// Origin: Madurai, India; currently, New Jersey
// Genres: Jazz, World Music
// Years Active: 1984- Present
// Label: Amala Records
// Website: CharuSuri.com
Charu Suri is a multi award-winning jazz pianist and composer who has forged a new sound in jazz by combining a trio with Sufi sounds and Indian ragas. Her raga improvisations have been heralded as "singular" by multi Grammy winning composer, Arturo O'Farrill. She is a proud voting member of the Recording Academy (Grammys) and became the first female Indian jazz composer to premier work at Carnegie Hall.
She has three albums to date: Lollipops for Breakfast,New American Songbook EP, and The Book of Ragas. Critics have praised her work : All About Jazz hailed her first album as, "An exceptionally fine debut" and her piano technique as "supple and lush"; and Skope Magazine called "The Book of Ragas" as a jazz sound they have never heard before, and a "truly ear-opening" experience.
Her work is available on CD, Spotify, iTunes, Amazon Music, Google Play and more.
Weehawken musician inspires during the pandemic, The Hudson Reporter
Bitch Magazine: The Sick Issue, Charu Suri: On Finding the Feeling Through Jazz
All About Jazz reviews The Book of Ragas
Skope Magazine reviews The Book of Ragas
Namaste Newsline, First Female Indian American Jazz Composer at Carnegie Hall
Weehawken musician fuses jazz and Sufi music, The Hudson Reporter
Not without my daughter, The Hindu Indian newspaper