Béla Fleck, Zakir Hussain & Edgar Meyer

  • October 5, 2019
  • IU Auditorium
  • 1211 E. 7th Street, Bloomington, IN 47405-5501
  • (812) 855-1103
  • 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Three masterful virtuosos on their respective instruments, Béla Fleck, Zakir Hussain, and IU graduate Edgar Meyer move with ease among the worlds of classical, bluegrass, and world music.

Béla Fleck is widely considered to be the world’s premier banjo player. Fleck’s sound, steeped in jazz, funk, and bluegrass, has earned him Grammy Awards in more categories than any instrumentalist in Grammy history, and he has taken home 15 Golden Gramophones.

Zakir Hussain is an international percussion phenomenon and is considered a chief architect of the contemporary world music movement. A virtuoso classical tabla player and a national treasure in his native India, Hussain’s hallmark is his uncanny intuition and masterful improvisation.

Edgar Meyer, master of the double bass and Indiana University alum, has worked with the likes of Yo-Yo Ma and Chris Thile. Meyer combines unparalleled technique and musicianship on the double bass with a unique gift of composition, a combination that earned him a MacArthur Award.

When these three singular talents take to the stage together, they are apt to traverse every geographic and stylistic corner of the globe, from classical to bluegrass to world music. This trio of maestros represent a merging of musical worlds and is sure to create an exhilarating evening of live music.

Béla Fleck, Zakir Hussain & Edgar Meyer