https://www.eventbrite.com/e/boiler-house-jazz-natraj-trio-tickets-31935643369 Charles River Museum of Industry and Innovation
154 Moody Street
Waltham, MA 02453
Art, Date Idea, Music, Nightlife, Performing Arts
Doors open at 7:00, music begins at 7:30.
Natraj Trio seamlessly melds the classical music of India, traditional music from West Africa, and contemporary jazz to create its own unique and infectious style. Hard-driving African grooves and graceful Indian ragas meet in the band’s expansive jazz conception. Selected as Boston’s Best Jazz Band by the Improper Bostonian and nominated Best World Music Act in the Boston Music Awards, Natraj captivates and excites audiences with exotic textures, accessible melodies, and rhythmic energy.
Natraj has delighted listeners throughout the US, Canada, India, and West Africa since 1987. Appearances include India’s JazzYatra and Prayojana International Music Festival; Ghana’s PANAFEST; the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto; the Guelph Jazz Festival, Guelph, Canada; and The Boston Globe Jazz and Blues Festival. Natraj has performed with icons of Indian classical music including Kadri Gopalnath, Chitravina N. Ravikiran, Shashank, Ronu Majumdar, and Trichy Sankaran, as well as younger masters like Aditya Kalyanpur, Madhuvanti Bhide, and Prasanna.
Natraj has released four CDs to acclaim in the international press and airplay worldwide. Numerous radio and TV appearances include featured segments on the USA nationally syndicated program, The World (PRI/BBC/WGBH-FM); Doordarshan (Indian National TV); Maine Things Considered (Maine Public Radio, USA); South Asian Newsweek (CFMT-TV, Toronto); and Radio Mid-Day (Mumbai, India).
Natraj features the raga-influenced soprano saxophone of Phil Scarff; the emotive inflections of ECM recording artist and violist Mat Maneri; the warm, nimble solidity of bassist Mike Rivard; and the tabla and multipercussion mastery of Jerry Leake.
Beverages are included in the ticket price, non-alcoholic for everyone, and beer & wine to those 21+.