Fabian Qamar

Fabian Qamar (FEY-byən kə-MAR) has been around the music called jazz since before he was born and he has been fascinated with it as long as he can remember. The son of the late jazz and world music luminary Nadi Qamar (aka Spaulding Givens) and actress, dancer, and singer Rose Qamar, Fabian is active as a singer, multi-instrumentalist, teacher, arranger, improvisor, composer, and conductor.

Believing music can be viewed as the original language, he embraces musical realms from the church to the club, from the concert hall to pickup jam sessions, and from American music to world music. But—in a unique way—the music called jazz has called relentlessly and irresistibly and held a deep and constant place in his soul. For Fabian, Jive Safely is an answer to that call, reveling in the sheer fun of making good music with good musicians for other human beings to enjoy.

Fabian is also a human being and values many things in addition to music, including the quest for holistic health and growth, savoring time with family and friends, experiencing the natural world, reading and learning, good food, dancing, playing volleyball, and watching football and other sports. Fabian earned his Bachelor of Arts in Music from Lakeland University and his Master of Music from the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

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