- Watch the highlights video from the fall 2021 Interdisciplinary Arts Residency with Arun Luthra!
- View photos from the fall 2021 residency with Arun Luthra on SmugMug.
- “Tala Mela: A Celebration of the Universal Language of Rhythm” is now available on YouTube!
- Stream the concert featuring the Jazz Composers Group and the Contemporary Jazz Ensemble (directed by Arun Luthra) on YouTube now!
- Watch Arun Luthra’s Konnakol Project featuring Mead Witter School of Music faculty perform during the Annual Conference on South Asia on October 22.
- Watch the promo video for “The Universal Language of Rhythm: Explorations Through Konnakol and Black American Music” course.
Unprecedented, energizing and humanizing are all words to describe this positively unique experience. The Konnakol Jazz Project was founded by saxophonist, composer, and konnakol artist Arun Luthra, who masterfully blends konnakol with Black American Music to create a vibrant new sound and style.
Arun Luthra will be joined by UW–Madison Mead Witter School of Music faculty as part of the annual Conference on South Asia. Luthra will perform konnakol – the Carnatic (South Indian classical music) discipline of vocalizing rhythms. Fee to attend the online conference, free to attend in-person.
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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.
UW–Madison students perform as part of the Jazz Composers Group, directed by Les Thimmig, and Contemporary Jazz Ensemble, directed by Arun Luthra. Livestream option available.
Join us for Madison’s longest running all-ages open mic! Arun Luthra is the November feature, with music by LA and Big Homie.
Arun Luthra will lead an artistic workshop with First Wave scholars. This event is open to the public.
Konnakol lecture with musical demonstrations performed by Arun Luthra with the Contemporary Jazz Ensemble (Mead Witter School of Music). Livestream option available.
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.
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).