Amjad Ali Khan & Sons

Amjad Ali Khan & Sons

Amjad Ali Khan
& Sons

Thursday, September 19, 7:30pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium

Amjad Ali Khan

Amjad Ali Khan & Sons

One of India’s greatest musicians, Amjad Ali Khan is the unrivaled master of the 19-string fretless North Indian lute called the sarod. Born to Indian music legend Haafiz Ali Khan and heir to illustrious musical lineage that invented the instrument itself, Khan gave his first recital at age 6 and was a national celebrity by his teens. Marked by a plaintive, almost voice-like sonority and nearly superhuman speed and clarity, Khan’s artistry has gathered legions of fans from all corners of the globe. Over his illustrious career he has recorded dozens of genre-defining albums and received an impressive collection of awards, including the UNESCO Award, the Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French government and the Padma Vibhushan, the highest civilian honor awarded by the government of India. Khan has collaborated with a staggering array of artists from around the world, including the Hong Kong Philharmonic and jazz guitarist Charlie Byrd.

Artist Personnel

Amjad Ali Khan sarod
Ayaan Ali Khan sarod
Amaan Ali Khan sarod
Vineet Vyas tabla
Salar Nader tabla

Artist Website

"Amjad Ali Khan is the most charismatic performer of Indian Ragas. " — The New York Times
"The finest living exponent of the sarod " — The Guardian