Indie guitarist, composer and educator Az Samad is teaching music in the virtual world.
Az, 31 is a guitarist-composer. His name maybe unfamiliar in Malaysia but he is quite well known internationally, especially among music schools, for his skills in playing jazz and contemporary acoustic and classical guitar.
He has a Master’s degree in Music (Jazz Studies) from San Jose State University, Bachelor of Music in Jazz Composition and Performance (Summa Cum Laude) from Berklee College of Music, Boston, and Bachelor of Music in
Arranging from University of Westminster, United Kingdom. Since coming home, Az has been busy with not just composing and performing but also teaching.
The gigs and recording experiences he got overseas had also given him an edge. Az didn’t perform with just any ordinary musician but top artistes and songwriters like Grammy winners Flaco Jimanez and Max Baca, singer-songwriter
Tara Linda, Rick Vandivier, Hristo Vitchev, world Music Ensemble Bogofusion, electronic jazz-funk group Planet Loop, and string jazz ensemble JazzMine.