Rez Abbasi

Born in Karachi, Pakistan, removed at the age of four to the vastness of Southern California, schooled at the University of Southern California and the Manhattan School of Music in jazz and classical music, along with a pilgrimage in India under the tutelage of master percussionist, Ustad Alla Rakha, Rez Abbasi is a vivid synthesis of all the above stated influences and genres.

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”An amazing guitarist…unique and beautiful music—and best of all—very original.” —Pat Metheny

“Rez is an extremely talented guitarist and composer… unique and surprising.” —Peter Erskine

“Producing so vivid a music that it can almost be tasted, Abbasi sounds like no one who has gone before him. His compositions are sheer genius.” —All About Jazz

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