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Sarovar Festival, ISIM Festival, Somethin' Jazz NYC

Happy Memorial Day! I hope everyone is enjoying the start of summer. After the record-breaking winter here in Michigan we are lovin’ it :-)

This weekend, I will be hosting the 4th annual Sarovar Indo-American Festival at Oakland University. The festival kicks off with the incredible Trichur Brothers on Friday at 7pm (who blew me away when I heard them two years ago in India) and continues through Sunday. For the complete festival schedule click here.

Then, during the first weekend of June, my new trio will be making its NYC debut with performances at the ISIM Festival and Somethin’ Jazz. Our performance at the International Society for Improvised Music Festival will take place on Friday, June 6th at 2pm, New School University - room 613. The theme of this year’s festival is cross-cultural improvisation, a perfect fit for my group. On Saturday, June 7th I will be performing at Somethin’ Jazz with both Imaginary Homeland and my trio. Imaginary Homeland hits at 7pm, the Mark Stone Trio plays at 9pm.

If you like to plan your world music fix in advance, I my complete summer schedule is posted on this site. Finally, I have posted a video below of my recent performance with the Carnatica Brothers and the legendary South Indian musician Dr. M Balamuralikrishna for everyone to enjoy.

 

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