Zakir Hussain with Edgar Meyer & Béla Fleck: Sold out!
Zakir Hussain with Edgar Meyer & Béla Fleck
The scion of a legendary Hindustani percussion dynasty, Zakir Hussain is universally acknowledged as the world’s greatest tabla virtuoso, a master of classical North Indian music who has collaborated with a glittering roster of international stars. Bay Area audiences have been fortunate to experience Hussain’s groundbreaking creative journey up close since he settled in the region to teach at San Anselmo’s Ali Akbar Khan College of Music in 1970. As a bandleader, a dogged promoter of Hindustani and South Indian Carnatic traditions, a Bollywood and Hollywood film composer, and a pioneer of world music and Indo-jazz fusion, he’s blazed a mind-boggling array of musical trails. His SFJAZZ Center residency showcases a cross section of his creative pursuits, building on longstanding relationships and introducing several new ones.
On Saturday night, Hussain reconvenes his celebrated collaboration with esteemed bassist Edgar Meyer and banjo-plucking superstar Béla Fleck, the trio with whom he composed and recorded 2009’s masterful The Melody of Rhythm – Triple Concerto & Music for Trio. A unique and harmonious convergence of wide-ranging musical traditions, the trio’s last SFJAZZ performance sold out instantly, and their debut at the SFJAZZ Center will be very special indeed.
Béla Fleck banjo
Edgar Meyer bass
Zakir Hussain tabla