Abdullah MuharramProducer/Host "Jazz Impressions"
"I believe Abbey Lincoln when she said: 'Music is the magic of a secret world.'"
Abdullah was raised in Buffalo, N.Y., where he was first introduced to jazz at a young age by D.J. Jo Rico. Abdullah then took up playing percussion at around 13 years old. He continued to pursue his interest in music as he grew older, and upon his return from the Vietnam War he went on to study music theory, piano and saxophone at the University of New York at Buffalo, taking instruction from jazz legends like Archie Shepp and Frank Foster. Abdullah also played saxophone in the student jazz ensemble and was a D.J. at the university radio station, WBFO-FM. In the 1970's, he played free jazz with Al Mu Jazza and underground avant-garde musician Charles Gayle. In 1997, Abdullah moved to Santa Fe, where he later went on to play with jazz D.J., composer and multi-instrumentalist/bassist Zimbabwe Nkenya.
Abdullah is a regular host on KSFR's Jazz Impressions, rotating that Monday afternoon slot with Dan Piburn and Sean Conlon. He can be heard every other Monday afternoon, from 1:00 to 3:00 playing obscure and familiar music from some of jazz's greatest talents.