December 2016–January 2017

Professional Research in Havana, Cuba

November 2016

Thursday 3rd, 9:00 p.m. – guest appearance with the Adam Kessler Trio at Barça, 1510 11th Ave., Seattle, WA  (206) 325-8263.

June 2016

Thursday 21st, 11:59 p.m. – with Damn The Light Productions‘ “Tears Dry On Their Own – an Amy Winehouse experience” at (Le) Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street, Manhattan, N.Y.C.  (212)505-3474.   Mike Greco – keyboard, music director; with the horn section of Nadje Noordhuis – trumpet, Arun Luthra – tenor saxophone & flute, horn section arranger/orchestrator; Frank Basile – baritone saxophone.

Arun Luthra‘s Konnakol Jazz Project Italy Tour 2016:

Friday 17th, 8:00 p.m. – Arun Luthra‘s Konnakol Jazz Project at the Birdland Jazzista Social Club, 4318 Martin Luther King, Jr Way, Oakland, CA  (510) 827-5414.  Arun Luthra – tenor & soprano saxophones, konnakol; Colin Hogan – piano; Tommy Folen – bass; Alan Hall – drums.

Friday 3rd, 9:30 p.m. – guest appearance with Jordan Young‘s Soul-Juice Organ Trio at Stop Time, 1223 Bedford Ave., Brooklyn, N.Y.C., (718) 230-1212.  Jordan Young – drums, George Papageorge – organ, Matt Chertkoff – guitar, guest appearance by Arun Luthra – tenor saxophone.

May 2016

Tuesday 17th, sets at 8:30 & 10:30 p.m. – Arun Luthra‘s Konnakol Jazz Project at Bar Next Door, 129 Macdougal Street, Manhattan, N.Y.C. (212)529-5945.   Arun Luthra – tenor & soprano saxophones, konnakol; Thomson Kneeland – bass; Jordan Perlson – drums.

Sunday 1st, 6:00 p.m. – guest appearance with the Vic Juris Trio at The 55 Bar, 55 Christopher Street, Manhattan, N.Y.C.  (212)929-9883.  Vic Juris – guitar, Pat Bianchi – organ, Anthony Pinciotti – drums, guest appearance by  Arun Luthra – tenor saxophone.

April 2016

Friday 1st, 9:00 p.m. – with Quimbombó at Havana Central Menlo Park, 55 Parsonage Road, Edison, N.J.

March 2016

Wednesday 23rd, 8:00 p.m. – guest appearance with Michael Petrosino’s Petrio at The Room at Dizzy’s, 230 5th Avenue, Brooklyn, N.Y.C., (718) 230-5551.  Michael Petrosino – drums, Tim Armacost – tenor saxophone, Joseph Lepore – bass, guest appearance by Arun Luthra – tenor saxophone.

Monday 21st, 8:00 p.m. – guest appearance with Jordan Young‘s Organic Trio at B Flat TriBeCa, 277 Church Street, Manhattan, N.Y.C., (212) 219-2970.  Jordan Young – drums, Brian Charette – organ, Matt Chertkoff – guitar, guest appearance by Arun Luthra – tenor saxophone.

Wednesday 16th, 8:00 p.m. – guest appearance with Michael Petrosino’s Petrio at The Room at Dizzy’s, 230 5th Avenue, Brooklyn, N.Y.C., (718) 230-5551.  Michael Petrosino – drums, Tim Armacost – tenor saxophone, Joseph Lepore – bass, guest appearance by Arun Luthra – tenor saxophone.

Wednesday 9th, 8:00 p.m. – guest appearance with Michael Petrosino’s Petrio at The Room at Dizzy’s, 230 5th Avenue, Brooklyn, N.Y.C., (718) 230-5551.  Michael Petrosino – drums, Tim Armacost – tenor saxophone, Adrian Thomas Moring – bass, guest appearance by Arun Luthra – tenor saxophone.

February 2016

Wednesday 10th, 8:00 p.m. – guest appearance with Michael Petrosino’s Petrio at The Room at Dizzy’s, 230 5th Avenue, Brooklyn, N.Y.C., (718) 230-5551.  Michael Petrosino – drums, Jed Levy – tenor saxophone, Joseph Lepore – bass, guest appearance by Arun Luthra – soprano saxophone.

January 2016

Wednesday 20th, 8:00 p.m. – guest appearance with Michael Petrosino’s Petrio at The Room at Dizzy’s, 230 5th Avenue, Brooklyn, N.Y.C., (718) 230-5551.  Michael Petrosino – drums, Tim Armacost – tenor saxophone, Joseph Lepore – bass, guest appearance by Arun Luthra – tenor & soprano saxophones.

Monday 18th, 10:00 p.m. – guest appearance with Mike Stern at The 55 Bar, 55 Christopher Street, Manhattan, N.Y.C.  (212)929-9883.  Mike Stern – guitar, Harvie S – bass, Richie Morales – drums, guest appearance by Arun Luthra – tenor saxophone.

August 2015

Arun Luthra’s Konnakol Jazz Project 2015 Califonia tour:

Friday 21st, 7:00 p.m. – Arun Luthra‘s Konnakol Jazz Project at the Sonoma Valley Jazz Society‘s “Jazz in the Backroom” concert series.  At The Plaza Bistro, 420 First Street East, Sonoma, CA (707)996-4466.  Arun Luthra – tenor & soprano saxophones, konnakol; Matt Robinson – bass; Rick Lotter – drums.

Tuesday 18th, 9:00 p.m. – Arun Luthra‘s Konnakol Jazz Project at Doc’s Lab, 124 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA (415)649-6191.  Arun Luthra – tenor & soprano saxophones, konnakol; Ian Carey – trumpet; Colin Hogan – piano; Sam Bevan – bass; Alan Hall – drums.

Tuesday 18th, 1:00 p.m. (Pacific Time) – live radio appearance on KRCB 91.1 F.M., Windsor, CA with Doug Jayne.  Click HERE to stream live.

Monday 17th, 9:20 p.m. (Pacific Time) – live radio appearance on KPFA 94.1 F.M. Berkeley, CA with Afrikahn Davys.  Click HERE to stream live.  Click HERE to listen to the archive.

Thursday 13th, 8:00 p.m. – Arun Luthra‘s Konnakol Jazz Project featuring the Danny Green Trio at Dizzy’s, 4275 Mission Bay Drive, Pacific Beach, San Diego, CA (858)270-7467.  Arun Luthra – tenor & soprano saxophones, konnakol; Danny Green – piano; Justin Grinnell – bass; Julien Cantelm – drums.

Tuesday 11th, 9:00 p.m. – Arun Luthra‘s Konnakol Jazz Project featuring the Danny Green Trio at The Blue Whale, 123 Astronaut E.S. Onizuka Street, Suite 301, Los Angeles, CA (213) 538-8038.  Arun Luthra – tenor & soprano saxophones, konnakol; Danny Green – piano; Justin Grinnell – bass; Julien Cantelm – drums.  Double bill with Rebecca Kleinmann and the Jason McGuire Trio.

Monday 10th, 7:20 p.m. (Pacific Time) – live radio appearance on Jazz 88.3 San Diego‘s “The New Jazz Thing” with Vince Outlaw.  Click HERE to stream live.  Click HERE to view the archive.

July 2015

Saturday 25th, 9:30 p.m. – Arun Luthra’s Konnakol Jazz Quartet at The Lafayette Bar, 15 North Fourth Street, Easton, PA (610)252-0711.  Arun Luthra – tenor & soprano saxophones, konnakol; James Francies – keyboard; Evan Gregor – bass; Jordan Perlson – drums.

Thursday 23rd, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. – with Quimbombó at the Grand Central Partnership Summer Concert Series, 345 Park Avenue (at East 51st Street), Manhattan, N.Y.C.

June 2015

Sunday 21st, 11:00 p.m. -  The Danny Green Trio with special guest Arun Luthra at The Garage, 99 7th Avenue South, Manhattan, N.Y.C. (212)645-0600.  Danny Green – piano;  Arun Luthra – tenor & soprano saxophones, konnakol; Justin Grinnell – bass; Julien Cantelm – drums.

May 2015

Thursday 7th – Arun Luthra‘s Electro-World Quartet.  Private function in N.Y.C.  Arun Luthra – tenor & soprano saxophones, Monte Croft – keyboard, Amanda Ruzza – electric bass, Lucianna Padmore – drums.

March 2015

Tuesday 31st, 6:00 p.m. – with the Senri Oe Trio at the Millenium Stage at The Kennedy Centre, 2700 F Street, N.W., Washington, D.C.  Celebrating the release of Senri Oe’s album “Collective Scribble“.  Senri Oe – piano, Arun Luthra – soprano & tenor saxophones, Jim Robertson – bass.

Thursday 19th, 8:00 p.m. – with the Senri Oe Trio at Jazz Gallery, 1160 Broadway, 5th Floor, Manhattan, N.Y.C. (646) 494-3625.  Celebrating the release of Senri Oe’s album “Collective Scribble“.  Senri Oe – piano, Arun Luthra – soprano & tenor saxophones, Jim Robertson – bass.

Wednesday 11th, 8:00 p.m. – Arun Luthra‘s Konnakol Jazz Project at The New School for Jazz & Contemporary Music‘s “Jazz Presents” concert series, in the New School Jazz Performance Space, 55 West 13th Street, 5th Floor, Manhattan, N.Y.C.  Arun Luthra – tenor & soprano saxophones, konnakol; James Francies – piano; Thomson Kneeland – bass; Jordan Perlson – drums; Akshay Anantapadmanabhan – mridangam & konnakol.

February 2015

Friday 13th, 9:00 p.m. – guest appearance with Danny Green at Marina Kitchen, 333 West Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA.  Danny Green – piano, Justin Grinnell – bass, Leonard Patton – vocals & percussion, guest appearance by  Arun Luthra – tenor saxophone.

Friday 13th, 1:00 p.m. – guest appearance with Danny Green at U.C. San Diego, 9600 N. Torrey Pines Rd, La Jolla, CA.  Danny Green – piano,  Arun Luthra – tenor & soprano saxophones.

Thursday 12th, 1:00 p.m. – guest appearance with Whitney Shay at The U.S. Grant, 326 Broadway, San Diego, CA.  Whitney Shay – vocals, Jodie Hill – bass, Michael Leroy Peed – piano, guest appearance by Arun Luthra – tenor & soprano saxophones and Danny Green – piano.

January 2015

Sunday 25th, 8:00 a.m. – guest soloist with the Sài Gòn Big Band directed by Trần Mạnh Tuấn at the Sài Gòn Opera House, Số 7, công trường Lam Sơn, Bến Nghé, Quận 1, Sài Gòn (Hồ Chí Minh City), Việt Nam.

Saturday 24th, 9:00 p.m. – with Trần Mạnh Tuấn at Sax N’ Art Jazz Club, 28 Đường Lê Lợi, Quận 1, Sài Gòn (Hồ Chí Minh City), Việt Nam.  +84 8 8228472.

Friday 23rd, 9:00 p.m. – Arun Luthra at Sax N’ Art Jazz Club, 28 Đường Lê Lợi, Quận 1, Sài Gòn (Hồ Chí Minh City), Việt Nam.  +84 8 8228472.

Thursday 22nd, 9:00 p.m. – Arun Luthra at Sax N’ Art Jazz Club, 28 Đường Lê Lợi, Quận 1, Sài Gòn (Hồ Chí Minh City), Việt Nam.  +84 8 8228472.

Wednesday 21st, 9:00 p.m. – with Trần Mạnh Tuấn at Sax N’ Art Jazz Club, 28 Đường Lê Lợi, Quận 1, Sài Gòn (Hồ Chí Minh City), Việt Nam.  +84 8 8228472.

Tuesday 20th, 9:00 p.m. – with Trần Mạnh Tuấn at Sax N’ Art Jazz Club, 28 Đường Lê Lợi, Quận 1, Sài Gòn (Hồ Chí Minh City), Việt Nam.  +84 8 8228472.

Monday 19th, 9:00 p.m. – with Trần Mạnh Tuấn at Sax N’ Art Jazz Club, 28 Đường Lê Lợi, Quận 1, Sài Gòn (Hồ Chí Minh City), Việt Nam.  +84 8 8228472.

Sunday 18th, 9:00 p.m. – with Trần Mạnh Tuấn at Sax N’ Art Jazz Club, 28 Đường Lê Lợi, Quận 1, Sài Gòn (Hồ Chí Minh City), Việt Nam.  +84 8 8228472.

Saturday 17th, 9:00 p.m. – with Trần Mạnh Tuấn at Sax N’ Art Jazz Club, 28 Đường Lê Lợi, Quận 1, Sài Gòn (Hồ Chí Minh City), Việt Nam.  +84 8 8228472.

Friday 16th, 9:00 p.m. – with Trần Mạnh Tuấn at Sax N’ Art Jazz Club, 28 Đường Lê Lợi, Quận 1, Sài Gòn (Hồ Chí Minh City), Việt Nam.  +84 8 8228472.

Thursday 15th, 9:00 p.m. – with Trần Mạnh Tuấn at Sax N’ Art Jazz Club, 28 Đường Lê Lợi, Quận 1, Sài Gòn (Hồ Chí Minh City), Việt Nam.  +84 8 8228472.

October 2014

Thursday 16th – recording session for Hidden Tiger Music at SaReGaMa Studio, N.Y.C.

August 2014

Friday 22nd, 7:00 p.m. – The Arun Luthra Trio at the Sonoma Valley Jazz Society‘s “Jazz in the Backroom” concert series.  At The Plaza Bistro, 420 First Street East, Sonoma, CA (707)996-4466.  Arun Luthra – tenor & soprano saxophones, konnakol; Matt Robinson – contrabass & electric bass; Rick Lotter – drums.

Wednesday 20th, 7:00 p.m. – The Arun Luthra Duo at Christo’s Lounge, 1108 Broadway Street N.E., Salem, OR.  (503) 371-2892.  Arun Luthra – tenor & soprano saxophones, konnakol; George Colligan – piano.

Tuesday 19th, 4:06 p.m. – live radio appearance on KMHD Jazz Radio 89.1 F.M.‘s “Takin’ Off” presented by Jessica Rand.

Friday 15th, 5:00 p.m. – with the Phil Sparks Trio at Latona Pub, 6423 Latona Avenue N.E., Seattle, WA.  (206)525-2238.  Phil Sparks – bass,  Arun Luthra – tenor & soprano saxophones, konnakol; Matt Jorgensen – drums.

Thursday 14th, 9:00 p.m. – The Arun Luthra Quartet featuring Matt Jorgensen at Egan’s Ballard Jam House, 1707 N.W. Market Street, Seattle, WA.  (206)789-1621.  Arun Luthra – tenor & soprano saxophones, konnakol; Matt Jorgensen – drums, John Hansen – piano, Jon Hamar – bass.

Sunday 3rd, 7:00 p.m. – with Tribute, performing the music of Steely Dan at the Hoyt Farm Summer Concert Series, 200 New Highway, Commack, N.Y. (631)543-7804.  Featuring the horn section of David Smith – trumpet & flügelhorn, Arun Luthra – tenor saxophone and arrangements & orchestrations, Terence Goss – alto & tenor saxophones, Nick Finzer – trombone.

July 2014

Thursday 17th, 9:30 p.m. – with Paul Carlon‘s “La Rumba Is A Lovesome Thing” (tribute to Billy Strayhorn) at Zinc Bar, 82 West 3rd Street, Manhattan, N.Y.C.  (212) 477-9462.  Andy Gravish – trumpet, Justin Flynn – alto saxophone & flute, Arun Luthra – tenor & soprano saxophones and flute, Ryan Keberle & Mark Miller – trombone, Mike Eckroth – piano, Alex Ayala – bass, William ‘Beaver’ Bausch – drumset, Wilson “Chembo” Corniel – congas, Benjamin Lapidus – tres & vocals, Christelle Durandy – vocals.

Sunday 6th, 8:30 p.m. – with The David Lopato Quartet at the Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia Street, Manhattan, N.Y.C.  (212)989-9319.  David Lopato – piano,  Arun Luthra – tenor & soprano saxophones, Ratzo Harris – bass, Harvey Sorgen – drums.

May 2014

Sunday 25th, 11:59 p.m. – performing with “Discothèque” presented by Oh! You Pretty Things at Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street, Manhattan, N.Y.C.  (212)505-3474.

Wednesday 14th, 9:00 p.m. - with The Matthew Snow Group at Dominie’s, 34-07 30th Avenue, Astoria, N.Y.C.  Matthew Snow – bass, Arun Luthra – tenor & soprano saxophones, Brad Whiteley – keyboard, Yoichi Sato – drums.

April 2014

Saturday 26th, 7:30 p.m. – featured saxophone soloist with the Charlotte Ballet, performing “Othello”, choreographed by Dwight Rhoden, music by David Rozenblatt.  In the Knight Theatre at the Levine Centre for the Performing Arts, 430 South Tryon Street, Charlotte, N.C.  Click here for tickets.

Friday 25th, 7:30 p.m. – featured saxophone soloist with the Charlotte Ballet, performing “Othello”, choreographed by Dwight Rhoden, music by David Rozenblatt.  In the Knight Theatre at the Levine Centre for the Performing Arts, 430 South Tryon Street, Charlotte, N.C.  Click here for tickets.

Thursday 24th, 7:30 p.m. – featured saxophone soloist with the Charlotte Ballet, performing “Othello”, choreographed by Dwight Rhoden, music by David Rozenblatt.  In the Knight Theatre at the Levine Centre for the Performing Arts, 430 South Tryon Street, Charlotte, N.C.  Click here for tickets.

Monday 7th, 10:00 p.m. – guest appearance with Mike Stern at The 55 Bar, 55 Christopher Street, Manhattan, N.Y.C.  (212)929-9883.  Mike Stern – guitar, Teymur Phell – electric bass, Lionel Cordew – drums, guest appearance by Arun Luthra – tenor saxophone.

March 2014

Wednesday 19th, 10:00 p.m. – guest appearance with Mike Stern at The 55 Bar, 55 Christopher Street, Manhattan, N.Y.C.  (212)929-9883.  Mike Stern – guitar, Teymur Phell – electric bass, Kim Thompson – drums, guest appearance by Arun Luthra – tenor saxophone.

Friday 7th, 3:00 p.m. – with the Gotham “Tactical Land Strike Force” at The Fenway Centre at Northeastern University, 77 Saint Stephen Street, Boston, MA.  Mike Christianson – conductor, trombone; Jack Stuckey, Ralph Olsen, Ben Kono, Arun Luthra, Kenny Berger, Scott Robinson – woodwinds; James De La Garza, David Spier, Nadje Noordhuis, Joseph Christianson – trumpets; Theresa MacDonnell, Nancy Billmann – French horn; Mike Holober – piano; Dave Phillips – bass; Steve Little – drums; Kory Grossman – percussion; James Chirillo – guitar.

February 2014

Wednesday 19th, 10:00 p.m. – guest appearance with Mike Stern at The 55 Bar, 55 Christopher Street, Manhattan, N.Y.C.  (212)929-9883.  Mike Stern – guitar, Janek Gwizdala – electric bass, Kim Thompson – drums, guest appearance by Arun Luthra – tenor saxophone.

Wednesday 12th, 10:00 p.m. – guest appearance with Mike Stern at The 55 Bar, 55 Christopher Street, Manhattan, N.Y.C.  (212)929-9883.  Mike Stern – guitar, Tom Kennedy – electric bass, Keith Carlock – drums, guest appearance by Arun Luthra – tenor saxophone.

January 2014

Monday 27th, 10:00 p.m. - with The Matthew Snow Group at L.I.C. Bar, 45-58 Vernon Boulevard, Long Island City, N.Y.C.  (718)786-5400.  Matthew Snow – bass, Satish Robertson – trumpet, Andrew Gould – alto saxophone, Arun Luthra – tenor & soprano saxophones, Brad Whiteley – keyboard, Yoichi Sato – drums.

Wednesday 22nd, 10:00 p.m. – guest appearance with Mike Stern at The 55 Bar, 55 Christopher Street, Manhattan, N.Y.C.  (212)929-9883.  Mike Stern – guitar, Teymur Phell – electric bass, Keith Carlock – drums, guest appearance by Arun Luthra – tenor saxophone.

Monday 20th, 10:00 p.m. - with The Matthew Snow Group at L.I.C. Bar, 45-58 Vernon Boulevard, Long Island City, N.Y.C.  (718)786-5400.  Matthew Snow – bass, Arun Luthra – tenor & soprano saxophones, Brad Whiteley – keyboard, Yoichi Sato – drums.

Wednesday 15th, 10:00 p.m. – guest appearance with Mike Stern at The 55 Bar, 55 Christopher Street, Manhattan, N.Y.C.  (212)929-9883.  Mike Stern – guitar, Teymur Phell – electric bass, Lionel Cordew – drums, guest appearance by Arun Luthra – tenor saxophone.

Monday 6th, 10:00 p.m. - with The Matthew Snow Group at L.I.C. Bar, 45-58 Vernon Boulevard, Long Island City, N.Y.C.  (718)786-5400.  Matthew Snow – bass, Arun Luthra – tenor & soprano saxophones, Brad Whiteley – keyboard, Yoichi Sato – drums.

November 2013

Wednesday 27th, 7:00 p.m. – guest appearance with the Chris Lea Jazz Trio at Solare2820 Roosevelt Rd, Liberty Station, Point Loma, San Diego, CA  (619) 270-9670.  Chris Lea – flute, tenor saxophone, & sousaphone; Jon Harford – guitar; Doug Walker – bass; Richard Sellers – drums; guest appearance by Arun Luthra – tenor saxophone.

Friday 22nd, 7:00 p.m. – guest appearance with Bruce Saunders‘s 3 Jazz Collective at Sau Paulo’s Restaurante, 2809 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, TX  (512) 473-9988.  Bruce Saunders – guitar, Russell Haight – tenor saxophone, João Vargas  – bass, Kevin Witt – drums, guest appearance by Arun Luthra – tenor & soprano saxophones.

Tuesday 12th, 9:00 p.m. – guest appearance with David Lopato at Korzo, 667 5th Ave., Brooklyn, N.Y.C., (718) 499-1199.  David Lopato – piano, Ratzo Harris – bass, Gene Jackson – drums, guest appearance by Arun Luthra – tenor & soprano saxophones.

Monday 11th, 10:00 p.m. – guest appearance with Mike Stern at The 55 Bar, 55 Christopher Street, Manhattan, N.Y.C.  (212)929-9883.  Mike Stern – guitar, Teymur Phell – electric bass, Richie Morales – drums, guest appearance by Arun Luthra – tenor saxophone.

October 2013

Saturday 19th, 9:30 p.m. – with The Bill Warfield New York Jazz Septet at The Lafayette Bar, 15 Fourth Street, Easton, PA (610)252-7011.  Bill Warfield – trumpet, Todd Bashore – alto saxophone, Arun Luthra – tenor & soprano saxophones, Sam Burtis – trombone, Tim Harrison – piano, Gene Perla – bass, Scott Neumann – drums, Vic Juris – guitar.

Monday 7th, 10:00 p.m. – guest appearance with Mike Stern at The 55 Bar, 55 Christopher Street, Manhattan, N.Y.C.  (212)929-9883.  Mike Stern – guitar, Teymur Phell – electric bass, Lionel Cordew – drums, guest appearance by Arun Luthra – tenor saxophone.

Saturday 5th, 8:00 p.m. – with Bill Warfield in Baker Hall at the Zoellner Arts Centre, Lehigh University, 420 East Packer Ave., Bethlehem, PA (610)758-2787.

September 2013

Saturday 21st, 8:00 p.m. – with Bill Warfield‘s New York Jazz Repertory Orchestra in Baker Hall at the Zoellner Arts Centre, Lehigh University, 420 East Packer Ave., Bethlehem, PA (610)758-2787.

August 2013

Friday 23rd, 7:00 p.m. – The Arun Luthra Duo at the Sonoma Valley Jazz Society‘s “Jazz in the Backroom” concert series.  At The Plaza Bistro, 420 First Street East, Sonoma, CA (707)996-4466.  Arun Luthra – tenor & soprano saxophones, konnakol; Joe Gilman – piano.

Friday 9th, 10:30 p.m. – With Bill Malchow and The Go Cup All Stars at the Rodeo Bar, 375 3rd Avenue, Manhattan, N.Y.C.  (212)683-6500.  Bill Malchow – piano & vocals, Arun Luthra – tenor saxophone, Elizabeth Frascoia – trombone, David Phelps – guitar, Tim Lüntzel – bass, Russ Meissner – drums.

Saturday 3rd, 8:00 p.m. – with Tribute, performing the music of Steely Dan, at The Cutting Room, 44 East 32nd Street, Manhattan, N.Y.C.  (212)691-1900.  Featuring the horn section of Miki Hirose – trumpet & flügelhorn, Arun Luthra – tenor saxophone and arrangements & orchestrations, Terence Goss – alto & tenor saxophones, Rick Parker – trombone.

July 2013

Monday 8th, 9:00 p.m. – with The Matthew Snow Group at L.I.C. Bar, 45-58 Vernon Boulevard, Long Island City, N.Y.C.  (718)786-5400.  Matthew Snow – bass, Miki Hirose – trumpet, Arun Luthra – tenor saxophone, Brad Whiteley – keyboard, Yoichi Sato – drums.

Tuesday 2nd – recording with Billy Fox‘s Blackbirds & Bullets at The Bunker Studio, N.Y.C. Billy Fox – composer & percussion; Miki Hirose – trumpet; Arun Luthra – alto saxophone; Matt Parker – tenor saxophone; Evan Mazunik – keyboard; James Ilgenfritz – bass; John Amira, Gabo Tomasini, Carlos Rentas, & Arei Sekiguchi – percussion.

June 2013

Sunday 30th – with The Misha Fatkiev Quartet. Misha Fatkiev – guitar, Arun Luthra – tenor & soprano saxophones, Teymur Phell – bass, Vincent P. Smith – drums.

Monday 24th, 10:00 p.m. – guest appearance with Mike Stern at The 55 Bar, 55 Christopher Street, Manhattan, N.Y.C.  (212)929-9883.  Mike Stern – guitar, Teymur Phell – electric bass, Richie Morales – drums, guest appearance by Arun Luthra – tenor saxophone.

Wednesday 12th, 7:00 p.m. – with Tribute, performing the music of Steely Dan, at the T.D. Bank Amphitheatre, 2400 Byberry Rd, Bensalem, PA.  (215)633-3635.  Featuring the horn section of Miki Hirose – trumpet & flügelhorn, Arun Luthra – tenor saxophone and arrangements & orchestrations, Alejandro Avilés – alto & tenor saxophones, Joe Beaty – trombone.

Tuesday 11th, 8:30 p.m. – guest appearance with The Nat Janoff Group at Bar Next Door at La Lanterna di Vittorio, 129 MacDougal Street, Manhattan, N.Y.C.  (212)529-5945.  Nat Janoff – guitar, Teymur Phell – electric bass, Andrew Atkinson – drums, guest appearance by Arun Luthra – tenor & soprano saxophones.

May 2013

Wednesday 1st, 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. – May Day with the Local 802 A.F. of M.Justice for Jazz Artists” Marching Band. 4:30 p.m. rally at Union Square and eventually parading down Broadway to City Hall.

April 2013

Wednesday 24th, 7:30 p.m. – guest appearance with The Nat Janoff Group at The 55 Bar, 55 Christopher Street, Manhattan, N.Y.C. (212)929-9883. Nat Janoff – guitar, Teymur Phell – electric bass, Chris Carroll – drums, guest appearance by Arun Luthra – tenor saxophone.

Tuesday 23rd, 10:00 p.m. – guest appearance with The Leni Stern Band at 55 Bar, 55 Christopher Street, Manhattan, N.Y.C. (212)929-9883. Leni Stern – guitar, ngoni, & vocals; Teymur Phell – bass; Alioune Faye – percussion & vocals; guest appearance by Arun Luthra – tenor & soprano saxophones.

Sunday 14th, 9:00 p.m. – The Arun Luthra Quartet at Somethin’ Jazz Club, 212 E. 52nd St., 3rd floor, Manhattan, N.Y.C. (212)371-7657. Arun Luthra – tenor & soprano saxophones, konnakol; Mike Eckroth – piano; Thomson Kneeland – bass; Jordan Perlson – drums.

February 2013

Sunday 17th, 3:00 p.m. – with the Bill Warfield Band, playing the music of Herbie Hancock, in Baker Hall at the Zoellner Arts Centre, Lehigh University, 420 East Packer Ave., Bethlehem, PA (610)758-2787.

Saturday 2nd, 8:00 p.m. – with Bill Warfield‘s New York Jazz Repertory Orchestra, playing the music of Jimi Hendrix, in Baker Hall at the Zoellner Arts Centre, Lehigh University, 420 East Packer Ave., Bethlehem, PA (610)758-2787.

January 2013

Wednesday 23rd, 7:00 p.m. – The Arun Luthra Quartet at Somethin’ Jazz Club, 212 E. 52nd St., 3rd floor, Manhattan, N.Y.C. (212)371-7657. Arun Luthra – tenor & soprano saxophones, konnakol; Art Hirahara – piano; Thomson Kneeland – bass; Žan Tetičkovič – drums.

December 2012

Friday 14th, 7:00 p.m. – with The Primordial Jazz Funktet at Somethin’ Jazz Club, 212 E. 52nd St., 3rd floor, Manhattan, N.Y.C. (212)371-7657. Dan Furman – piano, Miki Hirose – trumpet, Arun Luthra – tenor saxophone, Michael O’Brien – electric bass, Jun Saito – drums, Maya Azucena – vocals.

November 2012

Monday 19th, 10:00 p.m. – “Suck It Sandy” Hurricane Sandy relief benefit concert at Tammany Hall, 152 Orchard Street, Manhattan, N.Y.C. (212)228-7556. Free admission, free beer, all funds will benefit hurricane relief efforts.

Tuesday 13th, two sets at 8:00 & 10:00 p.m. – Hurricane Sandy relief benefit concert with Bob Malone & Friends at Iridium, 1650 Broadway, Manhattan, N.Y.C. (212)582-2121. Bring donations of supplies & non-perishables and your tickt in only $10! Bob Malone – piano & vocals, Ritt Henn – electric bass, Rich Zukor – drums, Tommy Williams – electric guitar. Special guests: Arun Luthra – tenor & soprano saxophones, Roger Lent – trumpet, J. Walter Hawkes – trombone, Arlen Roth – electric guitar, et al.

September 2012

Saturday 15th, 9:00 p.m. – The Arun Luthra Quartet featuring Steve Barry at Somethin’ Jazz Club, 212 E. 52nd St., 3rd floor, Manhattan, N.Y.C. (212)371-7657. Arun Luthra – tenor & soprano saxophones, konnakol; Steve Barry – piano; Thomson Kneeland – bass; Eric Halvorson – drums.

Friday 7th, 9:00 p.m. – with The Rachel Eckroth Trio at Red Lantern Bicycles, 345 Myrtle Avenue, Brooklyn, N.Y.C. (347)889-5338. Rachel Eckroth – piano, Arun Luthra – tenor & soprano saxophones, Yoshi Waki – bass.

August 2012

Saturday 18th, 9:00 p.m. – The LuBanK Trio at Somethin’ Jazz Club, 212 E. 52nd St., 3rd floor, Manhattan, N.Y.C. (212)371-7657. Arun Luthra – tenor & soprano saxophones, konnakol; Lucian Ban – piano; Thomson Kneeland – bass.

Tuesday 14th – with composer Beth Falcone and orchestrator/arranger/pianist Bob Malone, N.Y.C.

July 2012

Saturday 28th, 9:00 p.m. – with Synthesis at Somethin’ Jazz Club, 212 E. 52nd St., 3rd floor, Manhattan, N.Y.C. (212)371-7657.  Synthesis is: Arun Luthra tenor & soprano saxophones, Andy Milne – piano, Thomson Kneeland – bass, Tom Rainey – drums.

June 2012

Friday 29th, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. – with Jasper Smith at Delia’s, Carrow Road, Norwich, U.K. 01603 218705. Jasper Smith – guitar, Arun Luthra – tenor & soprano saxophones.

Tuesday 26th, 8:30 p.m. – with the Hannes Riepler Quartet at Charlie Wright’s International, 45 Pitfield Street, London, U.K. 0207 490 8345. Hannes Riepler – guitar, Arun Luthra – tenor & soprano saxophones, Dave Manington – bass, Tim Giles – drums.

Monday 25th, 9:00 p.m. – Jazz @ The Oxford presents The Arun Luthra Quartet at The Oxford, 256 Kentish Town Road, London, U.K. 0207 485 3521. Arun Luthra – tenor & soprano saxophones, konnakol; Sam Leak – piano; Matt Ridley – bass; David Hamblett – drums.

Friday 22nd, 9:00 p.m. – The Arun Luthra Quartet at Oliver’s Music Bar, 9 Nevada Street, Greenwich, London, U.K. 020 8853 5970. Arun Luthra – tenor & soprano saxophones, konnakol; Ivo Neame – piano; Matt Ridley – bass; David Hamblett – drums.

Thursday 21st, 8:30 p.m. – The Arun Luthra Quartet at Charlie Wright’s International, 45 Pitfield Street, London, U.K. 0207 490 8345. Arun Luthra – tenor & soprano saxophones, konnakol; Kit Downes – piano; Matt Ridley – bass; David Hamblett – drums.

Saturday 9th – with Quimbombó.

Friday 8th, 8:00 p.m. – with Tribute, performing the music of Steely Dan, at Ollie’s Point, 140 Merrick Road, Amityville, Long Island, N.Y. (631)264-7712. Featuring the horn section of Miki Hirose – trumpet & flügelhorn, Arun Luthra – tenor & alto saxophones and arrangements & orchestrations, Alejandro Avilés – tenor & alto saxophones, Rick Parker – trombone.

May 2012

Thursday 17th, 7:00 p.m. – with The Primordial Jazz Funktet at Somethin’ Jazz Club, 212 E. 52nd St., 3rd floor, Manhattan, N.Y.C. (212)371-7657. Dan Furman – piano, David Smith – trumpet, Arun Luthra – tenor saxophone, Steven Husted – electric bass, Jimmy Alexander – drums.

Tuesday 1st, 4:30 to 10:00 p.m. – May Day with the Local 802 A.F. of M.Justice for Jazz Artists” Marching Band. 4:30 p.m. rally at Union Square and eventually parading to Battery Park by 6:30. 8:00 rally at Washington Square Park and eventually parade to Sheridan Square, the Village Vanguard, and the Blue Note by 10:00.

April 2012

Wednesday 25th, 7:30 p.m. – The New School for Jazz & Contemporary Music‘s 25th Anniversary Legacy Concert “Tribute to Frank Foster & Benny Powell”. Tishman Auditorium, Alvin Johnson/J. M. Kaplan Hall, 66 West 12th St., Manhattan N.Y.C (212)229-5488. Kenyatta Beasley – trumpet, musical director; Arun Luthra – tenor & soprano saxophones; Keith Loftis – tenor saxophone; Chris Stover – trombone; Martha Kato – piano; Josh Ginsburg – bass; Marcus Baylor – drums; Mike Moreno – guitar. Special guests: Cecil Bridgewater – trumpet, Billy Harper – tenor saxophone, Rory Stuart – guitar.

Tuesday 17th – video shoot with The Kitsune Ensemble at Green Space Studios, N.Y.C.

Sunday 15th, 6:30 p.m. – with The Kitsune Ensemble as part of The National Gallery of Art‘s Cherry Blossom Music Festival, Washington, D.C. (202)737-4215. Billy Fox – composer/conductor, John Savage – flute, Arun Luthra – clarinet, Miki Hirose – trumpet, Christopher Hoffman – cello, Yayoi Ikawa – piano, Yoshi Waki – bass, Arei Sekiguchi – drums, Benjamin Gaspard & Hitomi Nozawa – dancers, set design by Liz Schreiber.

Wednesday 11th, 8:00 p.m. – with The New School Jazz Faculty Collective. In the Jazz & Contemporary Music Performance Space at The New School for Jazz & Contemporary Music, Arnhold Hall, 55 West 13th Street, 5th floor, Manhattan, N.Y.C. (212)229-5488. Andy Milne – piano & keyboard, musical director; Cecil Bridgewater – trumpet; Arun Luthra – tenor & soprano saxophones, konnakol; David Lopato – piano & keyboard; Jay Bianchi – piano & keyboard; Alexis Cuadrado & Johannes Weidenmuller – bass & electric bass; Julie Hardy – vocals.

March 2012

Saturday 31st, 8:00 p.m. – with Bill Warfield‘s New York Jazz Repertory Orchestra in Baker Hall at the Zoellner Arts Centre, Lehigh University, 420 East Packer Ave., Bethlehem, PA (610)758-2787.

Monday 26th, 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. – with the Howard Williams Jazz Orchestra at The Garage, 99 7th Avenue South, Manhattan, N.Y.C. (212)645-0600.

Sunday 25th, 10:00 p.m. – The Arun Luthra Quartet at Blackbird’s, 41-19 30th Avenue, Astoria, N.Y.C. (718)943-6899. Arun Luthra – tenor & soprano saxophones, konnakol; David Cook – keyboard; Evan Gregor – bass; Brian Woodruff – drums. Jam session hosted by Brian Woodruff follows the first set.

February 2012

Wednesday 15th, 7:00 p.m. – with The Primordial Jazz Funktet at Somethin’ Jazz Club, 212 E. 52nd St., 3rd floor, Manhattan, N.Y.C. (212)371-7657. Dan Furman – piano, Miki Hirose – trumpet, Arun Luthra – tenor saxophone, Michael O’Brien – electric bass, Jimmy Alexander – drums, Maya Azucena – vocals.

January 2012

Sunday 29th, 8:30 p.m. – Brooklyn Jazz Underground presents “The New & Old School Quintet” at Sycamore, 1118 Cortelyou Road, Brooklyn, N.Y.C. (347)240-5850. Arun Luthra – tenor & soprano saxophones, konnakol; Chris Stover – trombone; Rory Stuart – guitar; Alexis Cuadrado – bass; Arthur Hnatek – drums.

Sunday 15th, 9:00 p.m. – The Arun Luthra Trio at Open Studio, 204 High St., Northcote, Melbourne, Australia. Arun Luthra – tenor & soprano saxophones, konnakol; Sam Zerna – bass; Mark Lockett – drums.

Saturday 14th, 9:00 p.m. – The Arun Luthra Quartet at Dizzy’s Jazz Club, 381 Burnley Street, Richmond, Melbourne, Australia (03) 9428 1233. Arun Luthra – tenor & soprano saxophones, konnakol; Rory Clark – piano; Jonathan Zion – bass; Scott Lambie – drums.

Thursday 12th, 10:00 p.m. – The Arun Luthra Quartet at The 505, 280 Cleveland Street, Surry Hills, Sydney, Australia. Arun Luthra – tenor & soprano saxophones, konnakol; Steve Barry – piano; Alex Boneham – bass; Tim Firth – drums. Double-bill with Hobo Bordeaux (8:30 p.m.).

Sunday 1st, 4:00 p.m. – Guest appearance with The Dan Barnett Big Band at The Unity Hall Hotel, 292 Darling St., Balmain, Sydney, Australia. Guest appearance by Arun Luthra – tenor saxophone, and Mike Gorman – piano.

December 2011

Thursday 29th, 8:30 p.m. – Guest appearance with Sean Wayland at Notes, 75 Enmore Rd, Newtown, Sydney, Australia. Sean Wayland – keyboards & vocals, James Muller – guitar, Alex Hewetson – electric bass, Nicholas McBride – drums, Virna Sanzone – vocals, guest appearance by Arun Luthra – tenor saxophone.

Tuesday 20th, 10:00 p.m. – The Jazzgroove Association presents The Arun Luthra Quartet at The 505, 280 Cleveland Street, Surry Hills, Sydney, Australia. Arun Luthra – tenor & soprano saxophones, konnakol; Steve Barry – piano; Karl Dunnicliff – bass; Tim Firth – drums. Double bill with Simon Barker.

Saturday 10th, 9:00 to 10:30 p.m. – with Tribute, performing the music of Steely Dan, at The Nutty Irishman of Farmingdale, 323 Main St., Farmingdale, Long Island, N.Y. (516) 293-9700. Featuring the horn section of Tatum Greenblatt – trumpet & flügelhorn, Arun Luthra – tenor & alto saxophones and arrangements & orchestrations, Dan Pratt – tenor saxophone, and Michael Boscarino – trombone.

Thursday 1st, 8:30 p.m. – with The Primordial Jazz Funktet at Somethin’ Jazz Club, 212 E. 52nd St., 3rd floor, Manhattan, N.Y.C. (212)371-7657. Dan Furman – piano, Miki Hirose – trumpet, Arun Luthra – tenor saxophone, Daniel Loomis – electric bass, Lucianna Padmore – drums, Maya Azucena – vocals.

November 2011

Thursday 10th, 8:30 p.m. – The Arun Luthra Quartet at Somethin’ Jazz Club(formerly Miles’ Café), 212 E. 52nd St., 3rd floor, Manhattan, N.Y.C. (212)371-7657.

October 2011

Friday 14th, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. – with TheBill Warfield New York Jazz Septet at The Shrine, 2271 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr Blvd, Harlem, N.Y.C. (212)690-7807. Bill Warfield - trumpet, Bruce Williamson - alto saxophone, Arun Luthra - tenor & soprano saxophones, David Gibson - trombone, Tim Harrison – piano , Mark Wade – bass,Steve Johns - drums.

October 2012

Friday 14th, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. – with The Bill Warfield New York Jazz Septet at The Shrine, 2271 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr Blvd, Harlem, N.Y.C. (212)690-7807. Bill Warfield – trumpet, Bruce Williamson – alto & soprano saxophone, Arun Luthra – tenor & soprano saxophones, David Gibson – trombone, Tim Harrison – piano , Mark Wade – bass, Steve Johns – drums.

Wednesday 5th, 8:30 p.m. – The Arun Luthra Quartet at SEEDS::Brooklyn, 617 Vanderbilt Ave., Brooklyn, N.Y.C. Arun Luthra – tenor & soprano saxophones, Bobby Avey – Fender Rhodes, Marco Panascia – bass, Rob Garcia – drums. Double-bill with Daniel Kelly‘s Rakonto.