Quarantine Unity Jam 1 | Amir Azhar
The purpose of this jam is to explore music into a new dimension. Therefore, Amir Azhar is has set the screens on fire by giving us a wondrous performance along with many artists. He is a renowned guitarist who played with many big artists like Atif Aslam.
An all rounder, Amir, can efficiently play the bass guitar, mandolin, rubab and the acoustic guitar. Due to an exceptionally early start and being a very fast learner from the age of 7. He played his very first concert with the legendary Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan as a bass guitarist when he was only 14.
Growing up in a musical family of Tafoo Brothers, who have greatly contributed to the film industry of Pakistan, Azhar has recorded with a range of artists himself, such as Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Shazia Manzoor, Rahim Shah and Fariha Pervez. He has also played the bass guitar with Mekaal Hasan Band on their albums, ‘Sab Tak’ and ‘Andholan’.
Amir Azhar’s first appearance on Coke Studio was in Season 4, where he played the mandolin on ‘Pyaar Naal’ by Attaullah Esakhelvi, making this the second appearance on Season 9, of Coke Studio.
This time he came up with a couple of experimental artists that are known for their talent in a particular instrument. On drums he had one of the famous drummers Alfred Dmello, On flute, he had Baqir Abbas one of the mainstream flute players of Pakistan and on Keys & Synth Varqa Faraid.
And of course, Amir himself on bass & guitars while recording done by Zahir Amir. This video is a treat to watch!