It Won't Be Me
Music and lyrics, all vocals and all instruments - Arif Jamal
Produced and recorded by Arif Jamal
I am a Lead/ b-vocalist & play sax and keys.
I write & record from home, with a view to gaining representation & performing.
I sing every Friday and Saturday night at a busy Italian restaurant. Jazz standards, Jazz originals, pop, rock, motown, r'n'b and many more.
I was lead singer and keyboardist in a pop, funk, rock (and more!) covers and originals trio performing around the U.K. Guest appearances with the Bonobo Trio (contemporary Jazz tunes and originals) with both sax and vox.
Was lead and backing singer, sax'ist and pianist in a 5-piece lounge/ nightclub band aboard a HAL cruise liner for 6 months cruising Alaska, the Mexican Riviera & Hawaii. Jazz standards & pop, rock and soul classics among various other styles, catering for many different age groups & musical tastes.
Worked as sax'ist and b-vocalist in a 5-piece, Leeds-based funk covers band playing various nightclubs & venues in Leeds & around the U.K.
I have a BA (Hons) Jazz Studies degree, Grade 8 Sax, Grade 8 Piano & won a Ronnie Scott Jazz Scholarship in 1998 (aged 18).
Have palyed various concerts and recitals around W.Sussex as well as studio sessions.
Was lead alto sax' in typical 'brass' band. Played many styles of music including various Classical styles as well as more contemporary styles.
Lead a conventional sax quartet, playing arrangements of popular tunes from the '50s to the present day. Toured Germany in 1996.
Lead a 16-piece big band performing at various events in Sussex. Toured Germany in 1996.
Was part of a four-part a capella group singing classic barbershop tunes as well as some arrangements of popular tunes. Toured Italy in 1998, Germany in 1996 and Holland in 1994.
Was a member of a Choir performing both sacred and secular music in Churches as well as other venues, including the Royal Albert Hall. Toured Italy in the Easter of 1998.
Played saxophone in various musical theratre productions such as Bugsy, Kiss Me Kate and The Boyfriend.