Named by the Washington Post as a “gorgeous pianist/composer/hunk,” and recognized by The Washington Times as “Jordans leading Cultural Ambassador (who) dedicates his music to building bridges of peace and tolerance,” the young Jordanian composer and pianist ZADE makes his television performance debut joined by one hundred musicians from 40 nations to present a message of peace to the world in ZADE One Night In Jordan: A Concert for Peace airing as a PBS special in 2010. The CD and the DVD of the concert will be released in the
The composers epic cinematic music blending East and West draws inspiration from the anthems of the great film composers, his homelands natural beauty and the efforts of His Majesty the late King Hussein of Jordan to make peace in the Middle East. Recently, ZADE and some of the worlds finest musicians including Londons renowned Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the London Voices Choir, virtuoso violinists Karen Briggs (Soul II Soul, Wynton Marsalis) and Grammy winner Charlie Bisharat (Elton John, Black-Eyed Peas), Ramon Stagnaro on Spanish guitar (Josh Groban, Shakira) and world music woodwind maestro Pedro Eustache (Paul McCartney and Don Henley) traveled to Jordan to present an uplifting and majestic musical journey of ZADES compositions at one of the worlds largest remaining Roman Amphitheatres in the world, built nearly 2,000 years ago.
This monumental concert television event was filmed in HD, under the patronage of Her Royal Highness Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein and dedicated in loving memory of His Majesty the late King Hussein of
Following the live concert, ZADE was flooded with emails from Jordanian fans urging him to tell the world that we want peace, while thanking him for giving us back the hope we have sometimes lost.
While The Los Angeles Times noted that for ZADE, making music and advocating world peace go hand in hand, People Magazine lauded ZADE as a piano prodigy. No stranger to
Music featured on ZADE One Night in Jordan: A Concert For Peace includes original compositions that ZADE composed and produced ranging from his signature epic Kingdom of Peace, to the Latin inspired Tango, the energetic Amman, and the reflective Santiagos Dream, inspired by the book The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho.
In 2005, ZADE established the ZADE Foundation for International Peace and Understanding, a
ZADE studied Western and Middle Eastern music composition and piano
performance at Noor Al Husseins National Music Conservatory in
ZADE One Night in Jordan: A Concert for Peace features band members including John Robinson (Drums), Walter Rodriguez (Latin Percussion), Frank Crawford (Keyboards), Michael Thompson (Electric Guitar), John Peña (Bass Guitar), Gary Innes (Accordion), Lilit Khojayan (Qanoon), and Nasser Salameh (Middle Eastern percussion).
Executive Producers are Danny ODonovan and Gustavo Sagastume; Producer: Danny ODonovan; Associate Producer: Betsey Kamel; Director: Steve Purcell. A presentation of WLIW21 in association with WNET.ORG.