 86, 127, 64, 95, 127, 124, 109, 85, 91, 87, 106, 69, 96, 80, 107, 98, 77, 80, 105, 117, 110, 76, 118, 97, 102, 88, 108, 78, 64, 101, 108, 98, 84, 104, 125, 107, 70, 86, 80, 78, 114, 78, 67, 70, 64, 68, 108, 66, 88, 98, 98, 112, 118, 124, 66, 122, 82, 103, 96, 109, 105, 87, 123, 105, 89, 69, 85, 120, 94, 99, 80, 89, 75, 86, 89, 118, 64, 84, 81, 127, 99, 114, 124, 104, 109, 105, 125, 87, 76, 124, 109, 70, 91, 107, 119, 126, 124, 66, 116, 127, 79, 95, 81, 120, 118, 120, 112, 80, 127, 90, 122, 70, 120, 85, 72, 71, 104, 118, 71, 82, 68, 64, 89, 101, 72, 120, 100, 74, 111, 103, 101, 79, 97, 111, 64, 125, 122, 72, 117, 70, 99, 117, 69, 71, 90, 113, 74, 92, 126, 75, 64, 116, 126, 92, 106, 112, 102, 109, 115, 70, 119, 97, 108, 117, 117, 111, 111, 94, 120, 113, 98, 120, 118, 113, 114, 99, 89, 73, 120, 82, 96, 99, 64, 101, 107, 95, 111, 105, 106, 78, 127, 69, 97, 112, 114, 113, 86, 108, 101, 103, 72, 100, 106, 84, 125, 66, 78, 104, 108, 68, 91, 65, 113, 88, 71, 73, 84, 88, 104, 92, 81, 85, 97, 127, 75, 116, 98, 71, 101, 93, 69, 96, 117, 124, 115, 78, 66, 106, 106, 102, 118, 94, 116, 118, 80, 119, 98, 86, 113, 117, 71, 121, 100, 76, 104, 91, 105, 103, 90, 97, 71, 76, 110, 80, 126, 65, 90, 117, 84, 119, 101, 73, 77, 88, 66, 72, 108, 96, 76, 107, 89, 76, 78, 95, 74, 73, 101, 66, 96, 108, 83, 76, 105, 67, 106, 119, 112, 97, 121, 103, 120, 101, 66, 83, 116, 78, 72, 109, 67, 104, 122, 90, 87, 112, 126, 79, 82, 104, 103, 103, 87, 83, 78, 64, 67, 94, 92, 100, 75, 77, 70, 99, 83, 85, 74, 86, 80, 77, 122, 92, 117, 70, 107, 106, 89, 122, 113, 84, 79, 106, 126, 95, 105, 107, 67, 75, 122, 103, 124, 64, 126, 75, 110, 114, 127, 120, 68, 85, 83, 80, 104, 103, 119, 71, 95, 89, 72, 78, 121, 74, 110, 73, 117, 104, 66, 78, 85, 65, 123, 89, 83, 117, 99, 98, 70, 122, 100, 127, 112, 93, 97, 125, 76, 107, 92, 66, 89]