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Rafiq Bhatia

Early influences on Rafiq Bhatia such as Jimi Hendrix, John Coltrane, and Madlib—as well as mentors and collaborators including Vijay Iyer and Billy Hart—prompted him to see music as a way to actively shape and represent his own identity, not limited by anyone else’s prescribed perspective. With his embrace of electronica, jazz, rock, and multiple Indian and American musical influences, Bhatia—a first-generation son of Muslim immigrants and the guitarist of the band Son Lux—“blows up all expectations about what can be done with the instrument and how it should sound” (The New York Times).

Club-style performances offer first-come, first-served seating at tables of four in the Studio Theatre. Full bar service with snacks is available during the performance.

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Patron Sponsors

  • Jill & James Quisenberry

Patron Co-sponsors

  • Frances & Marc Ansel
  • Beverly & Mike Friese
  • Gigi & Frank Miles
  • A. Mark Neuman
  • Brenda & Steve Pacey
  • Julia & Gene Robinson
  • Trent Shepard

Corporate and Community Gold Sponsor

  • The Whip at Backland radio dot com

Corporate and Community Silver Sponsor

  • Chambanamoms.com
  • Kessler Optical

Corporate and Community Bronze Sponsors

  • The Blind Man Hunter Douglas Gallery
  • Carter’s Furniture
  • Dimond Bros. Insurance, LLC
  • The Upper Bout

The three-day guitar spectacular of ELLNORA is possible only because of individual donations and corporate sponsorships. Krannert Center thanks our event sponsors—performances at the Center could not happen without their support. We hope you will consider joining them to ensure Krannert Center’s vibrancy now and for generations to come. Learn more about sponsoring an event »

Event Details

Studio Theatre, Club-Style
Sa Sep 07, 2019 - 7:15pm
Sa Sep 07, 2019 - 9:00pm
Pick Five+: 48 / SC 43 / STU 15 / UI & YTH 10 Single: 50 / SC 45 / STU 15 / UI & YTH 10