Garaj Mahal visited The Blue Wisp on Thursday June 3 in support of their new album More Mr. Nice Guy.

Fareed Haque of Garaj Mahal at The Blue Wisp

Garaj Mahal consists of four musicians that individually bring different influences together to create a remarkably seamless original and unique sound.  The band consists of Chicago native Fareed Haque, who is of Pakistani and Chilean decent, on the guitar. Master composer and educator Kai Eckhardt from Germany on the bass. Eric Levy on keyboard hailing from Chicago, and Washington D.C. native and self-taught musician Sean Rickman on drums.  Garaj Mahal has been writing and performing music together since 2000.  Garaj Mahal’s music can be described as jazzed based rock-funk layered with Indian music overtones.  They provide a solid groove backbone from the thunderous bass and drums.  Only to be mirrored by the textured waves flowing from the keyboards.  Garaj Mahal has recorded four albums together and most recently released “More Mr. Nice Guy”.  Each of their albums are a wonderful journey to the edge of what Garaj Mahal is all about, but  to honestly appreciate the genius in each of these talented musicians you must see them in the live setting.   The dynamic quartet made their bi-annual stop in Cincinnati this past Thursday at the storied jazz room, The Blue Wisp.  Garaj Mahal took the stage around 9pm and played a solid three sets.  We offer a look into this incredible night of remarkable musicians doing what they do best.

Garaj Mahal at The Blue Wisp 6/3/10

Kai Eckhardt

Eric Levy

Sean Rickman

Fareed Haque

Garaj Mahal 6/3/10 The Blue Wisp

Kai Eckhardt

Fareed Haque of Garaj Mahal

Sean Rickman

Kai Eckhardt and Erik Levy

Fareed Haque

Kai Eckhardt

Fareed Haque finger taps at The Blue Wisp

Sean Rickman holds down the beat

Fareed Haque

Fareed Haque

Kai Eckhardt

Fareed Haque

Fareed Haque

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~ by thenoblevisions on June 6, 2010.

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