Welcome to the official site of the pianist JAD SALAMEH. You will find a collection of AUDIO, VIDEO, and PHOTO media at your disposal.
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"Lucky Are the Ones with Voices"
Directed by Hugo Blandel
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The Trio at Jazz à la Villette:
We were lucky enough to partake in the 2019 edition of Jazz à la Villette, under the banner of the Under the Radar evenings/Constellation Festival, an event that puts up-and-coming artists under the spotlight. We got to try out the repertoire of the new album and I am really happy to say that it felt and sounded just right playing it. Looking forward to see the evolution of this Trio in the year to come.On August 31st, we got lucky enough to be part of the 2019 edition of Jazz à la Villette, under the Banner of the Under the Radar evenings/Constellation Festival, events that put upcoming and rising artists under the spotlight. Played the new repertoire of the album and it sounded just right playing it.
Looking forward to see the evolution of this Trio in the year to come.
New Album in the Making:
With the madness that we see taking over the end of the decade, I have found myself questioning whether or not making art in such moments is simply obsolete. Yet, after much consideration, I came to the conclusion that art might be my only sensible contribution to this world. From this conviction came about the writing of a new album of 14 tracks, each one representing a true moment of introspection, and a message that I find important to bring to light. I have finally discovered how empowering it is to convey emotional honesty through writing, and it is simply beautiful. I cannot wait to share this with you when the time is right.
But for now, let’s play play & play some more.
Meet the Trio:
Every pianist knows that there are mandatory stops one has to make during his journey. One of the most elusive ones is the piano trio: such a classic form, yet so challenging to reinvent and define as your own.
I have been exploring this formation for many years but had to learn one major lesson before finally committing to it : I could not do it alone. The first act of composition was finding those people who stand by you and are willing abandon preconceptions for the possibility of something new.
Arthur Henn is first an incredible upright bassist, the “I can’t believe what I am hearing” kind. But even more importantly, he is a dear friend who isn’t afraid to take the leap of faith with you and dive deep into the empty space of exploration while holding on to the rope in order to pull you back in when needed.
Kevin Lucchetti is simply a drummer with no limitations, with worlds of music at his fingertips. Yet the truth emanates from the sounds he makes as you feel his deep human kindness translate into musical integrity.
The moments shared are true yet magical. Few to no words need to be said. We let the music do the talking and in return, it guides the way.
The Trio is finally here.
Solo Piano for Canada Day:
After living in Montreal for so long, I moved to Paris and found myself longing for many things Canadian, especially for that sense of Canadian kindness and values. So to counter that, I spent days trying to rewrite the Canadian national anthem, trying to express through it what I was missing from the northern culture. You can imagine my surprise when, within days of having written the last note on paper, I got a phone call from the Canadian Embassy asking me to partake into the Canada Day Celebration, on the Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré in the midst of Paris. I can easily say that me playing the Canadian Anthem solo piano for such an occasion will always be one of my favorite and most heartfelt moments on stage.