This virtuoso of the oud considers music as a heritage. Weaned on liturgical songs and traditional Arab music, this uncategorizable contemporary equilibrist merges innumerable influences through his research and experiences. In 2015, for International Jazz Day, Dhafer Youssef played on stage with Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter. On his most recent album, Diwan Of Beauty And Odd, he intertwines Oriental sounds and urban New York groove alongside jazz heavyweights Ambrose Akinmusire and Mark Guiliana. A complex and mysterious work of universal beauty. Coming to the Festival for the third time, the Tunisian artist will perform at the Montreux Jazz Club for a North-South evening with Norwegian guitarist Eivind Aarset.