Naïssam is a flutist and jazz composer who plays all musical categories.
Since 2011, she performs with her quintet Naïssam Jalal & Rhythms of Resistance in prestigious jazz festivals in France and abroad. Her first two albums, released in 2015 and 2016, 100% group composed, have been acclaimed by the press and public alike. Their oriental jazz punctuated by moments of intense improvisations, especially in concert, has allowed the group to become one of the most promising jazz bands of the moment.
Naïssam can also to be found alongside the cream of the Parisian scene’s African musicians (such as Cheikh Tidiane Seck or Mamani Keita), the great names of French and international jazz (Hamid Drake, Michael Blake), Arab music (Amazigh Kateb, Karim Ziad) or Latin America (Melingo).
She also composed the music for three feature films, and the album Osloob Hayati was used as a soundtrack for several documentaries.