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Charu
    Suri

NEXT CONCERT APPEARANCE:

 

The Betsy South Beach, Miami, FL

Artist in Residence

Feb. 26 and 28th

RAGS & RAGAS IS NOW LIVE

ON ALL PLATFORMS! 

BEST JAZZ ALBUMS OF 2023

- All About Jazz

"RAGS & RAGAS SEES SURI

TAKE FUSION ADVENTURES LIKE

FEW OTHER ARTISTS OUT THERE"

- Rolling Stone

CHARU SURI is a pianist and composer who treads fearlessly between genres, blending several styles and fusing Indian ragas with more traditional jazz. 

Born in South India, she was a piano prodigy performing in various concert halls at an early age. Charu's most recent album, RAGS & RAGAS, was recorded with John Patitucci on the double bass, Steve Gadd and Joe Lastie on the drums, and debuted recently at #3 on the iTunes jazz charts, and reached #2 in Kenya. Her previous albums charted #1 in India in both the jazz and overall albums charts. 

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. 

Her work has won numerous awards. She received eight nominations in the International Singer Songwriters Association (ISSA) Awards in 2023,and was named Entertainer of the Year (Gold) by ISSA at its annual awards ceremony in Atlanta. Her VERONA WALTZ from her previous album, RAGAS & WALTZES was awarded Best Jazz Song in North America at the Intercontinental Music Awards in 2023. 

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. She returns to Carnegie Hall for the fourth time on Friday, April 5, 2024. 


On May 13, 2023, the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra performed her work for the very first time at NJPAC in the family-friendly "Hooray for Bollywood" concert and will also perform arrangements of hers of popular Bollywood tunes.

 

She is a voting member of the Recording Academy.

Follow her @charusurimusic on Instagram, and @CharuSuriTrio on Facebook

UPCOMING PERFORMANCES:

Clement's Place, Rutgers University, Feb 7th, 7 p.m.

Valentine's Day, The Ties at Little Falls, Feb 14, 6-9 p.m. (call 973-812 8437 for reservations)

February 26 & 28, The Betsy Miami, Solo Piano Sessions

Cliff Bells Residency, Detroit, Michigan, March 7, 8, 9, 10

Chesterfield Jazz Club, March 21st

Steinway 2 Piano Festival, London, March 24th 

Toulouse Lautrec Jazz Club in London, March 26th 
Carnegie Hall, April 5, 2024

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FYC: RAGS & RAGAS - Alternative Jazz Album Submitted for the 66th Grammy® Awards.

FYC: RAGS & RAGAS - Alternative Jazz Album Submitted for the 66th Grammy® Awards.

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