Osama Afifi

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Osama Afifi
Genres Jazz
Occupation(s) Bassist and Composer
Instruments Bass
Associated acts B Sharp Jazz Quartet
Website www.myspace.com/osamaafifi

Osama Afifi has been a professional bassist since 1983. He has recorded and performed live with many artists such as U.S. and Canadian tours with Yanni during the "Reflections of Passion", "Revolution in Sound", and "Dare to Dream" concert tours; a European and Canadian tour with French artist Vanessa Paradis; and a TV show on VH1 called Storytellers with The Doors. He worked with Grammy-nominated jazz vocalists Kurt Elling and Nnenna Freelon, The 5th Dimension, The Cadillacs, jazz saxophonist Gary Herbig, singer Debbie Boone, former Miles Davis keyboardist Kei Akagi, Doors drummer John Densmore, Brazilian style guitar duo Hugo Jojo, and jazz trumpeter Tony Guerrero.

For several years he has been the bassist for the B Sharp Jazz Quartet, who have been recognized by numerous national and regional magazines and newspapers. The Quartet toured extensively throughout the United States and Europe. They performed at the North Sea, Istanbul, Nice, Brecon, and Monterey Jazz Festivals, to name a few. Afifi ventured into composition, co-writing a song entitled "Nami" that is featured on the group's CD Searching for the One. The song was quoted as "a future Jazz standard" by Billboard Magazine. KLON, a Los Angeles jazz radio station, chose "Nami" to be on their latest compilation CD.

His education includes studies at the Dick Grove School of Music. He also studied with Jeff Berlin and Gary Willis.

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