Kabir Dalawari


Kabir Dalawari is a drummer, composer and educator based in Chicago, Illinois. As a bandleader, Dalawari has showcased his groups at Chicago’s best venues. His debut album, Awareness, was released in March 2022 and continues to receive both national and international acclaim. His sophomore effort, Last Call, is out in April 2024. Dalawari’s artistic vision is to blend traditional jazz language with a contemporary approach inspired by his studies of Black American and North Indian music.

“tight and cellular, yet wide-open enough to springboard the quartet’s fanciful improvisations” – Chicago Tribune

As leader