An evening of Traditional Indian Music, World Music and Jazz Inspirations!
Greg Hatza, electric and computerized keyboards / ROLI synthesizers;
theremin, Tibetan singing bowls, steel tongue drum
Enayet Hossain, tabla
Greg Hatza , a jazz musician for over 50 years, also has another musical side. He studied tabla, sitar, and classical Indian music theory with the renowned Ustad Hamid Hossain for over 20 years. Greg has traveled with his teacher to India and Bangladesh, where he performed Indian Ragas on piano. He also studied Chinese classical music on the Erhu and Guzheng under Professor Liang Tang. Tao of Sound is a collaboration between Greg Hatza and Enayet Hossain, producing a fusion of musical soundscapes from the Middle East, India, Asia and American jazz.
Born in Reading, PA, Hatza started on piano at age five, and switched to organ at age fifteen. He played professionally from age sixteen, working for four years at Lenny Moore’s club. He recorded two full-length albums for Coral Records in the late 1960s with guitarist Eric Gale and drummer Grady Tate, then switched to electric keyboards in the 1970s as the organ’s popularity waned. He returned to playing the organ in the 1990s after hearing Joey DeFrancesco play, and recorded again as a leader with his ensemble The Greg Hatza ORGANization.
In Academics, Greg received a degree in composition from the famed Peabody Conservatory and a Master’s degree from Baltimore’s Towson State University where he taught jazz, piano composition, improvisation and music theory for many years. Greg has also learned Indian classical music including sitar and tabla for over 20 years which makes him a terrific fusion artist.
Enayet Hossain is the son and disciple of Ustad Hamid Hossain, a well known musician based in USA. His grandfather, Ustad Kader Buksh was a renowned musician in India as well. Learning from the age of 5 Enayet grew up in the United States. He has accompanied musicians such as Ustad Vilayat Khan, Pandit Jasraj, Shujaat Khan, Budhaditya Mukherjee, Salamat Ali Khan, Ghulam Mustafa, Ronu Majumdar to name a few. Enayet has played throughout the United States and India. He has over 20 CDs to his credit and has appeared in many DVDs. Enayet is a versatile percussionist easily switching from Indian classical, to light classical and fusion music. He has toured all over India, the United States and Europe. His work in fusion and Indian classical music has been recognized and he has been recently been made a full fledged voting member for the Grammy Awards given out by the Recording Academy.
Tickets: $20 in advance/$23 at door/$10 full-time students with ID
Wednesday, December 4 at 9:00pm
An Die Musik
409 N. Charles Street, 2nd floor, Baltimore, MD 21201