Diaa Bekheet
Diaa Bekheet has worked for a host of media outlets, including Radio Cairo in English, ETV News, Deutsche Presse-Agentur (dpa) and the Associated Press. He joined VOA in Feb. 1989 as an International Broadcaster, hosting a variety of popular news and entertainment shows such as Newshour, Radio Ride Across America, Business Week, and Jazz Club USA. He has interviewed a number of Jazz celebrities, including the legendary Dizzy Gillespie, Ramsey Lewis, Wayne Shorter, and George Benson. Diaa is currently an editor for our main English site, VOAnews.com.

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Legendary Jazz Pianist Dave Brubeck

Posted October 24th, 2012 at 5:27 pm (UTC+0)
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A 19-CD box set has been released, covering all of the studio recordings of the classic Brubeck Quartet

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Jonathan Kreisberg’s One, Exclusive Music

Posted October 15th, 2012 at 3:03 pm (UTC+0)
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Acclaimed Kreisberg releases his first solo album next month on vinyl, and in late Dec on CD

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Ramsey Lewis, Taking Another Look

Posted October 1st, 2012 at 2:16 pm (UTC+0)
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Three-time Grammy winner and jazz legend is going to host a new television show about jazz music

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Rachael MacFarlane’s Hayley Sings

Posted September 24th, 2012 at 1:36 pm (UTC+0)
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Hayley Sings showcases 14 jazz, blues and Big band oldies from the 1960s and 1970s reimagined for more contemporary audience

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Weather Report’s Birdland and Jazz Fusion

Posted September 18th, 2012 at 12:35 pm (UTC+0)
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Jazz-fusion “Birdland” was written using brand new elaborate musical technology in the 1970s

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1619 Broadway by Distinguished Jazz Singer Kurt Elling

Posted September 9th, 2012 at 6:33 pm (UTC+0)
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A new album showcasing 11 Great American standards as interpreted and arranged by Elling

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Charlie Byrd’s Rendition of Francis Lai’s Un Homme et Une Femme

Posted August 30th, 2012 at 4:08 pm (UTC+0)
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“Un Homme et Une Femme” by Francis Lai is one of the all-time killer songs for lovers

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Honoring Miles Davis and Edith Piaf

Posted August 23rd, 2012 at 6:57 pm (UTC+0)
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U.S. postal service and its French counterpart, La Poste, release commemorative stamps honoring the two music legends

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Pat Metheny’s Unity Band

Posted August 1st, 2012 at 8:06 pm (UTC+0)
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Quartet includes amazing saxophonist-clarinetist Chris Potter, flamboyant drummer Antonio Sanchez, and brilliant bassist Ben Williams

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Acclaimed Trumpeter Randy Brecker

Posted July 19th, 2012 at 7:48 pm (UTC+0)
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A trumpeter known for his versatility in musical tastes

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VOA’s music bloggers bring you info about all kinds of music. Katherine Cole will keep you up-to-date on the world of Bluegrass and Americana music while Ray McDonald rocks the Pop charts and artists. Diaa Bekheet  jams with you on Jazz.  Visit us often. Your comments are welcome.

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