Hijaz is the multicultural group that combines Eastern melodies with improvised jazz. Their music is based on the dialogue between oud and piano. More than ten years already, the band is weaving an intriguing web of Mediterranean warmth, polyrhythmic structures and musical virtuosity.

On Friday the 31st of March they release ‘Drunken Greek’, the second single of their upcoming album ‘Hijaz + Strings’. For this album the band aligned with a cello and two violins, arranged for strings by bass player Ben Faes. In ‘Drunken Greek’, pianist Niko Deman with Greek roots walks drunkenly through the Athens of his youth. A rousing crossover between a Balkan and klezmer melody.