1001 7th Street SW
Washington, US 20024
September 2, 2023 | 12pm-10pm
The DC Jazz Festival presents an exceptional concert with international musicians Isabelle Olivier and Rez Abbasi.
The jazz harpist Isabelle Olivier continues her journey at the crossroads of cultures and music with her new projet: OASIS (Olivier Abbasi Sound In Sound), which is born from her meeting with the great American jazz guitarist of Pakistani origin Rez Abbasi.
This album, OASIS, was acclaimed both by the international press and the public, who came to applaud the projet from Paris to New York, as well as at the DC Jazz Festival in Washington and the Field Museum in Chicago, where the audience numbered in thousands. After 14 concerts of the first tour, they enthusiastically continue their music on both sides of the Atlantic.
“The musicians fuse groove and improvisation, and perform with a kind of measured steadiness that only could be delivered by their highly skilled hands… Warm, intimate and challenging all at once, OASIS is a remarkably natural record.” -Denise Sullivan, DownBeat
About the artists:
Genre-blending guitarist Rez Abbasi and harpist Isabelle Olivier joyfully combine forces on OASIS. Leading from traditional repertoire to time-and-space tripping avant-garde, the musicians fuse groove and improvisation, and perform with a kind of measured steadiness that only could be delivered by their highly skilled hands… Warm, intimate and challenging all at once, OASIS is a natural pairing of two pros making beautiful music as a trio with Michael Sarin.
DC Jazz Festival
The DC Jazz Festival is a nonprofit organization that celebrates America’s unique original art form by presenting year-round programs and performances featuring local, national and internationally acclaimed artists. The mission of the DC Jazz Festival is to present internationally renowned and emerging artists in celebration of jazz, unify diverse communities and enable connections between artists and audiences, advance jazz and music education, provide performance opportunities for DC-based musicians, and highlight DC as a major and vibrant center for jazz. With dozens of performances in venues across the city, the annual DC Jazz Fest is one of the largest music festivals in the world. This international event attracts jazz lovers from around the world to the nation’s capital.