•  Thursday, Jun 27th, 2024
     7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Sunny Jain’s Wild Wild East encompasses myriad facets of Jain’s identity both as a first-generation South Asian–American and as a global musician, from his own family’s immigration story to his eclectic musical upbringing. In recasting the immigrant—steeped in the courage to leave a familiar homeland for a new beginning—as the modern-day cowboy and cowgirl, Jain sources musical inspiration from the scores of Bollywood classics and Spaghetti Westerns, Punjabi folk traditions, jazz improvisation, and rollicking psychedelic styles. Sunny Jain’s Wild Wild East is rooted in the contemporary global soundscape, singing in a new voice, “I am large, I contain multitudes.” In 2022, the band embarked on a milestone tour to Pakistan headlining Music Mela in Islamabad, the Lahore Jazz Festival and performing with master Sufi dhol drummers Nasir Sain Wajdani and Sain Tanveer. Just months prior, the group performed on the National Mall in Washington D.C. for the renowned Smithsonian Folklife Festival. 2024 started out with the band’s very own NPR Tiny Desk Concert. Sunny Jain boasts an electrifying career, lighting up stages with dynamic groups like the explosive Red Baraat and the legendary Junoon.

Opening Act – Madhuban Performing Arts

Madhuban Performing Arts is a dynamic collective of talented musicians and dancers dedicated to showcasing the rich traditions of South Asian arts in Calgary. With a deep-rooted passion for music and dance, their diverse ensemble brings together the vibrant rhythms, melodious tunes, and graceful movements that define South Asian culture. Through captivating performances, educational initiatives, and community engagement, they strive to foster cross-cultural understanding and appreciation while preserving and evolving the artistic heritage of our collective. Join them on this cultural journey during our JazzYYC Summer Festival as they create memorable experiences that celebrate the beauty and diversity of South Asian performing arts.

Share this event!
Details Price Qty
General Admission $29.99 CAD  
Members special pricing is available to our members. Join today or
Youth under 25 $14.99 CAD  

Online event registration and ticketing powered by Event Espresso

731 10 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, T2R 0B3

sign up for our

jazzyyc weekly spotlight

For weekly updates regarding all things Jazz in Calgary, subscribe to us today!

    Your Cart
    Your cart is emptyReturn to Shop