The Music

"A Touch of Clazz"

With his unique blend of classical and jazz Surendran has created a new kind of sound which he called "clazz". Diverse stylistic components and influences flow effortlessly into each other in his compositions and improvisation: these include, to name but a few, traditional African music, mbaqanga rhythms, jazz from standard to fusion, rock, blues, Javanese gamelan - "world music" in the truest sense of the word. In Surendran's solo piano recitals he turned music into a global experience. His extreme versatility combining great emotional intensity with a staggering technical brilliance made him one of the unique musical geniuses of our time.