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Andy Sugg and Arun Luthra

Andy Sugg and Arun Luthra
Andy Sugg is a leading Australian saxophonist who performs regularly throughout that country and internationally. He features on numerous recordings and leads an ensemble that specialises in the fusion of jazz and popular styles. He is attached to the School of Music, Monash University, and has presented at the Manhattan School of Music, the World Saxophone Congress (Strasbourg) and elsewhere around the world. Sugg’s book, The Influence of John Coltrane on Improvising Saxophonists, was praised by leading US jazz scholar, David Demsey, describing it as “an analytical masterpiece.” Sugg was a consultant for Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary, a feature-length film directed by John Scheinfeld. Arun Luthra is a leading saxophonist and composer in New York, who performs throughout the United States and internationally. His music explores the fusion of post-bop jazz and the classical music of both Europe and India. Luthra has shared the stage, and recorded with, many of the greatest jazz artists in the world, including Billy Harper, Eddie Henderson, Mike Stern, Kenny Garrett, Joe Chambers, Charli Persip, Dennis Irwin, Zé Renato, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Frankie Valli, Bobby Short, Lew Soloff, and Bernard Purdie. Luthra was born in the USA but began his formal music training at age nine (studying the classical guitar) in the home of Adolphe Sax, Belgium, before specialising in the saxophone. He is a faculty member at New York’s renowned School of Jazz, The New School College of Performing Arts.
Andy Sugg, saxophone
Arun Luthra, saxophone
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