Sachal Jazz Ensemble
SACHAL JAZZ ENSEMBLE is a group of former studio musicians brought together at Sachal Studios by Izzat Majeed in an effort to preserve Pakistan’s classical music traditions. After releasing a number of South Asian classical and folk albums with little fanfare, they put out an album covering Western jazz standards with their traditional instruments, including the sitar, flute and tablas. It became a surprise hit after the video for their arrangement of Dave Brubeck’s “Take Five” went viral. The media coverage that followed led to their invitation to perform with The Jazz at Lincoln Center, led by Wynton Marsalis.