Azhaar Saffar resurfaces with her inspiring new project Global Wave, described as New world jazz . She will be releasingthe debut album, ''Original Love" on May 4th in Frome, Somerset! The songs were inspired by amazing journeys in Latin America.
With a great line up the band do just what the label says, world rhythms, funky grooves, jazz textures, songs from the heart - Just what we need to surf this unpredictable new world!
“Azhaar’s voice and those strings aremesmerising throughout. Original Love is already in the running to be one of the nominees in this year’s Illicit Grooves Radio Listeners’ Poll “ Bob Hill
“Just superb production, vocals and musicianship. QUALITY all the way!” Massive Dr Bob Jones
"On this evidence the début album from Global Wave should be well worth looking out for" The Jazz Mann
"Versatile jazz violinist and vocalist, Azhaar made her name fronting the excellent Brazilian Jazz group Sirius B" Tony Benjamin the Venue, Bristol
"Following on the heels of Latin dancefloor faves Sirius B, Global Wave is a brand new band growing hotter day by day...which is more than can be said for the weather" Steve Henwood The Bell, Bath
“One of the most distinctive acts on the jazz world scene” Andy Roberts BBC Radio Wales
Previous reviews of Azhaar's music
"An exhilarating Latin beat feast!" C W, Blues 'n Soul
"This independent gem deserves a special place in the burgeoning Brazilian music scene' Nick Tesco..Music Week
"A joyous celebration of Brazilian music"- Lubi Jovanovic Straight no Chaser
"Sirius B are a big deal live". Tom Barlow, Jazzwise.
“Out there” on 33 records showcases her unique combination of commanding vocals and modern jazz violin and features guest appearances from some of the crème of British jazz, including Jason Rebello and Iain Ballamy. The late Jed Williams Brecon Jazz
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