Provocative improvisation with a touch of thrilling angularity.
— All About Jazz
A magician with his chromatics and disquieting passing tones.
— New York Music Daily
A piano in each hand.
— L'Agenda Culturel
Shimmering spidery piano godliness.
— TimeOut Dubai
Your talents as a jazz composer will ensure the vitality of the next generation of jazz composers.
— Tom Carter, president Thelonious Monk Institute

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Listen to Ah Ya Zein (Afro Dabke Style) from Lisan Al Tarab

Tarek Yamani: Piano
Petros Klampanis: Bass
John Davis: Drums

Behind-the-scenes of
Lisan Al Tarab: Jazz Conceptions in Classical Arabic

Tarek Yamani: Piano
Petros Klampanis: Bass
John Davis: Drums

Recorded, mixed & mastered
in New York City

Cinematography by
Victoria Sendra

Edited by Bilal Yamani


Watch full concert of Beirut Speaks Jazz, a performance concept that I organize and produce once a year. 

In this 3rd edition, 15 artists explored new grounds with the sounds of Jazz.

Rayess Bek, Ziad Ahmadieh, Poly, Chady Nashef, Ranine Chaar, Issa Ghandour, Aziza, Raffi Mandalian, Wassim Bou Malham, Edd Abbas, Tania Saleh, Ruedi Felder, Khaled Omran, Dani Shukri & Tarek Yamani.

All videos are edited and all sounds are mixed by Bilal Yamani.


Watch the trailer of I SAY DUST, a short film by Darine Hotait which I recently scored and which is making its festival tour:

- Woman Media Arts & Film Festival, Sydney 26-27 Sep
  (Best Short Fiction: Curators Special Award)
- Herat Women's Film Festival, Afghanistan 11-13 Oct
  (Best Short Film Award)

- Homochrom Film Festival, Cologne 14-18 Oct
- Montecatini Intl Short Film Festival, Rome 21-24 Oct
Englewood Intl Film Festival, Chicago, 24 Oct
Braunschweig Intl Film Festival, Germany, 04 Nov
Mizna Arab Film Festival, Minneapolis, 07 Nov
International Diaspora Film Festival, Toronto, 08 Nov
LatinArab Film Festival, Buenos Aires, 5-16 Nov
- Med Film Festival, Rome, 11 Nov 
- Arab Camera Festival, Rotterdam, 12-15 Nov
NDU Intl Film Festival, Lebanon, 15-22 Nov
more coming soon


eBOOK on rhythm practice - click to learn more

Watch New Dabke performed Live at Alwan for the Arts, New York City:

Tarek Yamani: piano, composition
Petros Klampanis: bass
Colin Stranahan: drums


Watch my solo on "India" during UNESCO's Jazz Day concert with Wayne Shorter, Zakir Hussein, Richard Bona and Vinnie Colaiuta.
April 30, 2012 / UN Assembly Hall, NYC

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