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Kinan Azmeh's CityBand

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“[Azmeh’s] rhapsodic clarinet [is] able to seduce with a rare intimacy and explode in ecstasy.” – Los Angeles Times 

Perhaps best-known to WPA audiences as a member of Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble, Kinan Azmeh is equally astounding for his virtuosity on clarinet and his versatility as composer, improviser, and band leader. His polished and pulse-quickening CityBand (featuring guitar, double bass, and percussion) lives and breathes its musical roots—spanning jazz, contemporary, folk, and classical music—alongside the deeply resonant musical influences of Azmeh’s own Syrian homeland. 

Linger Longer: Join Washington Performing Arts' Junior Board for post-concert drinks at Silo (919 5th Street NW) immediately following the performance (cash bar).


Performances at Sixth & I are made possible in part through the generous support of the Galena-Yorktown Foundation.