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John Wubbenhorst with Facing East Music: “Classical Indian music meets jazz”
John Wubbenhorst, Bansuri etc. and John’s ensemble Facing East Music
Original Date: Thursday, November 17, 2016
John Wubbenhorst and his group will play their unique blend of classical Indian ragas and modern jazz elements. John is a disciple of the great Indian bansuri (North Indian bamboo flute) maestro Hariprasad Chaurasia and has integrated his world music experiences with the western music he grew up with. His group with Eric Smith (Zendrum), Jason Everrett (bass) and Steve McQuarry (keyboards) are equally eclectic. When hearing this music one might think of the music John McLaughlin, Oregon, Weather Report and others. John’s compositions are the basis for the group’s sound but improvisation is an essential element in the group with each member being a master of their instrument.
John is an eclectic world musician having spent decades studying classical Indian music as well as western classical and jazz forms including 2 degrees in World music. From this unique background, he has created world music that is meditative and dynamic. John has interacted with many musical luminaries east and west such as Paul Horn, Victor Wooten, Hariprasad Chaurasia, Jack DeJohnette, Paul McCandless, Howard Levy and others.