Member since 2006.
Home: Oak Park, IL
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Hrayr is the armchair jazz listener par exellence.
I was born in Lebanon and grew up with jazz music in the house because my father is a great jazz enthusiast. I have been listening to jazz since I was a child and I have become a self-taught aficionado. I have listened to over 2000 jazz recordings and read about 60 critical works on jazz. I continue to expand my musical horizons by catching live shows and expanding my personal music library. Since moving to the US in 92 I have lived in different parts of the country. I currently am a practicing neurologist and live in Chicago with my wife, our parrots and our cats. I also review for the Chicago Jazz Magazine, Jazziz magazine and Jazztimes online forum. I am a member of the Jazz Journalist's Association.