Arts Canteen presents Attab Haddad Quintet

Arts Canteen presents Attab Haddad Quintet featuring flamenco guitarist Ramon Ruiz.


With his top-flight ensemble, oud virtuoso Attab Haddad blends Andalusian, Mediterranean and Middle Eastern sounds with contemporary jazz approaches to create story-like compositions with the breadth of the Sahara and the intricacy of the Alhambra Palace.

Attab Haddad was born in the UK to Iraqi parents. He holds degrees in Business Management and Sound Engineering and a Masters degree with Distinction in Music Performance. He studied the oud with Iraqi soloist Ahmed Mukhtar in London and with Nihad El-Sayed and the virtuoso Nasseer Shamma at the Arab Oud House in Cairo.

Attab has collaborated with many artists in many genres (Juan Martin, Cerys Matthews, Max Baillie, John Metcalfe, Eugene Skeef, Clara Sanabras, Ramon Ruiz, to name a few) as co-composer, producer, musician and session player and featured as a guest on various albums. He is a key member of the contemporary and Classical crossover group The Sabina Rakcheyeva Ensemble, as well as being a founding member of the Flamenco fusion band Alcazaba.

Haddad’s work has featured on BBC World, BBC Radio 3, BBC Radio 6, BBC Radio Scotland, SOAS Radio and Resonance FM as well as on various Middle Eastern and Turkish TV Channels and he has performed in the UK, Europe, USA, Middle East and India to much acclaim. In 2010 he was the subject of an hour long documentary on Arabic TV Channel AL-Fayhaa that highlighted his innovative new approach to the oud.

In 2008 he founded the Attab Haddad Quintet which plays his own compositions drawing on Middle Eastern music, Flamenco, Jazz and contemporary composed music creating a sound that is unique to the band. The Quintet has been very well received and has appeared live on BBC Radio as well as playing at some of London’s finest venues including Cadogan Hall and The Forge. They have performed at The London Jazz Festival in both 2011 and
2012. They released their first CD ‘Days Distinctive’ in January 2012 on Weave Records to critical acclaim.

We are so pleased to announce that Attab Haddad Quintet will be featuring renowned flamenco guitarist Ramon Ruiz.


Event:  Arts Canteen presents  Attab Haddad Quintet featuring flamenco guitarist Ramon Ruiz.

Date  : Friday 19th December 2014 – Doors @ 20.00pm

Venue : Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green RoadLondon

Tickets : £12 (adv) – £15 (door)