The stylish keyboards player, composer and compelling vocalist continues to enthrall audiences in his adopted hometown of Las Vegas, where he serves up a unique jazz-rooted blend of musical influences that stands alone for its inventiveness, integrity and infectious grooves. Indeed, the Ghalib Ghallab Experience, featuring prodigal sons Jihad Ghallab on drums and Khalid Ghallab on Bass defies any easy categories as it delivers an array of alluring sounds ranging from simmering Latin sambas and strident modern funk to classical trio-format jazz and rollicking roadhouse blues.
"I just call it Ghalib Ghallab music," says the modest Chicago-born Ghallab, whose engaging live performances and distinctive sound have made him one of Las Vegas’ most respected and requested entertainers. "My playing is percussive and always aiming for that special groove that hits home. That’s what I’m all about, making people feel good and playing what comes naturally.
"I truly feel blessed to be able to express myself musically and make my audiences happy," he continues. "I love to entertain and now, having Jihad playing drums with me, it’s become a family affair. We’re out there keeping it real and working hard while having fun. It doesn’t get any better than that."
The Experience is rounded out by talented percussionist Rick Arroyo, who helps supply a solid rythem for Ghallab’s craftsmanship on electric and acoustic pianos. Ghallab’s dexterous right hand fires out thrilling keyboard runs while his solid left helps anchor the trio’s ever ready grooves and adventurous improvisations. Jihad’s outstanding skills on drums add extra luster to an ensemble sound that’s always fresh, rich and irresistible.