Rudresh Mahanthappa

Newport and Lincoln Center

HI Everyone!

Hope you're having an amazing summer.

Just a quick note to let you know about two upcoming events.

This Friday August 1, I will be presenting the world premiere of my Charlie Parker project at the Newport Jazz Festival. While we are not playing any of his music, each composition is based on a melody or solo of Parker clearly showing Bird's indelible influence on me and modern music in general. It's a real treat for me to return to an acoustic format with Matt Mitchell on piano, Fran├žois Moutin on bass, Rudy Royston on drums, and 20 years young trumpet

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Canadian Festival Tour and DC Jazz Festival

HI Folks,

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

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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.…

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