Event's Details"The peerless North Indian tabla player…favors an impish strain of virtuosity. " — The New York Times
Fresh from being awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award at SFJAZZ Gala 2017, and described by The New York Times as “a living genius,” tabla maestro Zakir Hussain returns with his new project Crosscurrents, exploring the profound intersection of jazz and Indian classical music with some of India’s greatest musicians working within the genre, joined by modern saxophone master Chris Potter and legendary bassist legendary bassist Dave Holland. Guitarist Sanjay Divecha is an acclaimed composer and bandleader best known for his work with vocalist Angelique Kidjo and drummer Dave Weckl, while Darjeeling-born keyboardist and composer Louiz Banks made an international impact with master guitarist John McLaughlin and late producer Bob Belden’s Miles From India project. Award-winning composer and Bollywood playback vocalist Shankar Mahadevan is a veteran of work with Hussain, performing with him in the now legendary east-meets-west ensemble Remember Shakti. Since arriving in the Bay Area in 1970 as a celebrated teenage prodigy trained by his legendary father Alla Rakha, Hussain has played an essential role bringing the unsurpassed rhythmic sophistication of North Indian classical music into a diverse array of settings. A pioneer of world music and Indo-jazz fusion, he’s blazed a mind-boggling array of musical trails.
OCT 20- 7:30 PM
OCT 21- 7:30 PM
OCT 22- 3:00 PM, 7:00 PM
201 Franklin St San Francisco 94102, United States