Faculty A-Z

  • Arun Luthra

    Office Location:

    Arnhold Hall


    Arun Luthra has been one of the premiere saxophonists and composers on New York's jazz scene for well over a decade, as well as being an exponent of the South Indian vocal percussion discipline of konnakol.  He is one of the small group of American jazz musicians of Indian heritage who has continued to explore to possibilities of fusing the modern post-bop sound with elements of Indian classical music, as well drawing from a wide variety of modern and classic musical influences to create a vibrant new sound and style.  In addition to leading the Arun Luthra Quartet in tours of the U.S., the U.K., Australia, and Japan, Luthra has also performed and recorded with Billy Harper, Kenny Garrett, Eddie Henderson, Charli Persip, Cecil Bridgeater, Bernard Purdie, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Bobby Short, Frankie Valli, and many others, and is also a widely recorded session musician.  www.SweetSoulSound.com