Arun Ghosh (cl) Chris Williams (as) John Ellis (p) Liran Donin (b) Dave Walsh (d)
Conceived in Calcutta, bred in Bolton, matured in Manchester and now living in London, Arun’s musical vocabulary and vision reflects his rich geographical heritage. His music uses the spirit and language of jazz, with the sounds and styles of hip-hop, Indian classical and folk, western classical, rock, pop and avant-garde.
In 2008 Arun was selected for Edition IV of the Jerwood/PRS Foundation ‘Take Five’ initiative for emerging jazz musicians produced by Serious. In 2009, he was invited to perform at the jazzahead! Festival in Bremen, Germany as part of the UK showcase presented by Jazz Services. In 2010, he was made an Associate Artist at The Albany Theatre, London – a position still held and in April 2011, Ghosh was made an Artist-in-Residence for the Southbank’s Alchemy Festival.
Arun was one of the BT Celebrity Storytellers for the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics and also appeared as a featured artist with his Arkestra Makara pan-Asian chamber orchestra, for the BT River of Music Festival as part of the 2012 Cultural Olympiad and toured as part of the ensemble in 2013. He was named as Jazz Instrumentalist of the Year 2014 in the Parliamentary Jazz Awards and visited China as Musician in Residence 2014 in Wuhan, in association with the PRS for Music Foundation and the British Council.