East Meets West: A Jazz Collaboration

This project brings together three Georgia State Jazz Faculty members with three musicians well-versed in jazz and traditional music from the Indian Sub-Continent (Pakistan and India). The music from this area is rich in history and has many similarities with American Jazz in that improvisation plays such a vital role. Indo Jazz is a hybrid musical genre consisting of jazz, classical, and Indian influences. The structure and patterns would be based on Indian/ Asian music with the improvisation typical to jazz overlaid. 

This event will bring Rez Abbasi, Nitin Mitta, and Kiran Ahluwalia to campus to provide workshops/ master classes for GSU students and interested community members, compose a new jazz suite for a sextet, conduct open rehearsals of the new composition, and perform in the Rialto as well as the Kopleff Recital Hall. 

February 27: Feed Your Senses Concert. Our guest artists along with our GSU jazz faculty will perform for the Feed Your Senses series.
12PM, Rialto Center for the Arts

February 28: East Meets West Concert. Our guest artists along with our GSU jazz faculty will perform Indo Jazz.
8PM, Kopleff Recital Hall

All events are free and open to the public.

Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 8:00pm to 10:00pm

All events located at RC002 except Feb 28, Florence Kopleff Recital hall

Event Type

Music, Arts & Humanities, CENCIA


Atlanta Campus

Colleges and Schools

College of the Arts




COTA Feature Event, "Jazz, CENCIA, Nick Demos, music, COTA, Gordon Vernick, GSU, GSU Jazz, School of Music, SOM, signature series"""

CENCIA, School of Music
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