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Join me in St. Croix for the first appearance of Jazz at the Castle on January 14, 2023!
CHARU SURI is a pianist and composer who has forged a new sound in music with a trio, Sufi vocals, and Indian ragas.
Born in South India, she was a piano prodigy performing in various concert halls at an early age. Charu's latest album, Ragas & Waltzes, dedicated to her late father, debuted September 02, 2022.
With mood-invoking ragas (to be played according to the time of day) for many of her compositions, she weaves techniques and sounds from several places including India, Europe, and Africa.
Charu Suri is a voting member of the GRAMMYs (Recording Academy). She received seven nominations in the International Singer Songwriters Association (ISSA) Awards in 2022, and won a Silver for Band Single of the Year for her original, "Bluesy." In 2022, she won two Intercontinental Music Awards for Raga Jaunpuri (in Asia Jazz), and Keep Dreaming (North America Jazz).
Charu also became the first Indian artist to collaborate with Preservation Hall Jazz Band in New Orleans on her latest album, RAGAS & WALTZES, that features drummer Joe Lastie. Previously, she has released "The Book of Ragas" and "The New American Songbook" at Carnegie Hall.
Charu returns to St. Croix for New Year's Eve and also will make her Birdland debut on March 02, 2023.
Follow her on @charusurimusic on Instagram, and @CharuSuriTrio on Facebook.
JAZZ at the CASTLE in St. Croix, January 14, 2023
The Betsy Hotel, Miami, February 17, 2023
The Betsy Hotel, Miami, February 18, 2023
Birdland Jazz, New York City, March 02, 2023
Crosstown Arts, Memphis, March 04, 2023
Sunny's Brooklyn, Red Hook, March 09, 2023
Lyceum Theater, Burlington, NJ, March 19, 2023
India Tour, March 20-April 5, 2023
NJPAC, New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, May 13, 2023
Ocean Drive Series, Miami, May 14, 2023
Raga No 1. (Bhimpalasi): Afternoon from "The Book of Ragas" by Charu Suri (raga jazz and Sufi).
Bhimpalasi is an afternoon raga, and this is the first piece from Charu Suri's latest album, The Book of Ragas, that debuted at Carnegie Hall in December 2019. With J. Brunka, double bass; Jesse Gerbasi, drums; Umer Piracha, vocals; Charu Suri , piano.