Dom - Khajeem - Jas - JT - Mahakaruna - Neefa - Sadira - Safa - Safiya

"I’ve been playing Santouri for many years under the direction of Yianni Roussos but only recently realized how much fun it is for Middle Eastern music with my association with Khafif.  I also seem to be cursed with carrying around heavy instruments (my mother bought me my first accordion at the age of 5 – and yes, it was red!).

I’ve been involved with Balkan music and dance for over 30 years in many forms.  Currently I perform with Zvezda, a Pittsburgh based Balkan singing ensemble; Eastern Watershed, a Klezmer, Balkan, Polka, anything-goes band; and also the Edgewood Symphony Orchestra; and the Pittsburgh Savoyards."