About this Artist
Kai Eckhardt Zeitgeist
Afro-German bassist and composer Kai Eckhardt does not need much of an introduction after his extensive work with guitar pioneer John Mclaughlin and Indian percussionist Trilok Gurtu. For almost 3 decades Kai has appeared all over the world accompanying a broad range of top artists in jazz and world-music. As co-leader of the award winning jam band Garaj Mahal, Kai first began introducing his compositions and lyrics to a growing audience. Now after extensive rehearsals, the Kai Eckhardt band emerges in San Francisco for the first time, presenting a courageous set of spirited originals. The listener can expect gorgeous instrumentals crafted around African-and Indian themes as well as groove infused vocal tunes with a contemporary message.