Fuasi Abdul Khaliq started his music career as a singer in the church at the young age of 6 as a soloist in the youth choir. His mother started him on clarinet when he was 8 years of age and throughout his early years, his musical talent was already evident in the number of competition awards he won in elementary and junior high school bands he performed in. He has performed from coast to coast in the U.S. and in 1991 he relocated to Berlin where he became well known in the city’s music scene. During the last 28 years abroad in Germany he as toured throughout Europe, Asia, Africa, the South Pacific as well as South and Central America. He is a leader of his own ensembles which include, Fuasi and Ensemble, The Ebony Big Band, Fuasi’s Latin Jazz Connection, the Horace Tapscott Tribute Ensemble, Fumatikelo, and The Jazz Crusaders Tribute Project & Beyond. He has shared the stage with such greats as Walter Bishop Jr., Jimmy Garrison, Sam Rivers, Benny Golson, Hal Singer, Rudy Stevenson, Ed Blackwell, Arthur Blythe, Joe Bowie, Sugar Blue, Abdu Salim, Dick de Graaf, Abraham Burton, Omar Sosa, Kelvin Sholar and Winard Harper to name a few.
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