Jaafar Lougmani studied violin at the conservatory in Tetuan, and has training in classical Western, sharqi and andalusi music. His wide knowledge and experience make him a key pin in the artistic make-up of the Amsterdams Andalusisch Orkest string section. Jaafar began his career in Morocco, playing with the National Orchestra of Moroccoin Rabat. His specialities are improvisation and ornamentation in playing Andalusian music.