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Thu, May 18 @ 6:30 pm - 9:45 pm


Dave Sharp Worlds Quartet with Elden Kelly & Vishnu R.


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Recognized in the Jazz Times 2010 Critic’s Poll, the DAVE SHARP WORLDS QUARTET masterfully blends rhythms, sounds, and textures from across the globe with world music inspired original compositions. Featuring oud, violin, electric bass, synthesizer and world percussion, the WORLDS QUARTET is fueled by the spirit of jazz, world music and dynamic exploratory improvisation. Bassist, composer and bandleader Dave Sharp leads the WORLDS QUARTET to explore music traditions from Turkey, Egypt, Ukraine, India, Bulgaria and Greece.

The quartet has appeared at Detroit Jazz Festival, Lansing Jazz Fest, Concert of Colors Detroit, Ann Arbor Summer Festival, Bach Music Festival, Lansing Harmony Celebration Lansing, Rasa Indian Arts Festival Ann Arbor, and intimate venues such as Kerrytown Concert House in Ann Arbor, Music Hall Jazz Cafe Detroit, UrbanBeat Events Center Lansing and Riverfolk Music and Arts Blacksmith Shop Concert Series in Manchester.


Vishnu R is an award-winning Carnatic & Fusion performer, composer, inventor andpatent-holder of NAVTAR®, a unique 9-string instrument that highlights micronuancesof Carnatic melody and Western harmony. His superlative command over IndianClassical, Western Classical & Jazz music have gained him international acclaim, withover 400+ performances & workshops across India, Europe & USA. Vishnu received rave reviews for his recent, successful 3-month tour of USA, performing 18 concerts & 5workshops across 15 cities.

Vishnu has performed in leading platforms, played for numerous Films, given talks for the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) & India Innovation Summit 2020, and has collaborated with world renowned artists like 4-time GRAMMY winners Michael League& Bill Laurance (Snarky Puppy), Padma Vibhushan Umayalapuram Sivaraman, VijayPrakash, Singer Srinivas, Unnikrishnan, Shankar Tucker, Guitar Prasanna, BC Manjunath,Ghatam Giridhar Udupa, KSHMR (USA), Denis Stern (Russia), Steve Zerlin (USA), LukasGasser (Switzerland) & Ayman Boujlida (Tunisia).


Thu, May 18
6:30 pm - 9:45 pm


Blue LLama Jazz Club
314 S. Main St.
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104 United States
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