BIOGRAPHY

A Palestinian Nay Master,  Global Jazz Flutist and Composer. Faris is known to his mastery of the ancient flutes “Nay”. In today's modern musical landscape he is on a mission to unlock its maximum potential. While facing stigma often associated with its perceived limitations, he's been able to defy such expectations, performing in demanding idioms such as jazz and other world music traditions.
 

Pushing the boundaries of his instrument, he performed with numerous world-class jazz musicians such as Danilo Perez and George Garzone. In 2018, Faris graduated from the “Global Jazz” Master program at Berklee College of Music, where he was given the "Matt Marvuglio" award for his remarkable achievements in elevating Nay Performance and incorporating Arabic music into Jazz . His contemporary performance approach speaks of a wide range of vocabulary and techniques. His sound comes from a deep understanding of the Multiphonics, sound effects, and percussive playing in which he blends with his compositions influenced by Arabic, Jazz and World Music. Faris has a unique approach of blending classical arabic poetry meters into his improvisation and composition, in which his new released album “Tripolarity” contains fresh and innovative rhythms that derives from his poems.
 

Currently Faris is working on a solo performance and album entitled “NAY: Nature Addresses You”. The performance aims to strengthen the bond between humanity and nature, the call for self-discovery and reconciliation with oneself and aims musically to shed light on the Nay as a global flute. In the performance, he demonstrates the nay as a rhythm, harmony and not just a melody instrument. On top of that he plays leg percussion, bass-frame drum and the Nay simultaneously.

© 2019 by FARIS ISHAQ.