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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

May 15: George Brooks Indian-Jazz Summit - Featuring Violinist Kala Ramnath

Swar Sudha and TiE Silicon Valley presents



George Brooks Indian-Jazz Summit - Featuring Violinist Kala Ramnath and noted international accompanists on May 15th, 8PM in Santa Clara.

Acclaimed for successfully bridging the worlds of jazz and Indian classical music, Grammy award winner saxophonist George Brookshas collaborated with virtually all of India’s top classical and fusion artists, from Zakir Hussain and Hariprasad Chaurasia to Shankar Mahadevan and Indian Ocean. 


Brooks returns to TieCon with and outstanding line-up of international stars. For this special program Brooks joins forces with long time collaborator, disciple of Pt. Jasraj Kala Ramnath, a violinist of stunning virtuosity, whose composition "Alaap and Tarana" was included in the 2014 ®Grammy winning CD, The Hilary Hahn EncoresOn bass is Kai Eckhardt; raised in Germany and Liberia, Kai has garnered world-wide recognition performing with John McLaughlin and Trilok Gurtu. Cuban drumming phenomenon, Dafnis Prieto, is a multi – Grammy nominated artist, Dafnis is also a recipient of the 2011 MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship. Egyptian Jazz pianist Ossam Ezeldin,  whose extraordinary abilities earned him a full scholarship at the Berkelee College of music and subsequent gigs with Billy Cobham Rounding out the group is rising tabla star, Vishal Nagar

Friday May 15th 2015, 8:00PM
Venue: Santa Clara Convention Center Theater (2nd floor)
               5001 Great America Pkwy, Santa Clara, CA 95054

Most of the tickets are already booked by TiECon Chartered member attendees. Few tickets are available onlin.

Tickets: $50.00 Buy it online at  http://www.sulekha.com/swarsudha
Contact: swarsudha@swarsudha.org  408-461-8390, 510-579-8211

Re-cap of Performing Artists on May 15th:
George Brooks - Saxophone
Kala Ramnath  - violin and vocal
Osam Ezzeldin – keyboard
Dafnis Prieto    - drums
Kai Eckhardt     - bass
Vishal Nagar     – tabla

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