Tala Mela: A Celebration of the Universal Language of Rhythm

This final residency celebration event features performances by Arun Luthra, including konnakol, with the UW–Madison Contemporary Jazz Ensemble (Mead Witter School of Music), students in the class, and guest artist Rohan Krishnamurthy (percussion). Tala is an Indian music word for rhythm and mela means a celebration fair in Punjabi and Sanskrit and in Hindi – mele.

Interdisciplinary arts residency multi-media event on Dec. 7 with Arun Luthra, residency students, UW-Madison Contemporary Jazz Ensemble and Rohan Krishnamurthy

On Tuesday, December 7 starting at 7:30 pm, saxophonist, composer and konnakol artist and UW-Madison Interdisciplinary Artist-in-Residence Arun Luthra, residency students, the UW-Madison Contemporary Jazz Ensemble and special guest percussionist Rohan Krishnamurthy will present “Tala …

Arun Luthra’s Konnakol Jazz Project

Arun Luthra (saxophonist, composer, and konnakol artist) will perform with UW–Madison Mead Witter School of Music faculty: Matt Endres (drum set), Nick Moran (bass), and Johannes Wallmann (piano).

Arun Luthra’s Konnakol Jazz Project

Arun Luthra (saxophonist, composer, and konnakol artist) will be performing with Madison-based musicians Matt Endres (drum set), Luke Leavitt (piano), and Nick Moran (bass). Arun Luthra is the fall 2021 interdisciplinary artist-in-residence. Note, this performance is organized by The North Street Cabaret and attendees need to follow their event guidelines.

Arun Luthra Konnakol Lecture

Konnakol lecture with musical demonstrations performed by Arun Luthra with the Contemporary Jazz Ensemble (Mead Witter School of Music). Livestream option available.

Friday Jazz Series at Tandem Press

UW–Madison Contemporary Jazz Ensemble, directed by Arun Luthra, and Jazz Standards Ensemble, directed by Peter Dominguez, will perform as part of Tandem Press’ Friday Jazz series during the fall and spring semesters. Livestream option available.

SoundWaves: The Art of Science of Cities: Specimen, New York

SoundWaves looks into what makes NYC tick. How does the city sustain itself? What happens to New York as the climate changes? What’s the best way to get around town? How does the city address its many problems? And what is it like to be a musician in the cultural capital of the U.S.?