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Ibrahim Maalouf is a French-Lebanese trumpet player. He was born in Beirut, Lebanon, and now lives in Paris, France. Maalouf’s family consists of intellectuals and artists. He is the son of trumpeter Nassim Maalouf and pianist Nada Maalouf, nephew of the writer Amin Maalouf and grandson of journalist, poet and musicologist Rushdi Maalouf.


He is noted for playing Arabic music with quarter tones on the trumpet, which is a rare skill, pioneered by his father and Don Ellis in the 1960s. Maalouf has also earned prizes in the major classical trumpet competitions in the world. In July 2010, he was awarded the Instrumental Revelation of the Year at the French Jazz Music Awards and more recently was awarded Best World Music Artist at the French Music Awards in 2014. Ibrahim teaches improvisation at the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional de Paris.

Ibrahim Maalouf
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