Zakir Hussain & Celtic Connections

Zakir Hussain & Celtic Connections


Resident Artistic Director
Zakir Hussain
& Celtic Connections

Friday, April 3, 7:30pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium

Resident Artistic Director Zakir Hussain

Zakir Hussain & Celtic Connections

The Bay Area debut of tabla genius Zakir Hussain’s triumphantly successful project originated during an appearance in Scotland in 2011, combining an ensemble of the greatest Indian musicians with a stellar group of artists from the Celtic tradition to explore their cross-cultural language.

Artist Personnel

Zakir Hussain tabla
Rakesh Chaurasia bamboo flute
Fraser Fifield flute/pipes
Jean-Michel Veillon flute
Ganesh Rajagopalan violin
Charlie McKerron fiddle
Patsy Reid fiddle
Tony Byrne guitar
John Joe Kelly bodhran

"The peerless North Indian tabla player…favors an impish strain of virtuosity. " — The New York Times
"It’s hard to imagine a better champion for Indian classical music in the West than Zakir Hussain. " — San Jose Mercury News