Nourished by the abundant creative energies of the scene in his native Chicago, drummer and composer Kabir Dalawari has developed a unique musical voice that he is thrilled to share with the world on his vibrant debut album, "Awareness". Dalawari fronts a talent-packed quartet with altoist Kyle Brooks, pianist Eric Arroyo and bassist Matt Ulery for a set of original pieces brimming with rhythmic animation, melodic richness and bristling interactivity.
Album: Awareness, Recorded July 2021 and Released March 25th 2022. Total running time 40-50mins. "Awareness" the title track of the album is a composition is inspired by my younger brother, who is autistic. Autism isn’t a curable disease, so the best way to help heal and be there for these people is to be aware and supportive. I think of this composition like i think of him, flowing water and a peaceful overall energy. This is the inspiration behind the album art as well.
Release show at Constellation in Chicago for my debut album "Awareness".
The work samples provided share my voice as a composer, my debut album "Awareness" encompasses my musical journey thus far.
Kabir Dalawari is a drummer, composer and educator based in Chicago, Illinois. As a band leader, Dalawari has showcased his band at several venues throughout Chicago such as, Constellation Chicago, Elastic Arts, Fulton Street Collective and many more. As an educator, Dalawari holds faculty position at Amos Alonzo Stagg High School and People's Center for Cultural & Contemporary Arts, where he leads ensemble rehearsals and teaches drumset/percussion lessons. Dalawari's debut album "Awareness" released on March 25th, 2022. Dalawari is an incoming graduate student at DePaul University where he studies Jazz Performance and is mentored by renowned Musician, Educator and Ethnomusicologist, Dr. Dana Hall.
To blend traditional Jazz Language with a contemporary approach. Inspired by african, indian and western roots.
Kabir Dalawari Quartet
8010 Aberdeen Court
Palos Heights, IL 60463
$500 - $2,000