Moroccan-born Albert Dadon became known as Albare after he was singled out for his extraordinary musical talents.
Growing up in Israel and France he ingested languages and music like mothers milk and after migrating to Australia at 27, was at the forefront of Melbourne's acid jazz scene
As Chairman of the Melbourne Jazz Festival he founded the "Bell" Awards, recognising the achievements of Australian performers and composers.
In 2008 Albare received an Order of Australia medal for service to the arts. Now on a global tour, he's performing with some of the greatest contemporary players on the world stage at the Byron Community Centre this Sunday, August 5. Tickets are $45/39 conc, available from www.byroncentre.com.au or through 6685 6807.
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