Venue: The Knitting Factory
74 Leonard Street
New York, NY
Date/Time: Monday, December 6th, 2004 10PM – 11PM
After rave reviews in the November 2004 issues of JazzTimes and Cadence magazines, Sunny Jain returns with his highly acclaimed group, Sunny Jain Collective. With a new line-up featuring Cuban guitarist Richard Padron, electric bassist Jeremy Wilms, saxophonist Steve Welsh, and Jain on drums, Sunny Jain Collective will perform at New York City’s Knitting Factory on Monday, December 6th. The group will perform music from their debut album on ZoHo Music, Mango Festival, along with new originals and arrangements with an Indian flavor. Sunny Jain is one of only a handful of South Asians recognized in the international jazz community. He has performed with Kiran Aluwhalia, Norah Jones, Butch Morris, Kenny Wollesen, among many others and has performed for Broadway’s Bombay Dreams. He has toured the States, Canada, Europe, Japan, Africa and India extensively and was designated a 2002 Jazz Ambassador of the United States of America by the Department of State and The Kennedy Center. For more information and a listing of other Sunny Jain engagements, please visit www.jainsounds.com.
And powering it all with shifting tempos, a vast array of percussive colors and rhythmic aplomb is bandleader Jain, bringing worlds together in seamless fashion. 'Mango Festival' is a fresh concept with brilliant execution." - Bill Milkowski, JazzTimes, November 2004
Jain has managed to create a music with his band that has clear influences from the whole of South Asia, while also being genuine American Jazz…Where are we-India or [NYC] downtown? Simply fascinating." – Budd Kopman, Cadence, November 2004
Jain is forging in an all-new direction, mining the Eastern influence in music. The title tune, composed by drummer Jain is a manifold piece, revealing multiple aspects of the music through shifting rhythms, times, and tempos. This is a superb disc that I highly recommend." – C. Michael Bailey, All About Jazz, May 21, 2004