Daahoud Salim

Daahoud Salim is born in Seville, Spain in a strongly musical environment. He started playing piano at the age of four taught by his father, the American jazz composer and saxophonist, Abdu Salim.  He studied jazz and classical piano in Badajoz (Spain) with Prof. Ángel Sanzo, Évora (Portugal), Aarhus (Denmark) with Prof. Anne Øland and Amsterdam (Netherlands) with Prof. David Kuyken. He has given concerts in France, Portugal, Spain, Denmark, Belgium, Morocco, Taiwan and the Netherlands, where he has performed in some of the most prestigious halls for both jazz and classical music scenes  (Concertgebouw, Muziekgebouw, Tivoli Vredenburg, Bimhuis, etc). He has performed for the Dutch National Radio and Television, and won international prizes (GrachtenFestival Conservatorium Concours, Carlet International Piano Competition). In 2015 he founded the Daahoud Salim Quintet, with which he participated in some of the most important jazz festivals in Spain, and won the prize for the best band and best soloist in Getxo Jazz Festival. In 2016 he releases three albums: “La Llamada”, with the Daahoud Salim Quintet, (Blue Asteroid Records); “Forbidden Music” with classical solo piano repertoire; and “Abdu in Blue”, with Abdu Salim (Black Stamp Music). His musical activity is divers: soloist, chamber music, jazz ensembles, performing own compositions, etc. As a soloist with orchestra he has played with conductors such as Michael Thomas, Álvaro Albiach and Andrew Grams.