Tickets: $20 General, $15 Members
Venue: Center for New Music, 55 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA 94102
Time: 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Sameer Gupta – drums
Pawan Benjamin – saxophone
Arun Ramamurthy – violin
Jay Gandhi – bansuri
Michael Gam – bass
Special Guests – TBA
The Raga Jazz Messengers (along with Special Local Guest collaborators) features a dynamic lineup of NYCs finest improvisers whose music bridges the cultural heritage of South Asia and America. From the American Jazz songbook to Indian Classical Music, their original compositions draw on these melodic, harmonic and rhythmic traditions, which gives the Raga Jazz Messengers a propulsive swinging pocket as well as a lush melodic beauty.
These world class musicians embrace the traditions of soul, jazz and blues along with Indian raga, which infuses their music with virtuosity and deep musicality. The Raga Jazz Messengers represent a new generation of improvising musical artist exploring their own diverse musical personality through music drawing on diverse traditions.