Gordon Grdina – Raqs Al Jamal

Gordon Grdina is an uniquely talented and accomplished artist.  He is a juno award winner and recognized as a seminal Oud and Guitarist.  Grdina manages to beautifully combine an understanding of traditional Arabic and Western Jazz music into a hypnotizing display.

He has established himself across North America and Europe with the Gordon Grdina Trio.  He can also be found leading and arranging the Arabic-Jazz band Haram.  Grdina also contributes greatly to Sangha, a Persian/Indian/Arabic ensemble that takes a modern avant-garde approach to contemporary classics.  He has toured the world as a member of Dan Mangan and The Crackling and has recorded with the likes of Gary Peacock and Paul Motian, Francois Houle, Jesse Zubot as well as countless other pioneering artists.

His style is refreshingly unique and original.  There is only one Gordon Grdina.