Levon Ichkhanian is a Contemporary Jazz guitarist from Canada/Armenia. I learned that he was commissioned by the Nashville Chamber Orchestra to compose a piece for debut in March 2000. The result was "The Ark", inspired by the story of Noah's Ark and his cultural heritage. Pick up a copy of his CD entitled After Hours by visiting http://www.levonmusic.com
Though my exposure and understanding of Jazz music is limited, I really like Levon's Middle/Near East - Santana meets Frampton - Contemporary Jazz sound! -- B.J.