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Anna Mattar Jazz Quartet

monday, february 26th, 2018 - 8.30 pm
hosted by onomatopoeia the music hub

► anna mattar /vocals
► joe aouad /guitar
► jack estephan /double bass
► faraj fakhoury /drums

INFO 00 961 1 398 986


Anna is a professional composer, Jazz singer, pianist, conductor and music teacher. Anna graduated as a composer from National Music Academy of Ukraine in 2003 with a Masters Diploma with Honors. Later in 2006, she enrolled in Post Graduate Courses.

Starting 2003 she was sharing the stage with international singers and musicians from South Africa, Colombia, Cuba, Bahrain, Democratic Republic of Congo, Cyprus, UK, USA, Belgium, Italy, France, Ukraine, Russia and Lebanon.

Anna’s passion is Vocal Jazz improvisation and composition. She participated as a vocalist and pianist in Lebanon Jazz workshops between 2016 and 2017. She attended Jazz Master Classes of famous Jazz musicians, such as Manuel Rocheman (France), Marianne Solivan (USA), Jeremy Siskind (USA), Mike Dana (USA) Donna Khalife (Lebanon) and Arthur Satyan (Lebanon).

Anna has a huge repertoire including songs in 5 languages. She sings with “Pulsação” Band, “Anna Mattar’s Jazz Quartet (Quintet)”, “Synergy” Band, “Sweat Ride” blues band and Armenian Big Band.

Anna released her first album “Jazz Standards” in June 2017.



Joe fell in love with the guitar at the age of 14. He had a natural understanding for music and started imitating other guitar players. Later on he started taking guitar lessons and it didn't take him long to start playing with local bands.

Joe's passion for guitar playing led him to join the Faculty of Music at the Holy Spirit University USEK from where he graduated with a BA in Music & Musical Education; and where he studied the Classical Guitar with Mr Jad Hedari, and the Oud with Mr Charbel Rouhana.

Jazz was introduced to Joe by his colleges at the university, and later on he spent 2 years studying this language at the Lebanese National Higher Conservatory of Music with Mr Tom Hornig, and attended Master classes with Mr Arthur Satyan and other educators from around the world.



Since his early years, Jack’s big talent for music was discovered by his parents. At the age of nine, he got his first violin and started his studies at The Lebanese National Higher Conservatory of Music. His strong passion for music increased through the years. Though he holds a bachelor degree in nursing, Jack describes himself as a born musician, and he cannot imagine himself doing something else in life other than music. Jack has played in several concerts all around the world (France, Poland, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Morocco, Egypt, Italy...). Recently, Jack is studying his second passion, the Double Bass, and owns a company that plans weddings and events entertainment. Not far from music, in 2015, he has set up his own atelier and started a new career in string bowed instruments reparation and setup. Moreover, in 2016 he founded a live salsa band performing the genuine Salsa all over the country. Jack has participated in many religious festivals and masses (Jesus Ma Joie, Mladifest Medugorje, Mladifest Poland, Sancta Maria Choir, & Viva Maria Choir).



Faraj Fakhoury is an up and coming Lebanese jazz musician who studied percussion with American/Lebanese drummer Mr. Christopher Michael, and jazz improvisation at the Lebanese Higher Conservatory of Music with Professor Arthur Satyan.

Fakhoury is known to create a strong portrait of emotions through his playing with vivid dynamism, energy, intensity and technique.

To date Faraj has/is performing with; Arthur Satyan, Raffi Mandalian, Elie Chemaly, Raed El-Khazen, Makram Aboul Hosn, Tom Hornig, Nidal Abou Samra, Fady Farah, Avo Tutunjian, Clémence de Tournemire, Marianne Solivan and many more.

When not busy backing up the best musicians in Beirut, you’ll find him leading his own group “Primetime Jazz Trio”.

concert proceeds will assist underprivileged children's music classes, part of onomatopoeia’s music skills development program (MSDP).
يعود ريع هذا الحفل لدعم برنامج اونوماتوبيا لتطوير المهارات الموسيقية

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