Jazz and world music

MAias is an active artist in Jazz and World-Music scene. He has shared the stage with Jazz and World Music artists such as Yoyo Ma, Joe Zawinul, Kinan Azmeh, Dave Pierce, Dominic Farinacci, Safy Boutella, Rasha Rizk and Itar Sham3, Basel Rajoub and Lena Chamamian, Iead Rimawi and Kulna Sawa, Orwa Saleh and Ruh.  

His arrangements for big bands and World Music ensembles have been very successful such as the collaboration with Chameleon Orchestra, Syrian National Orchestra for Arabic Music, Syrian Jazz Big Band and MAqam ensemble

In 2014, MAias was appointed as curator for Arabic Nights at Jazz at Lincoln Centre Doha debuting traditional Arabic music, musicians, and ensembles to a new audience. Here, he also had inspiring collaborations with JALC artists including Dominic Farinacci, Richard D. Johnson, and Takeshi Ohbayashi.