Hazem Matar - Electric Oud, Vocals
Hazem has played the oud, an ancient precursor of the guitar, for over 20 years. He studied Arabic classical music for oud and vocals with one of Saudi Arabia’s great masters, Ghazi Ali. Well-known for his technique and musical spirit in his home city of Jeddah, Hazem brings the Arab world’s rich musical tradition to Vancouver’s music lovers.
Curtis Andrews - Drums, Vocals
Percussionist, composer, teacher and traveler Curtis Andrews' ongoing journey has taken him from the villages of West Africa to the metropolises of South India. He performs in a wide variety of musical styles has released his own album of original world jazz. He also has a philanthropic side, helping bring education to villages in Ghana.
Greg Valou - Bass Guitar, Vocals
Greg is a composer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist. He plays in many world music, psychedelic, rock and experimental music projects and is also the band's graphic designer.
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Colin Maskell - Soprano Saxophone
Colin is a multi-saxophonist and flutist who balances his time as a music teacher, clinician, private teacher, and performer playing in bands ranging in style from traditional jazz, modern jazz, rock, funk, studio work, new compositions, world fusion, and interpretive performance art.
Ingrid Cheung - Flute, Vocals
Ingrid is a classically trained musician, mainly on flute and vocals. She enjoys improvisation and plays many styles including folk, pop, classical, world fusion and jazz.