Rudresh Mahanthappa’s sound hybridizes progressive jazz and South Indian classical music in a fluid and forward-looking form that reflects his own experience growing up a second-generation Indian-American. He currently plays with his quartet, Gamak, which includes bassist Francois Moutin and drummer Dan Weiss. His impressive accolades, as well as critical praise from such influential outlets as NPR, the Los Angeles Times, the Village Voice and the New Yorker, spotlight Mahanthappa’s expanding role as a pioneer in the contemporary jazz world. To learn more about Rudresh Mahanthappa, visit