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Lamy Istrefi Jr.

Brooklyn resident Bajram Istrefi Jr., aka LAMY, is a jazz drummer, percussionist and composer who was born in Mitrovice (Republic of Kosovo), where he grew up and started his musical career at the age of 13, playing different percussion instruments of his native folk music.

Mr. Istrefi’s growing interest in jazz music led, at the age of 16, to his enrollment at the renowned University of Music and Dramatic Arts in Graz (KUG) Austria, where he studied drums/percussion, and soon found a place in the local jazz scene, where he started to create his own voice in music. In addition to his activities in jazz, Mr. Istrefi has composed concert pieces for percussion ensembles, influenced by composers such as John Cage and Edgard Varese.

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