JAMAL MOHAMED - was born in Lebanon and grew up in the Chicago area, where he was exposed to rich blues and jazz tradition as well as the Middle Eastern music he heard at home. Known for his virtuosity on the Doumbek, Jamal has incorporated many innovative jazz and Latin styles with this ancient instrument. His music has been featured on recordings with Mark O' Connor, Trout Fishing in America, the television documentary "Ramses the Great" and many others. He has been a featured artist in many international music events, including festival in Europe, Egypt, Korea, Puerto Rico, Canada and Mexico. He currently teaches percussion at Southern Methodist University, and performs with his own Middle Eastern jazz ensemble Beledi, and the percussion group D' Drum.
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