Celebrating Sanctuary and Birmingham Jazz present
The Red Lion UAB
Warstone Lane, Jewellery Quarter, B18 6NG
£12.50/£10 Members/Students £5
Reem Kelani, the Palestinian singer, musician and musicologist is one of the most enthralling and innovative performers of Palestinian and Arabic music, as well as being a dynamic and courageous bandleader. She has led major tours with her band to Germany, Syria, Turkey, China, and the US. Her music mixes Palestinian and Arabic roots with jazz influences.
Reem’s two albums “Reem Kelani: Live at the Tabernacle” (2016) and “Sprinting Gazelle: Palestinian Songs from the Motherland and the Diaspora” (2006) have earned outstanding plaudits from across the world.
In the past year, Reem has performed as a soloist in Sir Karl Jenkins’ Stabat Mater at the Royal Albert Hall, as has she given singing workshops to women-only groups in Bradford and Sheffield.
For her set at the Red Lion Birmingham, Reem will be accompanied by a first class trio of Birmingham born, Bruno Heinen, on piano, Birmingham educated Ryan Trebilcock on double bass, and fellow Manchester born Jon Scott on drums.
Line up: Reem Kelani voice, Bruno Heinen piano, Ryan Trebilcock bass and Jon Scott drums
“There are those artists who don’t really fit into prescribed musical boxes…..But they also tend to be among the more interesting, provocative and inspiring ones. Reem Kelani is a fully paid-up member of this brilliant, awkward squad. If you get a chance to see her, grab it.” Songlines
“The stunning voice of Reem Kelani…..has all the individualised inflection and passion a jazz fan could wish for.” Jazz Journal