Arun Luthra will present a workshop on the art form of konnakol – Carnatic (South Indian classical) music vocalised rhythms. He will also talk about how he has blended Carnatic rhythms with the traditions of Black American Music and modern European classical music in his compositions and performances.
Arun Luthra is one of the premier saxophonists and composers on New York’s jazz scene, and is one of the small group of American jazz musicians of Indian heritage who have continued to explore to possibilities of fusing the modern post-bop sound with elements of Indian classical music, as well drawing from a wide variety of modern & classic musical influences to create a vibrant new sound & style. He has performed the music of his Konnakol Jazz Project worldwide, from Japan to Europe, South America, the U.K., Australia, and throughout the United States. Arun Luthra is a D'Addario Woodwinds artist and endorses the ReedGeek reed tool.
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