British-Asian clarinetist Arun Ghosh was conceived in Calcutta, bred in Bolton, matured in Manchester and now lives in London. Fusing modern jazz with hip-hop, rock and Asian rhythms and ragas, his musical style reflects this rich geographical heritage.
His Indo-Jazz Sextet has been wowing crowds over the past few years. They were voted ‘gig of the festival‘ at the Manchester Jazz Festival, and sold out the South Bank Centre’s Purcell Room at the London Jazz Festival. Last year they also were invited to perform at the prestigious Jazzahead! Festival in Germany.
In addition to leading his own groups, Arun plays clarinet in the Balkan/Gypsy Beats band Forty Thieves Orkestar, has acted as musical director for Malian legends Amadou and Mariam, and continues to compose music for theatre and film.
Arun’s debut album Northern Namaste was released in 2008 to critical acclaim, and the opening track was included on a Gilles Peterson compilation. His follow-up is set to be released in the coming months.