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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Holiday Songs With Rory Partin

Posted December 24th, 2013 at 7:58 pm (UTC+0)
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Partin is putting together a new album showcasing a blend of jazz standards with a twist of soul

Wayne Shorter, a Living Sax Icon

Posted December 9th, 2013 at 3:32 pm (UTC+0)
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The iconic saxophonist continues his “kind of fantasy journey in the music” as he describes it

Jeff Lorber’s Hacienda

Posted November 20th, 2013 at 4:33 pm (UTC+0)
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A new release by jazz fusionist Jeff Lorber

Mary Alouette’s hot jazz electronica

Posted September 19th, 2013 at 8:54 pm (UTC+0)
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Gypsy jazz singer and guitarist talks about her music and influences

George Benson’s “Inspiration”

Posted July 19th, 2013 at 1:48 pm (UTC+0)
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The 13-track album showcases renditions of some of Cole’s greatest songs, including When I fall In Love, Route 66, and Unforgettable

Pianist Scott Cossu’s World of Music

Posted June 27th, 2013 at 9:36 pm (UTC+0)
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Cossu is getting ready to release a new album this fall called, Lullaby

Joyride with Banjoist-Singer Cynthia Sayer

Posted June 17th, 2013 at 8:40 pm (UTC+0)
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Singer, banjoist, composer, and bandleader Cynthia Sayer has been inducted into the National Banjo Hall of Fame

Eliane Elias Paying Tribute to Chet Baker

Posted May 18th, 2013 at 10:42 am (UTC+0)
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Jazz legend Chet Baker has left an indelible mark on traditional Brazilian music

I’ll Remember April

Posted April 23rd, 2013 at 12:44 pm (UTC+0)
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American jazz vocalist Elli Fordyce talks with Music Beat about her musical journey

Darn That Dream, Pianist Neil Alexander

Posted April 4th, 2013 at 4:15 pm (UTC+0)

A new pure piano album mixing oldies, standard and ballads



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