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Omar Haddad

“If the Ramones and Miles Davis Had a Baby”

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  • Currently Recording My Album with Cynthia Daniels

  • Cynthia Daniels is a Grammy-winning recording engineer and producer working with some of the most successful artists in music and the entertainment world, such as Paul McCartney, Jennifer Lopez, Beyonce, Julie Andrews, and Alec Baldwin, just to name a few.  Her experience includes fourty impressive years regularly collaborating with some of the most famous stars on the planet, and she is also the owner of her own recording studio, Monk Music Studios.  Ms. Daniels works in music, TV, film, musical theater, radio, and she has produced virtually every music genre ever imaginable.  Stay tuned for the upcoming release of my original songs!
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2020

  • August 6 (Thu) 6 to 9 pm.
  • Flier
  • THUS at the Clubhouse

  • With 30 acres of outdoor space, and ample opportunity for social distancing, The Clubhouse is offering live shows, with bands playing on the weekends and adding Thursdays beginning the first week of August.  My band Thus is playing on Thursday, August 6, from 6 to 9 pm.  Come out for a wonderful fun time and music party!  I will be in the great company of the talented musicians and singers Ben Goodale and Jim Del.  We will be including songs by Van Morrison, The Temptations, Bob Marley, Michael Jackson, Jason Mraz, Ed Sheeran, Paul Simon, Queen, The Rolling Stones, Led Zep, Van Halen, Aerosmith, ACDC, Sublime, and many more. And of course there will be original music too.  There is no cover charge for live music at the Clubhouse. Just come in and enjoy yourselves.
  • The Clubhouse online
  • Directions
  • Every Sunday 6 to 9 pm.
  • Flier
  • Solo at Old Stove Pub

  • I am starting a solo performance weekly engagement: Every Sunday from 6 to 9 pm., I play solo instrumental music at Old Stove Pub. The repertoire includes smooth jazz, classical music, and popular songs in a soothing setting, performed on both guitar and violin, and with the help of a loop pedal I am able to have both instruments sound simultaneously. Last Sunday was a success, with all attendees gladly expressing their enjoyment. I hope you will be one of them this coming Sunday August 2nd. and in the following weeks. Old Stove Pub's outdoor patio provides a warm, private environment with intimate lighting and a very quiet atmosphere.
  • Old Stove Pub online
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  • July 7 (Tue) 7 pm.
  • Flier
  • H4 Summit: Art for Peace and Happiness -- Promoting U. N. SDG #3 and #16

  • UCT International Culture Development, in consultative status with the United Nations, is hosting the second H4 Summit: Art for Peace and Happiness, celebrating the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals number 3, “Good Health and Well Being,” and 16, “Peace, Happiness, and Strong Institutions.”  In this special occasion I will have the honor to be a panelist advocating for positive world transformation.  I will present my original song “Awakening” and “Peace and Happiness around the World,” a collaborative work based on a Chinese poem by renowned calligrapher and peace ambassador Li Guodong, for which I wrote the music and English lyrics.  I will also give a brief speech on the importance of meditation practice for the whole world, and the greatest personal honor will come at the end.  During the final ceremony, I will be issued an award for peace in recognition of my work.  The event will be broadcast over zoom.  The link is below.  I look forward to seeing you there.
  • Event Page
  • Zoom Meeting Link
  • April 13, 20, 27, and May 4 (Mon) 11 am.
  • Virtual Mini Concert Series

  • Half-an-hour weekly online solo concerts including jazz, rock, pop, and classical music, on violin, guitar, and voice, brought to you by the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton.  Submit your requests and tune in!
  • Bistro 72
  • February 15 (Sat) 6 to 9 pm.
  • Flier
  • Bakithi Kumalo Quartet

  • Best known as Paul Simon's extraordinary bassist
  • Bass player extraordinare Bakithi Kumalo, best known for regularly touring and recording with Paul Simon since 1985, returns with his quartet to Bistro 72 for a night of jazz and popular genres.  Honored to be a special guest in this show.  Will be a fun night.
  • Bistro 72
  • 1830 W Main St, Riverhead, NY 11901
  • No cover charge
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  • January 12 (Sun) 2 to 3 pm.
  • Flier
  • Duo With Joe Delia at the Bridgehampton Library

  • An Eclectic Show
  • Joe Delia and I are looking forward to this show.  It will be a very eclectic concert, with classical music, jazz, ragtime, pop, and rock. The program includes music by Beethoven, Schubert, Dave Brubeck, Elton John, Queen, and many others, including original songs.

    Joe Delia is a singer, pianist, multi-instrumentalist, composer, and arranger, a Gold and Platinum recording artist in Europe and composer of music for an extensive list of feature films.

  • The Bridgehampton Library
  • 2478 Main Street, Bridgehampton
  • Free concert.  Space is limited!  Reservations are recommended: (631) 537-0015
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2019

  • November 16 (Sat) 6 to 8 pm.
  • Flier
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  • Art Exhibitions at The Southampton Arts Center

  • Inheriting the Sounds of the Visual Images
  • Southampton Arts Center, located at 25 Jobs Lane in the heart of Southampton Village, will host the long-anticipated opening of two simultaneous exhibitions focusing on printmaking: The Solar Impressions Juried Exhibition and International Masters / Collaborations in Printmaking. Presented by Southampton Arts Center and Inspiration Plus, a non profit organization dedicated to improving life quality through the education of arts and sciences, the exhibitions will feature giants in modern and contemporary art, along with talented artists from all over the world.  The main focus will be the Solarplate technique, an eco-friendly and environmentally sustainable fine art making process developed and practiced by Sag Harbor artist and master printmaker Dan Welden.  The two exhibitions, on view November 16 through December 29, 2019, bring Solarplate printmaking to the forefront of art.

    For this occasion, I will be extemporaneously performing short instrumental music for 18 works that I have selected, out of the nearly 200 pieces. I want to thank Dan Welden, Inspiration Plus, and the Southampton Arts Center Directors, with whom it has been a pleasure to coordinate this event since the beginning of its planning stages, this past February.

  • November 15 (Fri) 6 to 8 pm.
  • Flier
  • With Joe Delia and Thieves at The Turning Point

  • Another exciting performance is coming up in the middle of November, on Friday 15th at 8 pm.  Joe Delia's Thieves is playing at the renowned Turning Point, in Piermont, NY, right by the Hudson River. A host to several national acts, The Turning Point has featured Kris Kristofferson, Bela Fleck, Joan Osborne, John Mayall, and many others. We will be playing original music from both of Thieves's albums, Smoke and Mirrors and Absolution, and a variety of popular styles, including music by the Grateful Dead, The Doors, Bob Dylan, Queen, and many others. Joe Delia toured the world as the pianist of Buxter Poindexter, Kim Larsen, Stevie Wonder, and Chuck Berry, to name a few, and he is a prolific composer of music for film and television. PJ Delia will be on backing Vocals, Michael Vinas on Bass, and James Benard on Drums, and The Turning Point is located at 468 Piermont Ave, Piermont, NY 10968.
  • July 30 (Tue) 8 to 10 pm.
  • Flier
  • THUS

  • Original Rock & Roll and Covers
  • If the Ramones and Miles Davis had a Baby
  • Come to the Talkhouse for a fun night of original music!  The famous Stephen Talkhouse is welcoming us again, and we’re excited to bring a few new songs for this show.  With Josh LeClerc, Ben Goodale, and Anthony Genovesi.
  • The Stephen Talkhouse: 161 Main St., Amagansett, NY 11930.
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  • July 12 (Fri) 12 to 3 pm.
  • Flier
  • THUS

  • Featuring Bakithi Kumalo
  • Honored to have bass player extraordinare Bakithi Kumalo, best known for regularly touring and recording with Paul Simon since 1985, in my band, Thus.

  • If the Ramones and Miles Davis had a Baby
  • George’s Lighthouse Cafe: 1999 Montauk Pkway. (The Very End of Long Island).
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  • Free, No cover.
  • May 11 (Sat) 3 to 6 pm.
  • Flier
  • Solo

  • Acoustic Rock Pop, Originals and Covers
  • If the Ramones and Miles Davis had a Baby
  • George’s Lighthouse Cafe: 1999 Montauk Pkway. (The Very End of Long Island).
  • Google Map
  • Free, No cover.
  • May 10 (Fri) 8 to 11 pm.
  • Flier
  • THUS (Duo)

  • Original Rock & Roll and Covers
  • If the Ramones and Miles Davis had a Baby
  • Come down to the Coast Grill to hear a reduced version of THUS, with Ben Goodale, and special guests.  Hope to see you!  Awesome menu and even better people.
  • The Coast Grill: 1109 Noyac Road, Southampton NY 11968.
    Phone: 631-283-2277.
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  • Apr. 19 - Apr. 22 All day events
  • Flier
  • The Glory Gospel Singers at Polymanga 2019

  • Polymanga has been the biggest event on pop culture, video games, and manga in Switzerland for 14 years! (42,300 visitors in 2017.)  Every year during Easter, the whole Polymanga family meets up again to enjoy two-hundred-thousand square feet of facilities providing the best of pop entertainment.  For this year 2019, more than 50 guests are planned, concerts, screenings, youtubers, webseries, more than a dozen video games tournaments, a publisher showroom, 4 cosplay parades, karaoke, and lots of other things, not to mention a large shopping gallery.

    As part of Polymanga 2019, The Glory Gospel Singers, with which I have been a tenor since 2017, will perform anime and American television music themes: that means singing in exotic languages like Japanese and Swahili!  Check out the tour packages on Polymanga’s websites.

  • 2m2c, Music Convention Center: Avenue Claude Nobs 5, 1820 Montreux - CH, Switzerland.
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  • April 12 (Fri) 8 to 11 pm.
  • Flier
  • THUS (Duo)

  • Original Rock & Roll and Covers
  • If the Ramones and Miles Davis had a Baby
  • Come down to the Coast Grill to hear a reduced version of THUS, with Ben Goodale, and special guests.  Hope to see you!  Awesome menu and even better people.
  • The Coast Grill: 1109 Noyac Road, Southampton NY 11968.
    Phone: 631-283-2277.
  • Google Map
  • FB Event Button
  • March 4 (Fri) 8 to 11 pm.
  • Flier
  • THUS (Duo)

  • Original Rock & Roll and Covers
  • If the Ramones and Miles Davis had a Baby
  • Come down to the Coast Grill to hear a reduced version of THUS, with Ben Goodale, and special guests.  Hope to see you!  Awesome menu and even better people.
  • The Coast Grill: 1109 Noyac Road, Southampton NY 11968.
    Phone: 631-283-2277.
  • Google Map
  • FB Event Button
  • Jan 4 (Fri) 8 to 11 pm.
  • Flier
  • THUS (Duo)

  • Original Rock & Roll and Covers
  • If the Ramones and Miles Davis had a Baby
  • Come down to the Coast Grill to hear a reduced version of THUS, with Ben Goodale, and special guests.  Hope to see you!  Awesome menu and even better people.
  • The Coast Grill: 1109 Noyac Road, Southampton NY 11968.
    Phone: 631-283-2277.
  • Google Map
  • FB Event Button

2018

  • October 19 (Fri) 8 to 10 pm.
  • Flier
  • THUS

  • Original Rock & Roll and Covers
  • If the Ramones and Miles Davis had a Baby
  • After a successful debut at the legendary Stephen Talkhouse, THUS returns for another show.  Bring your friends and have a good time!  With Josh LeClerc, Klyph Black, and Anthony Genovesi.
  • The Stephen Talkhouse: 161 Main St., Amagansett, NY 11930.
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  • September 20, 2018
  • Flier
  • Mi5/UMG Showcase Night

  • With Ted Mason of Modern English
  • As an A & R, I was super pleased to organize the Mi5 Recordings/Universal Music Group Showcase Night at The Stephen Talkhouse this past September. Performers had the chance to play right in front of (and jam with) music industry executives.  President Ted Mason, former guitarist, singer, co-writer/producer, and manager for the British rock band Modern English, hosted the event along with me.  We played Modern English hits and originals, and shared the stage with all the very talented musicians in the Hamptons, Long Island, New York City, and friends of the Stephen Talkhouse (a.k.a. “y’all”), who showed their best material.
  • The Stephen Talkhouse: 161 Main St., Amagansett, NY 11930.
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  • May. 19 (Sat) 9 pm to 1 am.
  • Flier
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  • Original Rock & Roll and Covers
  • If the Ramones and Miles Davis had a Baby
  • 230 Down: 230 Elm Street, Southampton, NY.
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  • May. 31 (Thu) 8 to 9 pm.
  • Flier
  • THIS

  • Original Rock & Roll and Covers
  • If the Ramones and Miles Davis had a Baby
  • Super excited to be playing at the legendary Stephen Talkhouse, host to so many great acts, and especially thrilled to be sharing the stage with such great talent!  Josh LeClerc, Klyph Black, and Anthony Genovesi.  Mark your calendars for May 31st this summer, and join us for an hour of originals.

    We honestly hope that friends and followers can make this show to support the band on this date.  It's our debut at the Talkhouse and we really look forward to a great start.  Hope to see you there.  Bring your friends, and have a good time!  We'll be making a video too.

  • The Stephen Talkhouse: 161 Main St., Amagansett, NY 11930.
  • Google Map

  • Tickets, $10
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  • Mar. 30 - Apr. 2 All day events.
  • Flier
  • The Glory Gospel Singers at Polymanga 2018

  • Polymanga is a yearly Swiss convention about Japanese culture, mangas, anime, and video games.  Polymanga 2018 offers four days of non-stop entertainment with lots of guests, live concerts, shows, projections, tournaments and shopping.  Japan has never been so close!

    As part of it, The Glory Gospel Singers, with which I have been a tenor since 2017, will perform anime and American television music themes: that means singing in exotic languages like Japanese and Swahili!  Check out the tour packages on Polymanga’s websites.

  • 2m2c, Music Convention Center: Avenue Claude Nobs 5, 1820 Montreux - CH, Switzerland.
  • Google Map
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H4 Summit: Arts for Peace -- Hosted by UCT, in consultative status with the United Nations

“Peace and Happiness around the World”
“Awakening” by Omar Haddad

Eclectic Concert with Joe Delia

“Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen, Cover
Concert Compilation

THIS (now THUS)

At The Stephen Talkhouse
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Originals Compilation

Solo

Instrumental Jazz and Classical Music

Ceremony

with Diego Ruiz
The Replacement

“With sounds that are born in jazz and fuse into the classical, progressive, and Latin realms, this Ceremony is an invitation to rejoice in sound and surrender to the flow of music.” — Alejandro Do Carmo, on Film-Song, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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A Comprehensive Course for the Guitar Apprentice.  Looking ahead...

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