It looks like Summer has finally arrived and with it an exciting music festival season.
I'm very excited to be taking Gamak (Rez Abbasi, Rich Brown and Dan Weiss) to Canada to perform at 7 jazz festivals across the country. We'll be in:
June 21 - Edmonton
June 22 - Vancouver
June 23 - Victoria
June 24 - Saskatoon
June 25 - Toronto
June 26 - Ottawa
June 27 - Montreal
Just click the city to find out more information.
After that run, we'll be at the DC Jazz Fest on June 29 in a double bill with…read more
Hope you're enjoying these early musings of Spring.
I apologize for the late notice. I'm happy to be bringing Gamak to DC's famous Blues Alley this Thursday (tomorrow!) and Friday nights. Sets are at 8 and 10 PM. I had an amazing time there last year with Samdhi and can't wait for DC to see Gamak!
Further details and tickets are available here.
From there we head to Blue Bell, PA (just outside of Philadelphia) for a show at Montgomery County Community College on Saturday night. We're honored to be part of this wonderfully curated performing arts… read more
NPR aired a wonderful review of Gamak on Fresh air with Terry Gross today.
Check it out here.
Just a quick note to let you know that my new album Gamak is streaming in its entirety on NPR's First Listen until Monday.
Also, there's a video about the album, the band, and the music on my homepage that I think you'll enjoy. I'll be in touch next week once the album comes out!
Lastly, for those of you who don't know already, my wife and I had a baby boy little over 5 weeks ago.
I hope to be bringing Talin Pascal Mahanthappa out to some shows soon!
Thanks for reading! More soon!
Greetings from Amsterdam where I'm stranded due to Hurricane Sandy. I hope that everyone who was hit by the storm has fared well with little damage or injury!!
If all goes as planned, I'll be home tomorrow afternoon. Please cross your fingers for me!
We had a great tour with Samdhi these last two weeks starting at the Akbank Caz Festival in Istanbul and finishing at the Guinness Jazz Festival in Cork. Despite my electronics being stolen and bit of grueling travel towards the end, a lot of great music was performed for a bunch of really wonderful audiences.…