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Jaffer Zaidi

Jaffer Zaidi

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Jaffer Zaidi is a Pakistani musician, singer-songwriter, composer and pianist. He is best known as the lead vocalist of semiclassical band Kaavish. Propelled to success with the release of three singles "Bachpan", "Choti Khushiyaan", "Tere Pyar Mein" and album Gunkali, Zaidi has established himself as one of leading musicians in country.

Zaidi's album Gunkali received two nominations at 10th Lux Style Awards, including Best Artist for Zaidi and Best Producer for Faisal Rafi. brought him a critical appraisal earning him a nomination at Best Debut award Zaidi has also appeared in music reality series Coke Studio in three seasons, both as a musician and as a featured artist. With season 9, Zaidi debut as a music director and producer leading a team of singers under his supervision. He is the son of legendary singer Nayyara Noor.

Music career

Zaidi is best known as lead vocalist and pianist of a classical band Kaavish (meaning: Struggle) along with Maaz Maudood who is a guitarist and backing vocalist, they achieved critical appraise with their music videos and singles released under band's name. there singles "Bachpan". "Choti Khushiyaan", "Tere Pyar Mein", "Apnay Watan Ki Mitti", "Moray Sayyaan" brought critical appraisal and earning him the Rising Star award at The Musik Awards 2006, and bagged nomination at 3rd Jazz IM Awards. In 2008 The Musik Award he received two nominations including Best Ballad Song and Best Lyrics. He received two nominations at 10th Lux Style Awards.

Jaffar career as a solo singer is only confined to music reality television series where together with Maaz he appeared as a featured artist in season 4, then he appeared alone as one of the house band member for season 7 and season 8, however in 2016, he marked as a music director and producer in season 9, where he served as one of six music producers on the show, producing and recording songs with assigned artist. His team includes Ali Azmat, Javed Bashir, Sanam Marvi, Ali Khan and Saieen Zahoor.

Discography

Television

  • Behadd

Albums

  • Gunkali

Singles

  • "Bachpan"
  • "Choti Khushiyaan"
  • "Tere Pyar Mein"
  • "Apnay Watan Ki Mitti"
  • "Moray Sayyaan"

Coke Studio

  • season 4: "Nindiya Re"
  • season 7: House band, (Piano, synth and String session)
  • season 8: "Neun La Leya" and House band
  • season 9: Music director.
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