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  • Friday Mar 01 2013 from 06:00 pm until 09:00 pm
  • Friday Mar 08 2013 from 06:00 pm until 09:00 pm
  • Friday Mar 15 2013 from 06:00 pm until 09:00 pm
  • Friday Mar 22 2013 from 06:00 pm until 09:00 pm
  • Friday Apr 05 2013 from 06:00 pm until 09:00 pm
  • Museum Mouawad, Kantari
  • Music, Conferences & Workshops

Great Jazz Songs interpreted by different Performers

Starting on 1rst March at 6pm and every Friday in March, Akram Najjar will present video clips of different jazz musicians playing the same song... sweet Lorraine, stardust, I got rhythm, and so forth will be on ....

Workshop Details
Five sessions on Fridays, March 1st, 8th , 15th, 22th and 5th of April 2013.
Timing: 6:00 - 8:15 pm
Language: English assisted by Arabic
Charges: $50 for the whole workshop (all sessions) or 20LL per session
Akram Najjar has a B. Sc in physics and mathematics (1966) from AUB, and a B. Sc. in electronic engineering from the University of Hertfordshire, UK (1969). His professional life is in information technology. When he was 11 years old, he was sick for 6 months. His mother Souad introduced him to Classical Music, which became a life-long love. Soon after, at the age of fourteen, three events turned him into a Jazz lover: he came across the Voice of America daily Jazz program, a friend lent him a Louis Armstrong LP and by mistake, he was assigned to be a drummer in the scout’s band.

Workshop Description:

Since Jazz generally relies on the improvisation and development of three minutes songs, it is critical for the enjoyment of Jazz to know these songs. The autumn workshop covered Jazz in its periods. This workshop follows up with a presentation of two songs in each session (1 hour for each song). Each hour will present interpretations of a single song by several great jazz musicians. The songs in their non-jazzed up version will be uploaded to our site and placed on a CD, before the workshop.

Session 1: Sweet Lorraine – Stardust
Session 2: Goodbye to Porkpie Hat – Loverman
Session 3: Flamingo – Body and Soul
Session 4: I Got Rhythm – Sophisticated Lady
Session 5: Ain’t Misbehavin – Willow Weep for Me

To register, please send an e-mail to:

with the selected workshops
-First and Last Name
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Please Contact:
RectoVerso Library / Bookshop
58, Monot Street, Beirut
tel +961 1 330 994
fax +961 1 333 090
m +961 3 271 500

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