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Az Samad




🎵 Guitarist-Composer-Educator 🎵 BM Berklee, MA SJSU, 3x TEDx Speaker —— Malaysian Musicians on CH w/ @altimet and @azsamad (Wednesdays, 9:30 PM GMT+8) —— 🎸Music Education Course Creator🎸 ➡️ ⬅️ Composer for DK West Encounters (for the video game No Straight Roads - no 4 Indie Game of the Year chosen by Forbes) 🎶 🎶 🎶 🎸26 years of experience as a professional musician 🎸 former faculty member for Berklee Summer Guitar Sessions 🎸 performed as part of the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra for Pops Concerts 🎸 performed in South East Asia, Europe, USA 🎸 Performance highlights: ⭐️ classical guitar soloist for Distant Worlds: Music from Final Fantasy with Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Arnie Roth ⭐️ toured with US artist, Tara Linda ⭐️ represented Malaysia at Jarasum International Jazz Festival (South Korea) ⭐️ selected festival performances: Hong Kong International Jazz Festival, Penang Island Jazz Festival, Thailand International Jazz Conference, Mosaic Music Festival, Pesta Raya, Culturefest WV, Y2K Live Looping Festival (with Planet Loop) ⭐️ past collaborations include: poetry/guitar duets with Malaysia National Laurete A. Samad Said, performances with Reza Salleh, acoustic version of ‘Bangkit’ with Salammusik & Altimet. ⭐️ opening act for Tommy Emmanuel, Martin Taylor, toured with Mike Dawes in Malaysia. 🎶 🎶 🎶 🎵 Discover real world music industry & music tips in my podcast: Music from A to Z 🎵 Read my book, music and course reviews at: 🌱 Vegan 🐈 Fascinated with cats 📚 Love reading + writing 😂 Makes #badazjokes & #lameazpuns 🌎 Now based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 🇲🇾 Previously: 2005-2007 Boston, MA 🇺🇸 2007-2011 Berkeley, CA 🇺🇸 Twitter: @azsamad Instagram: @azsamad YouTube: Facebook: azsamadmusic