This project is funded in part by Orange County Government through the Arts & Cultural Affairs Program.
CELEBRATING MAHAVISHNU ORCHESTRA & JOHN MCLAUGHLIN
featuring Liftoff: Mahavishnu
Premik Russell Tubbs (Original member of Mahavishnu), Sax/Woodwinds
Anupam Shobhakar, doubleneck Guitar
Vin Scialla, drums
Dan Asher, bass
Shankh Lahiri, tabla
Liftoff: Mahavishnu is a New York City artist collective dedicated to creating cross-cultural understanding through the lens of non-Western music blended with rock, jazz, and electronic. For this concert, the group will perform and interpret the music of the Mclaughlin and Mahavishnu Orchestra at the present time. Featuring original music composed and inspired by the works of John McLaughlin, while revisiting music selections from legendary Mahavishnu albums of the 1970s and ‘beyond,’ this group re-envisions McLaughlin’s masterpieces and celebrates his vibrant solo and ensemble work. The collective builds cross-cultural solidarity between artists across the United States who are exploring the connection between raga-inspired music and modern music styles.
Premik (Mahavishnu/Whitney Houston/Santana) is heard on Mahavishnu Orchestra’s classic album “Visions of the Emerald Beyond.” Vin is heard on “Jazz & North India Styles” with Snehasish Mozumder (also known for his work on Concert for George Harrison). Anupam Shobhakar brings a certain rock/fusion & Hindustani vibe with his unique take on ragas on fretless, Dan is heard touring with Gabe Dixon and Derek Trucks & Shankh is an internationally touring Tabla artist and leader of ‘Wahh World Fusion Band’.
Please bring a bottle of wine or non-alcoholic beverage to share.
Half-price tickets are available for students, teachers, frontline workers, veterans, and seniors.