Madras Special – New Generation (IN/DE/HU)

Opus Jazz Club
  • Ramesh Shotham - drums, percussion
  • Zoltán Lantos - violin
  • Sebastian Müller - guitar
  • Reza Askari - bass

Gallery tickets will be available on the spot even if the online ticketing system tells you that the show is sold out. Please order your drinks downstairs at the bar if you are seated on the gallery.

Throughout today’s Europe, music is in motion, and the sounds emanating from Paris, Barcelona and London are a powerful motif for the continent’s growing cultural diversity. Add to that list Cologne, home to percussionist Ramesh Shotham, and his rhythm tour de force Madras Special.

He’s a native of the bustling city of Chennai (formerly Madras), and a lifelong disciple of Carnatic music, the classical tradition of South India, revered for its rhythmic sophistication and its unique family of percussion instruments such as mridangam, tavil, ghatam, dolak and kanjira.

Based in Europe since the 80’s, he has been a charismatic ambassador for his tradition, performing with diverse artists like Lebanese oud virtuoso Rabih Abou Khalil and jazz provocateur Steve Coleman, the late great Charlie Mariano, Karnataka College of Percussion, the Carla Bley Big Band or the WDR Big Band. With Madras Special, he creates a living mandala of sound and rhythm, drawing on the vivid personalities of Zoltan Lantos, Sebastian Müller and Reza Askari.


Tickets are available for 3200 HUF on the spot, online at, and at InterTicket Jegypont partners across Hungary.

Table reservations are automatically added during ticket purchase.
Please note that if you purchase an odd number of seats, you might have to share the table with others, especially if the concert is sold out.
For the best dining experience please arrive around 7pm.
We hold reservations until 8pm.

For more information, please call +36 1 216 7894


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