As one of Cairo’s most seasoned jazz musicians, Hesham Galal is no stranger to the art of collaborating. Cairo Jazz Club regulars will know the pianist from several bands and projects, including Cocoon and the Cairo Big Band Society, but on Tuesday 3 October, the Agouza bar is set to host him for a decidedly different kind of collaboration.

In addition to taking to the stage alongside another Cairo-based jazz man, Andre Segone, Swiss saxophonist, Emanuele Di Nardo, is also set to join him on stage. Oh, a nice internationally-flavoured gig that proves that music is a universal language, right? Well, yes, but that’s not what makes this performance special.

“This collaboration is quite unique, as I have never met Emanuel,” Galal told us. “Thanks to Cairo Jazz Club we were able to come in contact, and communicate to discuss the details of the performance and exchange notes.”