Zakir Hussain, Lionel Loueke & special guests

Zakir Hussain, Lionel Loueke & special guests

 

Resident Artistic Director
Zakir Hussain
Lionel Loueke + special guests

Saturday, April 4, 7:30pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium

Resident Artistic Director Zakir Hussain

Zakir Hussain, Lionel Loueke & special guests

 

Resident Artistic Director
Zakir Hussain
Lionel Loueke + special guests

Saturday, April 4, 7:30pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium

Lionel Loueke
Almost Sold Out

Zakir Hussain will be giving a pre-concert talk one hour before show time. All pre-concert talks are free to all ticket holders of that evening's show.

Zakir Hussain & Lionel Loueke

The duet spotlight with tabla master Zakir Hussain and Beninese guitar star Lionel Loueke was a highlight of jazz legend Herbie Hancock’s performances in Season 2. Inspired by their instant chemistry and limitless possibilities, the two virtuosos revisit this sublime new collaboration, with special guests Rakesh Chaurasia on Bansuri flute and violinist Ganesh Rajagopalan. Loueke is easily one of the most identifiable and esteemed guitarists in jazz, best known as a member of Herbie Hancock’s working band, for his work with Terence Blanchard, and his seven acclaimed sessions as a leader. The guitarist won a coveted spot in the prestigious Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz in 2001, when he auditioned for a panel of heavyweights including Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, and Terence Blanchard. Blanchard featured the guitarist on his acclaimed Blue Note albums Bounce and Flow, leading to his current association with Hancock, who has showcased Loueke’s guitar work and sonorous vocals on several CDs and world tours. 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.

Artist Personnel

Zakir Hussain tabla
Lionel Loueke guitar
Rakesh Chaurasia Bansuri flute
Ganesh Rajagopalan violin

"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
"Lionel’s musical palette is so broad and varied. He’s not afraid to explore new territory and incorporate influences from his roots in Africa. " — Herbie Hancock