Zakir Hussain Listening Party

Zakir Hussain Listening Party

Zakir Hussain

Listening Party

Tuesday, March 5, 7:30pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium

Resident Artistic Director Zakir Hussain

Listening Party with Zakir Hussain

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. This is a perfect introduction to this week of diverse concerts curated by a truly singular voice.

Artist Website

"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