“Monarchs of Queens” – 2017-2018 EtM Composer-in-Residence Arun Luthra presents with his band, Arun Luthra’s Konnakol Jazz Project, the world premiere of the music he is composing during his Exploring the Metropolis composer’s residency.  The music tells the story of Queens’s extraordinary, yet little known, jazz history –  Queens having been home to many of jazz’s greatest and most iconic figures, including Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, Dizzy Gillespie, and Cannonball Adderley.  Arun Luthra’s music blends jazz with Indian classical music rhythms, which he performs vocally using the art form of konnakol, reflecting his South Asian heritage.  This cultural fusion in his music is a reflection and celebration of modern Queens’s unsurpassed diversity, and of the musicians who call it home today.

Saturday, April 28, 2018 6:00 pm
Flushing Town Hall
137-35 Northern Boulevard Flushing, NY, 11354 map