Covid Precautions: Although not currently required by the WA State Department of Health, masks and social distancing are encouraged. It's also recommended that attendees take a home test the day of the concert and please do not come if you are feeling sick. Pre-sale tickets will be reimbursed in the latter case. The concert venue is open and spacious but we may also opt to open windows, so consider bringing layered clothing.
An Evening of World Music Featuring Richard Russell, sarode; Nancy Rumbel, woodwinds; Anil Prasad, tabla & Dennis Staskowski, bass
About the Artists
Richard Russellis a sarodist/composer and long-time disciple of world-renowned Indian master musician, Ali Akbar Khan. Also trained in western music, he has refined the art of blending the traditional styles of Indian melody and rhythm with western classical and jazz sensibilities. The result is a unique and mesmerizing confluence of these diverse musical worlds. www.shantikar.com
Nancy Rumbelis a Grammy-winning artist who has a storied career that has endured for decades. Best known for her collaborations with the stellar guitarist Eric Tingstad, she is equally at home with Americana, classical, jazz or world music styles. In addition to her signature woodwind sounds - oboe and English horn - she is also a master of the ocarina, having traveled around the world offering workshops and performances.
Anil Prasadgrew up under the musical tutelage and influence of his famous mother, sitarist and singer Prabha Devi Prasad. His unique tabla style was influenced by the great master, Zakir Hussain, and further enriched by endless projects, recordings and concerts with a wide array of musicians and styles. He is one of Seattle's most sought after tabla players and his exuberant and energetic style transforms and uplifts any music he accompanies.
Dennis Staskowskiis a well-establishedperformer in the Seattle jazz scene and is active with a number of bands and projects. Equally at home on acoustic upright or electric bass, he has the unique ability to find a solid part in whatever style of music he is engaged with. He is the go-to bassist for the Indo-jazz performances that the celebrated Indian flute player, Deepak Ram, offers when he visits Seattle.