Sarathy Korwar

Vidisha Jain (BBC)

Nobody likes being typecast — and the UK-based percussionist Sarathy Korwar is no exception.

But because he grew up in India and has a predilection for jazz, he often finds himself lumped into one group or another. On his 2019 album More Arriving, Korwar combats those narratives and reclaims his own.

Chris Tobin / WBGO

The 2020 Winter Jazzfest, which runs through Jan. 18, presents myriad vantage points for music discovery.

A new one this year was the Bowers & Wilkins Sound Lounge.

Last Thursday, Friday and Saturday, WBGO broadcast a series of live performances and interviews from the space, a sleek alcove off the lobby of the Moxy NYC East Village, a Winter Jazzfest sponsor hotel. We streamed these sessions on Facebook Live.

Renata Raksha

Along with the latest by Kneebody and Sarathy Korwar.