World Jazz Music

Winner of the Culture Resource Award 2005 and AFAC Award 2009

Eftekasat Jazz Group was established in 2002 and gave its debut performance in February 2002 at the Cairo Jazz Club Festival.  The show was acclaimed as unique and original.

Eftekasat is one of very few Egyptian independent music groups that have managed to establish themselves on the international scene in such little time. Their original compositions can be classified as oriental jazz/fusion/jazz rock and sometimes world music, insofar as they attempt to find a new, unorthodox dimension for oriental musical themes through fusion with other musical styles, such as jazz, rock, and Latin.

Eftekasat has participated in numerous major cultural events, locally and internationally, such as

 -      The Modern Folk Musik Festival – Cairo 2002

-      Fête De La Musique celebration – Cairo, Egypt 2002, 2003, 2005

-      The Independent Egyptian Groups Music Festivals – Alexandria, 2004

-      Bansko Jazz Festival- Bulgaria 2004,2008

-      USA / Europe tour 2008-      Cairo Jazz Festival 2009 



Amro Salah - piano, keys

Samer George - bass

Ahmad Hesham - drums

Mohamad Medhat - violin

Sherif Watson - guitar

Mohamad Farag - nay

Hany Bedair – percussion