Arthur Satyan is one of the most important and influential jazz musicians in the region. Coming into the scene in 1996 to open at the Casino du Liban with Three Wheel Drive band, he sets the beginning of the serious jazz scene in Lebanon.

The dean of the jazz department and a professor of classical piano at the Lebanese National Conservatory of Music since 1998, he taught, influenced and inspired almost every jazz musician in the region.

He has performed with many international stars and jazz giants like Larry Coryell, Charles Davis, Ray Vega, Ed Cherry, and Joe Lee Wilson to name a few. The quality of Arthur's arrangements, compositions and piano-playing has raised eyebrows among visiting stars Ahmad Jamal, Zakir Hussain, Steve Potts, and many more.

He is first to seriously introduce, spread the word and keep alive the teachings of great beboppers Charlie Parker, Bud Powell, Monk, and Barry Harris in a region where oriental music and so-called 'oriental jazz' are still dominating.

Articles & Media

Beirut Wine & Art Festival Press Release on May 26, 2012
Arthur Satyan duo live at... Album on Jan 16, 2012


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