World-Jazz ensemble Natraj to perform in New Salem on June 29

NEW SALEM, MA–On Friday, June 29, world-jazz ensemble Natraj will perform in New Salem, MA, on June 29, featuring soprano and sopranino saxophonist Phil Scarff, violinist and violist Rohan Gregory, bassist John Funkhouser, tabla and multipercussion wizard Jerry Leake, and drummer Bertram Lehmann.

The program will be held at The 1794 Meetinghouse located at 26 South Main St., New Salem, MA. The show begins at 7:30 PM. Tickets are $15 (general adm), $10 (ages 13-17), free (12 and under). For information, contact 978-544-5200 or . Tickets are available at and at the door.

What happens when emotive raga-influenced saxophone and masterful, mellifluous violin meet sure-fingered tabla wizardry, and an inventive, hard-driving rhythm section? Exciting interplay, haunting melodies, and lilting grooves! World-jazz veterans Natraj put it all together for an exciting evening of Indian- and African-influenced music.

From Ghana to Mumbai, and Boston to Toronto, Natraj has delighted listeners since 1987. Acclaimed as Boston’s Best Jazz Band by the Improper Bostonian, Natraj seamlessly melds the classical music of India and traditional music of West Africa with contemporary jazz, creating its own infectious style.

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