Rudresh Mahanthappa is one of the two "Carte Blanche" artists this year. For an explanation of the definition "Carte Blanche" and a short biography, please click on the "Program" button.
Today, Mahanthappa will perform with his trio Indo-Pak Coalition which includes Pakistan-American guitarist Rez Abassi and drummer/tabla player Dan Weiss. The group performs a mix of different musical influences and cultures, which is so characteristic of contemporary jazz. Their debut album Apti, released in 2008, received great reviews and was on the top of the jazz charts for weeks on end.