Applied Music Instructor Amos Libby joined internationally known poet and jazz singer Lady Zen’s Sunday evening music series, Obbligato, at MJ’s Wine Bar in Portland, Maine. “[Lady Zen] heard me playing a short piece from Saudi Arabia at a memorial event we both attended,” Libby said. “Then she called me and asked me to join the show.”

Libby specializes in the Arabic and Turkish oud, having studied with a number of masters including the late Udi Alan Shavarsh Bardezbanian. He is a founding member of Maine’s Okbari Middle Eastern Ensemble.