Kinan Azmeh’s CityBand
Formed in 2006 in New York City, Kinan Azmeh’s CityBand immediately gained recognition for their virtuosic and high-energy performances. Azmeh is a graduate of both the Syrian Damascus University electrical engineering program and its Institute of High Music, a graduate of Juilliard, and a member of the Silk Road Ensemble, with whom he shares a Grammy Award. With CityBand, Azmeh, strives for a balance between classical music, jazz, and the music of his homeland Syria. Azmeh’s expressive clarinet meets Kyle Sanna’s rustic guitar, soaring over the dynamic and volatile backdrop of John Hadfield’s percussion and Josh Myers’ double bass.