Crosscurrents: Zakir Hussain and Dave Holland

Zakir Hussain, photo by Jim McGuire


November 2, 2017 at 8 p.m.

Schwartz Center for Performing Arts
Emerson Concert Hall

Part of the 2017-2018 Candler Concert Series.

Tabla virtuoso Zakir Hussain's exciting performances have made him a national treasure in his native India and gained him worldwide fame and accolades. His latest collaboration explores the relationship between jazz and Indian classical music and features legendary bass player Dave Holland.

Schwartz Center for Performing Arts
1700 North Decatur Road
Atlanta, GA 30322


Artist Bios

Zakir Hussain, tabla

Zakir Hussain is today appreciated both in the field of percussion and in the music world at large as an international phenomenon. A classical tabla virtuoso of the highest order, his consistently brilliant and exciting performances have not only established him as a national treasure in his own country, India, but gained him worldwide fame. His playing is marked by uncanny intuition and masterful improvisational dexterity, founded in formidable knowledge and study. His music and extraordinary contribution to the music world were honored in April 2009, with four widely-heralded and sold-out concerts at Carnegie Hall’s Artist Perspective series. More information at ››

Dave Holland, bass

Dave Holland is a bassist, composer, and bandleader whose passion for musical expression of all styles and dedication to creating consistently innovative music ensembles have propelled a professional career of more than 50 years and earned him top honors in his field including multiple Grammy awards and the title of NEA Jazz Master in 2017. Holland stands as a guiding light on acoustic and electric bass, having grown up in an age when musical genres—jazz, rock, funk, avant-garde, folk, electronic music, and others—blended freely together to create new musical pathways. More information at ››

Emory Concert Program

The program will include distinctive original compositions, Western jazz standards, and 12-bar blues numbers, alongside Indian classical pieces. The evening's program will be announced from the stage. View or download a PDF of the program.

2017 - 2018 Candler Concert Series

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