Past Austin Shows & Other tour Info:

Previous events

Naz, Atlas Maior, and Kev Bev live in Pease Park (Video Release Party)

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Pease Park, 1100 Kingsbury St, Austin, TX 78703

Neri Osmanovic, guitarist of Kev Bev has been working on a solo project called Naz, and is debuting their new single and video “American Farm Animals” with a special live show and video release party. The event is free, family friendly and will be held at the Kingsbury Commons - Tudor Cottage and Terrace, in Pease Park located at 1100 Kingsbury St, Austin, TX 78703 The song is dedicated to protecting the legal rights of American Farm Animals. Musical guests: Kev Bev (acoustic set) 7:15pm - 7:45pm Naz 8:15- 8:45pm Atlas Maior 8:55pm - 9:40pm Naz video premier 9:40pm

International Grooves with Ustad Nizami Qawwal, & Atlas Maior

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Kenny Dorham's Backyard, 1106 E 11th Street, Austin, TX

On Saturday May 28th at Kenny Dorham's Backyard (1106 East 11th) the #InternationalGrooves series is very proud to present the internationally acclaimed Ustad Nizami plus Austin’s own cultural ambassadors, Atlas Maior. Enjoy a PICNIC and some LIVE MUSIC OUTDOORS! BYOB and adult beverages! Several FOOD TRAILERS ON SITE! FAMILY-FRIENDLY and PET-FRIENDLY! Only $10 at the gate! Children 12 and under get in free to all events and FAMILY DISCOUNTS are provided. FREE PARKING!

6:30-8:30pm - Sufi Qawwali by Ustad Ghulam Farid Nizami, Faraz Nizami & Raviteja Nulu 9-11pm - Atlas Maior

*Ustad Ghulam Farid Nizami, a 17th-generation musician and a descendant of Mian Tan Sen, court musician of 16th century Mughal Emperor Akbar the Great, is one of the foremost musicians of Pakistan. In 2008 Ustad Nizami came to the United States as a Fulbright Scholar to teach music at the University of Texas and in 2009, understanding that instruction is the key to protecting an ancient musical tradition that is being lost, Ustad Nizami founded the Nizami School of Music in Austin, Texas in 2009. be presenting their unique style of Sufi qawwali music accompanied by several of his students. Faraz Nizami will be the second qawwal on stage providing incredible vocals, Raviteja Nulu on Tabla, Mario Garza, Noah Colbeck and Guru Khalsa as supporting vocals.


*Kenny Dorham's Backyard was named after a legendary jazz trumpeter who once lived in the East Austin neighborhood. The 2-acre space is a unique and creative community space managed by Diverse Arts. See less

Ziyrab's Lounge: featuring Joshua Thomson & Josh Peters from Atlas Maior

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Flamencura Music and Dance Studio, 8910 Research Blvd Ste D3, Austin, TX 78758 , Austin, TX

“In the house of lovers, the music never stops, the walls are made of songs & the floor dances" -Rumi

"Ziryab's Lounge" is a community-based, monthly event featuring all levels of performers and aficionados of global music and dance, primarily focused on arts from the Iberian Peninsula and eastwards, with occasional forays into Latin America and anywhere else we want to explore.

On May 15, in addition to flamenco by Olivia Chacon, Flamencura dancers, and music by Isai Chacon, we'll be exploring music and dance of the Middle East. We'll feature bellydance by Jamie Lynn Shelton and Allyssa Altahib, and music by Joshua Thomson and Josh Peters of Atlas Maior, as well as Kurdish folk dancing!

Bring your own beverage and snacks. Doors open at 7pm, music and dance start at 7:30pm. Suggested $10 donation at the door.


Atlas Maior at Central Market - North

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Central Market - North, 4001 North Lamar, Austin, TX 78756 , Austin, TX

On Friday April 8th, Atlas Maior will perform a family friendly, outdoor show at Central Market North. 4001 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78756 Atlas Maior will perform 2 sets featuring world jazz originals and traditional music from around the Mediterranean and Middle East.

Atlas Maior creates original music that combines elements of Progressive Jazz, Middle Eastern, Latin, and Indian music traditions. Band members Joshua Thomson (alto saxophone, flutes), Josh Peters (oud, lavta), create a unique sound that balances intimate moments of sincerity with powerful melodies and incendiary rhythmic passages. The group writes original melodies exploring maqamat (Middle Eastern modal system) and harmonic progressions found in American jazz. Atlas Maior composes with a variety of rhythms & instrumentation including Indian tablas, kanjira, & Chinese hulusi.

As an ensemble, Atlas Maior has released 5 studio albums, most recently RIPTIDE, voted a 2019 Top 100 release by The Austin Chronicle. During 2020-21 the group released 4 singles which featured Coke Studios artist Ali Pervez Mehdi (Nazuk, Ya Ali, & 2 studio remixes). The group has toured nationally & internationally while garnering positive reviews and media placement from Jazziz Magazine, NPR's PRI The World, New York Daily Music, Jazz Journal, Afropop Worldwide, Song Lines, & in 2019 were named City of Austin Cultural Ambassadors. The group has a new album slated for release in 2022.

Past Tours/Festivals:

Festival History 

New Media Art and Sound Series (NMASS) 2022 - Austin, TX 

SXSW Official Showcasing Artist - 2022 Atlas Maior 

SXSW Official Showcasing Artist - 2020 Atlas Maior 

New Media Art and Sound Series (NMASS) 2019 - Austin, TX 

WOBEON Festival Official Showcasing Artist 2015: Atlas Maior 

Art Outside Showcasing Artist 2012 


National Touring 

11/11/21 Wild Detectives - Dallas, TX 


Atlas Maior RIPTIDE US Tour 2019: 

 5/7/19 Top Ten Records - Dallas, TX 

5/14/19 Sister’s Brooklyn Maqam Hang - New York, NY 

5/15/19 Rubulad - New York, NY 

5/18/19 Static Age Records - Asheville, NC 

5/18 Asheville, NC - Private House Concert 

5/19/19 Sierra Nevada Brewery - Asheville, NC 

5/20/19 Side Bar - New Orleans, LA 


Atlas Maior in Denver 2016 

4/3/16  Hoffbrau Colorado - Westminster, CO (Autism Awareness Private Event) 

4/4/16 KUVO Jazz 89.3 FM - Denver, CO 

4/5/16 The Mercury - Denver, CO 

5/15/15 The McNay Art Museum - San Antonio, TX 

6/1/14 Alliance for Multicultural Services Gala - Houston, TX 


International Touring 

Atlas Maior RIPTIDE European Tour 2019 

9/10/19 Joker’s Pub - Angers, France 

9/11/19 Blue Monkey - Angers, France 

9/12/19 Le Zygo Bar - Nantes, France 

9/14/19 Auberge du Layon, Rablay Sur Layon, France 

9/15/19 Le Hérron Carré- Angers, France 

9/17/19 Royal Rooms - Sitges, Spain 

9/19/19 Robadors 23 - Barcelona, Spain 

9/20/19 Ronda Barcelona - Barcelona, Spain 

9/21/19 RAI - Barcelona, Spain 

9/26/19 Factor Vi - Sitges, Spain 

9/28/19 BlackLab - Barcelona 


Atlas Maior 2018 European Tour: Angers, FR, Catalunya, Spain 2018 

9/6/18 Factor Vi - Sitges, Spain 

9/6/18 Barcelona City FM 107.3 - Barcelona, Spain 

9/13/18  Robadors23 - Barcelona, Spain 

9/14/18 Soda Acústic - Barcelona, Spain 

9/15/18 Sinestesia - Barcelona, Spain 

9/16/18  Utopia Beach House - Sitges, Catalunya, Spain 

9/22/18 En rouge et Loire guinguette, ** Changed to Le Hérron Carré - Angers, France 

9/23/18   "Austin Days" Festival, Cale de la Savatte ** Changed to Joker’s Pub - Angers, France 


Atlas Maior Spanish Tour: Andalucia, Catalunya September 2017 

9/1/17 Robadors 23 - Barcelona Spain ** Hurricane Harvey 

9/4/17 Barcelona City FM 107.3 - Barcelona, Spain ** Hurricane Harvey 

9/6/17 Sala Milwaulkee - El Puerto de Santa Maria ** Hurricane Harvey 

9/7/17 Pueblos Blancos Festival - Montejaque, Andalucia, Spain 

9/8/17 Pueblos Blancos Festival - Grazalema , Andalucia, Spain 

9/10/17 Utopia Beach House - Sitges, Catalunya, Spain 

9/11/17 Barcelona City FM 107.3 - Barcelona, Spain 

9/14/17 Sinestesia - Barcelona, Spain 


Atlas Maior 2013 European Tour: Istanbul, Andalucia, Spain 

9/10/13 Cafe Mitanni - Istanbul, Turkey **Gezi Protest Cancellation 

9/12/13 American Research Institute in Turkey - Istanbul, Turkey 

9/17/13 Cafe Mitanni - Istanbul, Turkey 

9/19/13 Fatih University - Istanbul, Turkey 

9/19/13 Gitar Cafe - Istanbul, Turkey 

9/20/13 Kasket Bistro Beşiktaş - Istanbul, Turkey 

9/21/13 Arsen Lüpen - Istanbul, Turkey 

In September of 2013 Atlas Maior embarked on a two week performance and education tour in Istanbul, Turkey. The trio performed 6 shows in Istanbul, working throughout the city that bridges the continents of Europe and Asia. Performances included several premiere music venues including Arsen Lüpen, Gitar Cafe, Kasket Bistro Beşiktaş, and Cafe Mitanni. Atlas Maior was also  featured performer at Fatih University’s 2013 Fall concert. At Fatih University the group participated in various cross-cultural Turkish music workshops with faculty members and students. 

During Atlas Maior’s time in Turkey, the trio collaborated and performed with Istanbul based professional musicians Raquy Danziger, Mikko Papadopoulos, and Samuel Atchely. The trio pursued private music instruction with music virtuosos Necati Çelik, Bünyamin Olguncan, Nicolas Royer and Robert Reigle.  In October 2013 Atlas Maior collaborated with Moroccan vocalist Med Ziani and Palestinian oud player Sari Andoni in Malaga, Spain recording several performance videos that were featured on Spanish television station 8tv Andalucia. In addition to Atlas Maior’s collaboration with Med Ziani, the group performed at La Brújula de Momo in Granada, Spain.