2014 Dates

July 24, Thurs | BAD by Wood&Steel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia | REVERB @ BAD cafe by wood & steel | 8:30pm

July 31, Thurs | Merdekarya, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia | Kien Lim, Az Samad and Riz Rashid | 9:30pm

Aug 1, Fri | Recital Hall, South Wing Campus, UCSI University’s Institute of Music, Cheras, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia | Guitar Masteclass with Az Samad | 10:30am

Aug 4, Mon | International College of Music, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia | Workshop with Ravi Srinivasan | 6pm

Aug 6-7, Wed-Thus | No Black Tie, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia | From Berlin to KL: Ravi Srinivasan and Az Samad | 9:30pm

Aug 26-27, Tues-Wed | No Black Tie, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia | Valtinho Anastacio | 9:30pm

Aug 30-31, Sat- Sun | Esplanade Concourse, Esplanade, Singapore | Pesta Raya: The Great Malay Songbook with Cheryl Tan | Sat at 5.45pm – 6.45pm and Sun at 4pm – 4.45pm and 5pm – 5.45pm

Sept 5-6, Fri-Sat | Dewan Filharmonik Petronas, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia |Wicked Divas 

Sept 16, Tues | Dewan Filharmonik Petronas, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia | Akustika I (Andy Flop Poppy & Az Samad) | 3:30pm

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"Az Samad is a master of expression. Every note he plays comes from a place of deep musical knowledge and understanding. He can use his guitar to say "I love you" in 17 languages."


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"Az Samad is THE Malaysian guitar hero. Not only is he an incredibly soulful and accomplished player, he is a talented and well respected educator in all aspects of the guitar. He is also a super nice guy with a wicked sense of humour. Miss him at your peril!"

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What the press have been saying:


"Guitar Guru.
onsidered one of the best guitarists in Malaysia"
Malaysian Business:
Malaysia's Premier Business Magazine since 1972


"Malaysian guitar maestro" 
The Straits Times (Singapore)

 "Az's compositions are at times playful and irreverent, and at other times lyrical and soulful, but always inventive, tastefully crafted and beautifully nuanced — an absolute pleasure to listen to."
The Edge Malaysia

"a music extraordinaire"
BFM 89.9: The Business Station 

" local six-string boy wonder"
The New Straits Times


"Technically impressive...utilizing the percussive potential of the guitar to great effect, something in the vein of guitarist Andy McKee."
All About Jazz


"This is one guy who can finger-pick, hold massive grape fruit-sized chords and make his guitar gently weep with the best."
  KLue Magazine 

"A rising acoustic guitarist"
     TIMEOUT Singapore

"Az squeezes out a whole new sonic universe for the acoustic guitar." Pete Teo


"Az Samad produces works that are richly textured, poetic and atmospheric." 
      The New Straits Times

"a steel-string acoustic guitar maestro"
       The Star

"undeniable talent..a one of a kind artist"
The Concordian

"an instrumental showcase of fretboard burning talent, bound together by image-inducing melodies and arrangements"

"immensely technical yet effortless fingerstyle"

"this guy here plays the acoustic guitar as if he was born with it."



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