World-jazz Ensemble Natraj
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 7:30pm
World-jazz ensemble Natraj performs its adventurous blend of Indian classical music, West African music, and contemporary jazz. “Natraj... playfully intricate... Indian rhythms; hard-driving African grooves; sure-fingered, nuanced tabla; fluid, soaring violin; and emotive raga-based soprano saxophone.” extols India New England. From Boston to Toronto, and Mumbai to Ghana, Natraj has delighted listeners since 1987. Natraj seamlessly melds the classical music of India, traditional music from West Africa, and contemporary jazz to create its own unique and infectious style. In this performance, Natraj features the raga-influenced soprano saxophone of Phil Scarff; the emotive inflections of violinist and violist Rohan Gregory; the warm, nimble solidity of bassist Mike Rivard; the tabla and multipercussion mastery of Jerry Leake; and high-energy groove of drummer Bertram Lehmann. www.natrajmusic.com Free admission. For information, contact 978-921-2233 or visit http://www.chiantibeverly.com.