Jai Uttal and Ben Leinbach
Ben Leinbach is an award-winning producer, composer, engineer, and multi-instrumentalist. In the studio and on the stage he has worked with scores of illustrious artists in a myriad of genres. In the world music realm, he has produced recordings with Jai Uttal, Deva Premal and Miten, Snatam Kaur, Shiva Rea, and many others. He has engineered recordings with Joan Baez, E-40, Ledisi, and Joshua Redman, to name a few. He co-produced and co-composed several tracks on Jai Uttal's Grammy-nominated album Mondo Rama.
Jai Uttal is a pioneer in the world music community. His eclectic east-meets-west sound has put his music at the forefront of the world fusion movement. Jai Uttal's musical roots embrace a rich variety of cultures and traditions that span the globe and the centuries. From the hillbilly music of the Appalachian mountains to the passionate strains of Bengali street singers, from the haunting rhythms and melodies of ancient India to contemporary electric rock sounds, Jai's music distills the essence of diverse musical forms.