Arun Luthra's Konnakol Jazz Project with Selvaganesh
DATE: Friday, April 24, 7:30pm
LOCATION: Starr Theater at Walton Arts Center
TICKETS: starting at $32
This concert is available as part of the Starrlight Jazz Lover’s Package.
Arun Luthra is one of the premier saxophonists and composers on New York’s jazz scene. He’s an American jazz musician of Indian heritage who explores fusing the modern post-bop sound with elements of Indian classical music, and draws from a wide variety of modern and classic musical influences to create a vibrant new sound and style.
Joining Luthra’s ensemble is Selvaganesh, the son of T.H. “Vikku” Vinayakram – the legendary Indian percussionist best-known for his ghatam work in the pioneering acoustic fusion group Shakti with guitarist John McLaughlin. Together, they’ll perform music from Luthra’s Konnakol Jazz Project – a selection of works that highlights Carnatic and Hindustani music rhythms, and the art form of konnakol.