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Ghalib Ghallab plays "feel good" music that does all that … and so much more. The stylish keyboards player, composer and compelling vocalist continues to enthrall audiences in his adopted hometown of Las Vegas, where he serves up a unique jazz-rooted blend of musical influences that stands alone for its inventiveness, integrity and infectious grooves. Indeed, the Ghalib Ghallab Experience, featuring prodigal son Jihad Ghallab on drums, defies any easy categories as it delivers an array of alluring sounds ranging from simmering Latin sambas and strident modern funk to classical trio-format jazz and rollicking roadhouse blues. "I just call it Ghalib Ghallab music," says the modest Chicago-born Ghallab, whose engaging live performances and distinctive sound have made him one of Las Vegas’ most respected and requested entertainers.
The Experience features Ghalib’s craftsmanship on electric and acoustic pianos. His dexterous right hand fires out thrilling keyboard runs while his solid left helps anchor the trio’s ever ready grooves and adventurous improvisations. Jihad’s skills on drums add extra luster to an ensemble sound that’s always fresh, rich and irresistible, the group is rounded out by talented bass player Khalid Ghallab, who helps supply a solid foundation. This jazz experience is a rewarding musical journey that’s fittingly all over the musical map. Surrounded by musically oriented parents and relatives, young Ghallab started out playing tuba in his high school marching band. A stint in the military he relocated to the "His early days found him leading straight-ahead jazz ensembles while also focusing on the progressive be-bop of John Coltrane and contemporary funk of George Duke. His creative new sound drew immediate interest and Ghallab worked his way up to prestigious Chicago venues such as the Bull’s Jazz club.
Noted musicians that have come through Ghallib’s bandstand are saxophonist Paul Taylor and bassist Daryl Jones. Ghallab played his first dates in jazz-starved Las Vegas in 1989, quickly drawing enthusiastic audiences. Five-star hotels Ceasar’s, Harrah’s and the Rio hotels created an immediate demand for Ghallib’s musicial performances where he has been performing for the past 20 years. With ongoing support from his wife, Toya, the Ghalib Ghallab Experience has matured into a vital part of the Las Vegas musical landscape. His engaging and versatile sound has developed a devoted following among local residents, critics, fellow musicians and tourist from all over the world.
Ghalib Ghallab has recorded eleven albums and CD's, available via iTunes.com and Amazon.com and is currently working on his twelfth self-produced effort while headlining the The Range Steakhouse at Harrah’s Hotel. In short, it’s an Experience that’s not to be missed.
I love The Jazz Network because its a congregation of musicians and artists who are all expounding upon their artistry from within. This network that you, Jaijai Jackson has established gives us the opportunity to communicate to each other to share our ideas on ways of getting that music out. Thank you Jaijai for giving me this sense of collaborative inspiration.