Continuing our sold-out collaboration of last year’s Stanford Jazz Festival, ICMA Foundation in collaboration with Stanford Jazz, presents jazz virtuoso George Brooks and Indian classical music star Mahesh Kale reunited for a performance that transcends cultural and musical barriers. Featuring renowned Indian percussionist Bickram Ghosh, this performance of otherworldly sounds creates an intriguing blend of jazz energy and Indian ragas and rhythms.
As many of you may already know, ICMA's founder, Mahesh is a phenomenon around the world, beloved for his enchanting, soaring voice and his unique ability to interweave classical and popular music. Saxophonist George Brooks has a colossal tone, intuitive creative leaps, and a commanding technique.
The go-to horn-master for blues giants like Etta James and Albert Collins, he helped to create the electrifying genre of Indian/jazz fusion with world-class virtuosi such as Zakir Hussain, John McLaughlin, and the late Larry Coryell. Together, Mahesh, George, Bickram, and their world-class rhythm section of bassist Kai Eckhardt and keyboardist Osam Ezzeldin, will conjure otherworldly sounds steeped in Indian ragas and rhythms, creating an intriguing blend of jazz energy and Indian traditions.