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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Christine Fawson, Berklee Brass Chair

Posted March 5th, 2013 at 4:22 pm (UTC+0)
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Fawson is now the first-ever female Brass Chair at Berklee College of Music

Branford Marsalis and other Jazzers Hiding in Movie Soundtracks

Posted February 22nd, 2013 at 8:55 pm (UTC+0)
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How would you write the score for this movie?

Pianist Paul Hofmann and Jazz-Classical Intersection

Posted January 29th, 2013 at 8:05 pm (UTC+0)
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Jazz and classical music are highly connected, says acclaimed pianist and composer Paul Hofmann

Jazz Pianist Hiromi’s Move & Voice

Posted December 31st, 2012 at 8:37 pm (UTC+0)
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A mesmerizing instrumentalist in her own right, she combines many styles that include a mix of contemporary, jazz fusion, post-bop, and a little bit of classical music

Jean-Luc Ponty, Master of Electric Violin

Posted December 23rd, 2012 at 5:18 am (UTC+0)

Ponty introduced a way to amplify violin sound, which attracted the attention of pop and rock stars

Brubeck’s Take Five with Eastern-Western Instruments

Posted December 13th, 2012 at 3:52 pm (UTC+0)
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Pakistani Muslim Musicians pay tribute to jazz legend Dave Brubeck

Two Rivers Mixing Jazz with Traditional Arabic Music

Posted December 7th, 2012 at 2:48 am (UTC+0)
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Iraqi-American trumpeter and composer Amir ElSaffar uses Arab music’s maqam modal system to transform the jazz idiom

Lovers Holiday with Jason Paul Curtis

Posted November 29th, 2012 at 8:42 pm (UTC+0)
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Lovers Holiday showcases a collection of jazz standards and Christmas favorites

Pianist, Composer Rachel Z & Women Warriors

Posted November 20th, 2012 at 7:40 pm (UTC+0)
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Rachel Z’s new album, Warriors, will show case songs as a tribute to women warriors: women who have truly made a difference

Singer and Songwriter Kat Edmonson

Posted November 8th, 2012 at 6:52 pm (UTC+0)
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The unique musician has been writing songs since she was nine years old

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