Ibrahim Maalouf is a French-Lebanese virtuoso trumpeter who creates dialogues among cultures and music styles in his compositions, where jazz and Middle Eastern music meet.

Raised in two cultures, especially when it comes to music – he was classically trained, and his trumpet-playing father taught him the art of improvisation in the Arab tradition at a young age – Ibrahim Maalouf draws inspiration from a wide range of sources and explores many different genres. These encounters are what gave rise to Maalouf’s prolific compositions, which combine jazz, pop, classical, rock, literary influences and Arab music. The following is a review of some of the inspirations of a musician who is never afraid to try something new.


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