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Omar is in the studio working on his new album with producer Gregg Karukas. More updates coming soon!
January 9, 2008
Click here to check out a clip from Omar’s performance at the Derby in Hollywood with special guest Adeshir Farah from Strunz and Farah
December 18, 2007
Read Omar’s interview on Jazzreview.com
December 8, 2007
Secret Journey moves up to number 12 on the New Age Billboard charts!
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October 10, 2007
Secret Journey made it to the top 20 in Billboard’s New Age chart in it’s first week of release!
October 4, 2007
Secret Journey is featured on listening posts at Barnes & Noble nationwide through the first week of November. Go and check it out!
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September 30, 2007
Click here to watch a clip from Omar’s performance at the Borders in Long beach, California.
September 25, 2007
” Secret Journey” released!
September 24, 2007
Great News! ” Run away with me” a track from “Secret Journey” was the most added smooth Jazz radio track in the nation for the week of September 24th!!
January 6, 2007
A Note from Omar Akram:
Happy New Year!
I have locked myself in the studio for the last two years composing and recording music for my upcoming album with producer Gregg Karukas. We have come up with close to twenty pieces of music, and it’s been a difficult task to select which songs will make it to the album. We are extremely happy to have world-class musicians joining us in this project, some of whom we have had the pleasure to work with on the last album, “Free as a Bird”, guitarist Ramon Stagnaro , violinist Charlie Bisharat and flute and duduk player Pedro Eustache. We are also joined by another distinguished guitarist, Ardeshir Farah from the famed duo “Strunz and Farah”, and percussionist Ron Wagner who played with Ottmar Liebert for the last nine years.
The Title of the album is ” Secret Journey”, and the release date is set for September 25, 2007. Following the release of the new album will be a series of live performances and appearances at Borders and Barnes and Noble .
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Omar Akram is now on myspace.com
Read and leave a comment at Omar Akram’s new Web log
“Free as a Bird” ranked number two in Wind and Wire’s top 20 contemporary instrumental albums for 2004.
April 27, 2004
Omar’s second CD, “Free as a Bird”, from Real Music, hit stores worldwide.
” We love it!!”
Star of “sex in the city” and “my big fat greek wedding”
Star of “10” and ” 7th Heaven”
“Omar has succeeded in creating a musical zone of his own. He is absolutely brilliant.”
Caroline Myss, Author of New York Times best selling books “Anatomy of the Spirit” and “Sacred Contracts”
March 8, 2003
Opal Fire reaches #14 on the Billboard Chart!
“Upon hearing the very first notes of Omar’s music I knew that I wanted to explore working with such a vibrant and refreshing sound. Omar’s music is as expansive as the forming of his own life experience, that of living in many different cultures. The journey of exploring the array of colors that he has absorbed is just beginning to unfold with his first release,”Opal Fire”.
I greatly look forward to our next steps together.”
President, Real Music
“The music you will hear in Omar’s debut album “Opal Fire” is a
beautifully melodic sequence of songs. It brilliantly blends multiple instruments and sounds with varying emotions and ethnic flavors. Whether the tunes are heartfelt or upbeat the music is a listening delight. Omar is an exceptionally gifted musician and composer and his first release is the beginning of an era of great music. I say this for no other reason than I have witnessed his genius and some of the music to come.
I invite you to listen to the entire CD and be your own judge.”
E. Mike Vasilomanolakis MD,
Co-Executive Producer, “Opal Fire”