“Absolutely arresting…completely irresistible” (Buffalo News) describes Rudresh Mahanthappa, named Alto Saxophonist of the Year by the Jazz Journalists Association in four consecutive years from 2009-2012. DownBeat Magazine also recently named him Alto Saxophonist of the Year 2013. His latest project, Gamak, incorporates Western forms of jazz, progressive rock, heavy metal, country, American folk, go-go and ambient while simultaneously engaging the rich traditions of Indian, Chinese, African and Indonesian music.
7:30 pm Concert Program
Media Partners: Chicago Jazz Magazine / chicagojazz.com, DownBeat, 90.9fm WDCB Jazz & Blues
Series Partners: Hyde Park Jazz Festival, Jazz Institute of Chicago
This presentation is supported by the Arts Midwest Touring Fund, a program of Arts Midwest that is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional contributions from Illinois Arts Council and General Mills Foundation.