Welcomed by New Music Circle
“In the case of Rudresh Mahanthappa, we’re witnessing his passing from a rising star into one of our most important artists.” DownBeat Magazine
Guggenheim Fellow and DownBeat International Critics Poll winner Rudresh Mahanthappa is one of the most innovative musicians and composers in jazz today. Named “Alto Saxophonist of the Year” five consecutive times from 2009-2013 by the Jazz Journalists Association, Mahanthappa has incorporated the culture of his Indian ancestry, fusing myriad influences to create a truly groundbreaking artistic vision. Mahanthappa’s latest project, Gamak, unveils his new band featuring guitarist Rez Abbasi, bassist François Moutin, and drummer Dan Weiss. Gamak is destined to reach great heights in presenting a contemporary American music that synthesizes Western and non-Western musical forms and concepts.
style: avant-garde / modern jazz