MA Rouf – Sufi Jazz fuion
MA Rouf is a jazz quartet playing Middle-Eastern rhythms with Scandinavian jazz influences.
MA Rouf’s musicians are highly regarded in Finnish jazz and have experience from a full spectrum of musical traditions. They are composer, tar player and vocalist Marouf Majidi (BaranBand, Gilgamesh), saxophonist Jouni Järvelä (UMO Jazz Orchestra, Jouni Järvelä Group), bassist Jukka Haavisto (Bossapoika, Helsinki Headnod Convention) and percussionist Mikko Hassinen (UMO Jazz Orchestra, Zagros Ensemble).
MA Rouf’s creator is the Finnish-Iranian master musician Marouf Majidi. He comes from Sanandaj, the musical capital of Kordestan, and his rich Middle Eastern heritage gives the unique and enchanting sound for their music. The roots of MA Rouf’s music are in this Middle Eastern tradition fertilised with Afro-centric and Scandinavian jazz influences.