Toronto Indo-Jazz Festival 2012: Ravi Naimpally’s ‘Near East’

Ravi Naimpally (tabla), Ernie Tollar (sax/bansuri),  Demetrios Petsalakis (oud/guitar) 

 Near East is a trio featuring Ravi Naimpally (tabla), Ernie Tollar (sax/bansuri), and Demetrios Petsalakis (oud/guitar).  The trio brings together the rich traditions of the middle east and India. Using traditional forms as well as original pieces as a vehicle for improvisation, Near East weaves a rich tapestry of sound. The 2012 Indo-jazz Festival will be the first concert of this band.