Rudresh Mahanthappa

DC, Philly, NYC, WBGO, and New Videos

HI Folks,

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 First Listen and Gamak Video

HI folks,

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!

Best Wishes,


Tour Video & Indo-Pak at Miller Theatre

HI folks,

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.…

Rare Brooklyn show, Europe with Samdhi and DeJohnette

Hi everyone,

I hope you all had an amazing Summer and are looking forward to the Fall.  I have a very busy next few weeks with several different projects and hope that you can join me.  
My Codebook Quartet with Craig Taborn - piano, François Moutin - bass, and Dan Weiss - drums will be reconvening next Thursday September 20 for the first time in many years to play music from my 2006 Pi Recordings release of the same name.  We're excited to present this show at the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music in 2 sets @ 7 and 9 PM.  Each set will be preceded by a pre-concert…
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Downbeat, Newport, Brampton, and More

Hi everyone,

I hope that the Summer has treated you well thus far. It's hard to believe that August is already upon us! I'm happy to tell you that I was named Alto Saxophonist of the Year by both the Jazz Journalist Association and the 60th Annual Downbeat Critics Poll earlier this Summer.  You can see who else won by clicking the links.

I'm also nominated in several categories in the Downbeat Reader's Poll. Please vote for me and my friends here.  The full results will be published in the December issue.

Samdhi will be at the Newport Jazz Festival on Sunday, August 5.…

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  1. May 10 New York, NY
  2. May 15 Minneapolis, MN
  3. May 16 Minneapolis, MN
  4. May 17 Minneapolis, MN
  5. May 18 Minneapolis, MN
  6. Jun 21 Edmoton, Canada
  7. Jun 22 Vancouver Jazz Festival, Canada
  8. Jun 23 Victoria, Canada
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