Azhaar Saffar

Azhaar Saffar

Azhaar Saffar's first job after graduating was playing and singing jazz in restaurants and writing gypsy music for theatre shows.

Her first group was acid jazz group Wildflower, formed with partner Joe Cavanagh. Then, in 2000, she and Joe formed the Brazilian jazz fusion group Sirius B, with Azhaar taking on the role of singer, co-writer and manager. The band released six albums and received airplay worldwide.

After 10 years, Sirius B reached a natural end, and she and Joe took separate ways. Azhaar took a break from the business side of music and went to explore her nomadic roots in the jungles and oceans of Central America, becoming involved in the Sistema Method of teaching music as a way of building communities in Costa Rica.

Returning to the UK Azhaar gave birth to her new project, Global Wave, continuation of the world jazz fusion experience of Sirius B, but throwing a wider net to embrace Latin, Brazilian, African, Arabic and Funk.