Arun Luthra

Konnakol Lecture with the Contemporary Jazz Ensemble

Konnakol lecture with musical demonstrations performed by Arun Luthra with the Contemporary Jazz Ensemble (School of Music).

Live performance via YouTube.

Arun Luthra is an American saxophonist, composer, and konnakol artist of Indian heritage. In his music, he fuses modern post-bop Black American music with elements of Indian classical music – especially konnakol (South Indian classical music vocal percussion). He connects a wide range of modern and classic musical influences to create a vibrant new sound and style. Arun is an Interdisciplinary Artist-in-Residence at the UW-Madison this fall semester.