Derek Wright is a passionate multi-instrumentalist, teacher, composer, dance accompanist, and performer. He studied North Indian classical music for 10 years with legendary sarod player Maestro Ali Ahkbar Khan, and later with his son, Alam Khan. Additionally, Derek has a love for Brazilian music and has lived and toured in Brazil and around the U.S. studying, performing and teaching maracatú, other rhythms from Pernambuco, and various forms of samba. Derek specializes on the oud, saz, other Middle Eastern string instruments, and on Brazilian percussion. A true fusion artist with classical training and a background in jazz from his years of study at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, Derek’s passion for the culture, complex rhythms, time signatures, and history of this music creates a truly unique and tantalizing sound.
Official Website: https://www.DerekWrightMusic.com
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