About Bela Fleck, Zakir Hussain, and Edgar Meyer

Three masterful virtuosos on their respective instruments, Béla Fleck, Zakir Hussain, and IU graduate Edgar Meyer move with ease among the worlds of classical, bluegrass, and world music. Béla Fleck is widely considered to be the world’s premier banjo player. Fleck’s sound, steeped in jazz, funk, and bluegrass, has earned him Grammy Awards in more categories than any instrumentalist in Grammy history, and he has taken home 15 Golden Gramophones. Zakir Hussain is an international percussion phenomenon and is considered a chief architect of the contemporary world music movement. A virtuoso classical tabla player and a national treasure in his native India, Hussain’s hallmark is his uncanny intuition and masterful improvisation. Edgar Meyer, master of the double bass and Indiana University alum, has worked with the likes of Yo-Yo Ma and Chris Thile. Meyer combines unparalleled technique and musicianship on the double bass with a unique gift of composition, a combination that earned him a MacArthur Award.