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Peter Jacobson + Paul Livingstone
Sunday, August 27, 2:15-2:55pm
Heritage Hall

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Cellist Peter Jacobson and sitarist Paul Livingstone join forces as Sangam, a duo exploring Indian classical music, jazz and European classical music.

Peter Jacobson also performs original works for cello and electronics.

Peter Jacobson is a cellist, producer, songwriter-singer, chamber musician, teacher and music selector who has recorded, performed and toured with renowned artists. He studied with Eleonore Schoenfeld at USC as well as at Cal Arts and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. In 2013 he won a Grammy for best Latin Rock Alternative or Urban Album as a member of the group Quetzal. Mr. Jacobson has recorded cello for Dr. Dre and frequently plays alongside the San Diego Symphony. Pete has recorded for film and tv, including The Walking Dead. In 2000 he was a member of the Pacific Music Festival in Sapporo, Japan and has performed in the US, Mexico, Asia, Australia, the Middle East, and Europe. He plays with Grammy winning Southwest Chamber Music, the Arohi Ensemble, los 440's, SANGAM, The Concentrates, Quartetto Fantastico, the Hutchins Consort and as a freelance cellist. 

Paul Livingstone is an American sitarist, composer and multi-instrumentalist. He is one of the few American disciples of Pt. Ravi Shankar, also trained under Rajeev Taranath and Amiya Dasgupta all of the Senia Maihar Gharana.

Paul began his study of sitar and tabla at age 15 living in India. He has performed classical raga music with several of the leading tabla players of India and Nepal including Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri, Abhijit Banerjee, Pandit Shashanka Shekhar Bakshi and Hom Nath Upadhaya. Paul also performs on fretless guitar and Requinto jarocho of his own design. As a composer and director he leads his own Arohi Ensemble plays 'raga jazz chamber music' as well as composing for film, TV, theater and dance. He has recorded and or toured with a number of popular artists such as Ozomatli, Alanis Morissette, Beck, HopPo! (Rubén Albarrán of Café Tacvba), and Build an Ark.

Paul has also performed in several music festivals around the world such as the World Festival of Sacred Music and Cumbe Tajin in Mexico. Paul was on the music faculty for 5 years at the California Institute of the Arts, founded the Sangeet School of World music in Los Angeles and has taught creative world music workshops in the US, Mexico Spain & India. Paul also published 'Sitar Talim' a workbook for learning sitar. Paul has taught Indian and creative music for 3 years inner city teenage youth through the Music LA program with support from the Disney corporation, the City of Los Angeles, Cultural Affairs Department and Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's office.