Ibrahim Maalouf

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Bidonville (feat. Angelique Kidjo & Ibrahim Maalouf)
Eleven (feat. Ibrahim Maalouf)
La bonne étoile (feat. Clara Luciani & Ibrahim Maalouf) [Live AccorHotels Arena, 2019]

Ibrahim Maalouf, born 5 December 1980 in Beirut, is a French-Lebanese jazz trumpeter and composer. His music and his trumpet playing are inspired by his Arabic culture, but the instruments around him (bass, electric guitar, drums, Arabic percussion, vibraphone) and the musicians with whom he performs give a rock, electronic, and jazz funk flavor to his music. He has composed several movie soundtracks and several pieces for choirs and symphonic orchestras. He has worked with Sting, Salif Keita, Amadou & Mariam, Lhasa de Sela, Marcel Khalife, Vanessa Paradis, Juliette Greco, and Archie Shepp. He teaches improvisation at Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional de Paris (Paris Regional Superieur Conservatory). Between 1999 and 2003, Maalouf earned awards in fifteen competitions throughout the world. These include first prize in the Hungarian International Trumpet Competition in Pilisvörösvár in May 2002,[3] first prize in the National Trumpet Competition (Washington D.C.) in 2001, and second prize (ex aequo) in the Maurice André International Competition in Paris in 2003. In July 2010, he was given the Instrumental Revelation of the Year at the French Jazz Music Awards (Victoires du Jazz). He won Best World Music Artist at the French Music Awards in 2014.