Jazz Around the World – 26 April – India

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Welcome to India. Performing for us today is none other than violinist/composer/conductor Dr. Lakshminarayana Subramaniam, better known as Dr. L. Subramaniam. To friends and family, he is known as simply, “Mani”.

Dr. L. Subramaniam is another artist whose music came to my attention in the late 1970s/early 1980s. He has gained international fame both for his recordings and the global concerts he has put together. He has over 200 recordings under his belt. Also impressive is his collection of different types of violins. And that Dr. title in front of his name? That’s legitimate; he was a registered General Practitioner before he decided to pursue music full time.


Please welcome Dr. L. Subramaniam:




From a concert in Moscow – “Time Must Be Changed”


With Herbie Hancock – “Inner Peace”


Live at Chowdaiah Hall, Bangalore – “Spanish Wave”


Live at The Gateway of India. Part of the Lakshminarayana Global Music Festival . With Jean-Luc Ponty and Billy Cobham – “Conversations”



Map of IndiaThank you for joining us here in India. I hope you enjoyed the concert. We’ll meet at the Internet Airport for an overnight flight. Next stop on our Jazz Around the World tour: Australia.

April is Jazz Appreciation Month. Support the artists. Buy their music. Go out and see some live Jazz today.

3 Responses to “Jazz Around the World – 26 April – India”

  1. Just a comment before you end your trip around the world – don’t forget Switzerland!

    • Thank you for joining us. We only have 30 days for Jazz Appreciation Month. Unfortunately we were not able to include Switzerland but I would like to know of any Jazz musicians you can recommend who are from Switzerland.

      • Despite being a small country with only 8 million inhabitants, Switzerland boasts a quite good Jazz scene in my view.

        I have picked four quite different artists as examples:
        – Pianist Irene Schweizer (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irène_Schweizer, German version much more elaborate, http://www.intaktrec.ch/schweizer-a.htm). She is now well into her 70ies, but still active. Playing solo or in small ensembles, anchored in the Free Jazz world, but also making references to Ellington or Monk.
        – Young bandoneon player Michael Zisman (http://michaelzisman.com) currently playing some shows with Chick Corea. He brings the Tango into Jazz!
        – Rusconi (http://rusconi-music.com) playing “UeberJazz”, merging Rock, Jazz and Noise, worth checking out.
        – Pepe Lienhard, our Swiss Benny Goodman or rather Glenn Miller (Pepe led for years the Swiss Army Marching Band).

        Besides these four, there are obviously many more, please let me know if I can provide you more names or info. If you happen to travel to this little country and are flexible regarding dates, make sure you can attend either the Montreux Jazz Festival (not purely Jazz anymore) or the more experimental Willisau Jazz Festival.

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