Young brothers Tawadros although only in their twenties, have achieved in their careers much more than they could dream of growing up in Australia after their parents fled their native Egypt.
Joseph Tawadros is a true virtuoso on the oud, playing it with filigree technique even the most demanding sections. His style of interpretation is marked at the same time with the spirit of the tradition from which this Arabic string instrument comes, but also with the techniques of Western popular genres amongst which is definitely jazz.
Tawadros is a true oud jazzman, and it is therefore not surprising that his skill are recognized by some of the greatest musicians and authors of contemporary jazz. His already seventh album The Hour of Separation, is a collection of the author’s compositions and interpretations with some of the best representatives of jazz elite – master guitarist John Abercrombie, great bass player John Patitucci and famous drummer Jack DeJohnette.
Among these giants you can find Joseph’s brother James Tawadros, who when he was just 17 years old, became a prominent name among the percussionist and solo performers, and participant in many major festivals in Australia and beyond.
Oud as a very demanding instrument in the hands of master technician Joseph opens up a whole new world of unimagined possibilities of the instrument complemented with beater riq in James’s hands, takes the listener on a journey through fabulous and still untouched landscapes of sound.
The concert will be held on 3rd of November at the Youth Theatre, starting at 22.00. Tickets for this and other concerts of Jazz Fest can be purchased at the box office in the Bosnian Cultural Center, every day (except Sunday) 12:00 to 20:00.