April 16, 2014 – Beirut
Fund raising dinner at Blue Note Jazz Café and Restaurant
featuring Elie Ramleh
Elie Ramly, medical doctor, guitarist and singer-songwriter. Winner and featured artist in the Beirut Open Stage collective project, his single “The Cold” is to be released at the Music Hall, Beirut on the 30th of March 2014. In June 2012, Ramly has been the opening act for Australian-French singer Emilie Gassin’s Beirut Jam Sessions concert. Ramly regularly performs at random venues around town, including the iconic Blue Note Cafe. Taking its roots in blues and classic rock, Ramly’s sound now smoothly streams as indie folk. Resonating with guitar or ukulele, his melancholic voice will draw you into rapture in a blend of his own compositions and an energetic jam on acoustic covers of folk and blues classics.
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Blue Note Café has been hosting a selection of local and international jazz celebrities and musicians every week. Famous musicians like Sonny Fortune, Charles Davis, Andrew Hill, Chico Freeman, Eddy King, Ziad Rahbani and Charbel Rouhana have played on its stage. In addition to Jazz, its weekly program also includes Live Bands playing Blues, Latin, Funk, Oldies, Arabic and Oriental music. In an authentic, unpretentious and relaxed atmosphere, the Blue Note Café offers a mix of oriental and international food with many specialty dishes. The Blue Note Café reflects a heritage and musical culture that has attracted a unique crowd of celebrities, press, politicians, diplomats, business men, musicians, students and Jazz lovers.