For Immediate Release
Contact: Anima Varma, 801-391-0467
Egyptian Theatre Foundation brings International Super-Group to Ogden
Crosscurrents set to perform Monday, October 30, 2017
Ogden, UT (October 5, 2017) - Crosscurrents led by Grammy Award Winner, Zakir Hussain and 2017 NEA Jazz Master bassist Dave Holland will preforming live on stage at the Historic Peery’s Egyptian Theater in Ogden on Monday, October 30, 2017 at 7:00p.m. A benefit event for the Egyptian Theatre Foundation.
Hussain is a living master of the 3,000-year-old tabla percussion tradition and "one of the architects of modern world music." (NPR) Since the 1960s, he has been a global music ambassador who has formed significant cross-cultural projects and worked with George Harrison, the Grateful Dead and Béla Fleck. Holland is a famously versatile bassist who has led numerous Grammy Award-winning bands and anchored groundbreaking groups led by Miles Davis, Chick Corea, Joe Henderson, and Jack DeJohnette.
“We are thrilled to be presenting these world renewed artists in Ogden” says Rob Werner, President of the Egyptian Theater Foundation. “Zakir has brought his music to all corners of the world and we are grateful to have such an innovative collaboration perform at our beautiful community venue.”
Crosscurrents' extraordinary lineup also features globally-celebrated vocalist and Bollywood superstar, Shankar Mahadevan. As well as American saxophonist Chris Potter, called "the most compelling saxophonist of his generation" (Detroit Free Press), plus three of India's most progressive musicians: guitarist Sanjay Divecha, pianist Louiz Banks, and drummer Gino Banks.
This super-group is the latest representation of the long and vibrant relationship between jazz and Indian classical music, both of which have improvisation as a core tenet. Through distinctive original compositions, Western jazz standards, 12-bar blues numbers, and Indian classical pieces, audiences will witness a cutting-edge development in this cross-cultural continuum.
Anima Varma, Egyptian Theater Foundation Board Member and Event Organizer said this is the group’s first-ever Utah performance. “Zakir has performed here in the past, and provides a strong international drawing power on his own, but this ensemble will be a one-of-a-kind cultural experience that unifies two of the world's most influential genres.”
Concert tickets are available through Smithtix.com or the Peery’s Egyptian Theater Box Office.
801-689-8700 Price Range $30 - $100. (VIP Seating Sold Out!)
For more information visit www.egyptiantheatrefoundationg.org
About the Egyptian Theatre Foundation: The Egyptian Theater Foundation enhances Peery’s Egyptian Theatre in Ogden, Utah by providing conscientious oversight of the preservation, maintenance and improvement of the historically important venue. The ETF Board focuses on fundraising initiatives for special theater-related projects that attract increased community participation. The foundation is incorporated as a charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the US IRS Code of 1986. Learn more at egyptiantheaterfoundation.org