Reviews

2016    

Subramanian, Megha. "This Musician Transcends Racial Norms with his Music.", thebrowndesi.com, October 17

Rao, Madan Mohan. "Pay Attention to your Inner Music: Interview with saxophonist/composer Sundar Viswanathan." worldmusiccentral.org. August 03

Stone, Michael. Review of 'Petal', Rootsworld, July 06

Bhatt, Kamla. Review of 'Petal', KZSU Zookeeper Online (Stanford, CA), June 23

Corby, Paul. Review of 'Petal', "Corby's Orbit: Whorled Music - the new album by AVATAAR: 'Petal'", June 13

Moore, John Frederick. Review of 'Petal', JAZZIZ magazine, June 10

Showering Thoughts, Review of 'Petal', Earshot Online, June 6

Ephland, John. 3.5/5 stars Review of 'Petal', DOWNBEAT magazine, May 

Slawecki, Chris M. 4/5 stars review "India to Italy, Brazil to Slovenia - Where WON'T Jazz Go?" allaboutjazz.com, May 3

Review of 'Petal', Midwest Book Review, May 2016

Review of 'Petal', Bird is the Worm, May 2

Panjhwani, Radhika. "The Jazzed Version of Sundar Viswanathan's Life is Just as Impressive", torontodesidiaries.com, May 16

Easwar, Shagorika. "Composer is All the Raag", Desi Magazine, Vol. 20, Issue 4, April  

Harris, George W. Review of 'Petal', Jazz Weekly, April. 28

CFRU 93.3 (Guelph), Top 10 charts (International), April 26

Tucker, Mark. Review of 'Petal', Vampirus Veritas Newsletter, April 25

Bernard, Yves. Review of 'Petal', Le Devoirs: Libre de Penser, April 15

Grossman, Josh. Concert Review (Avataar), "On Composing" Toronto Jazz Festival AD Blog, March 31

Grossman, Josh. Review of 'Petal', Toronto Jazz Festival AD Blog, March 24

Camia, Shirley. JAZZ FM, feature story: "Sundar Viswanathan expands repertoire with World Music",  March 23

Zeichner, Baruch. Interview, Paradigms (online radio show), March 25

Keown, Katherine Mary. "High Energy and Dreamy", The Sudbury Star, March 19 

Edwards, Grego Applegate. Review of 'Petal', Gapplegate Guitar and Bass Blog, March 18

Doyle-Marshall, William. "Sundar Viswanathan launches AVATAAR CD", Indo-Caribbean World newspaper, March 16

Captain Fidanza. Review of 'Petal', Collective Zine (UK), March 14

Timar, Andrew. Review of 'Petal', Wholenote magazine, February 23

Paul, Jay. Review of 'Petal', WRUV Reviews, February 14

Orr, Tom, Review of 'Petal', worldmusiccentral.org, February 13

Nadal, James, 4/5 stars Review of "Petal", allaboutjazz.com, February 12

The Midwest Record, Review of 'Petal', February 02

McGuirk, Will. Slow City"The Fragrant Fragments of three new albums: HIGHS, Casey Mecija, and AVATAAR." article, January 14

2014

The Klondike Sun, "Artist Profile: JAFFA ROAD", June 25

2013    

Coyle, Jim, “Breathing New Life into Old Music”, feature article on Jaffa Road, Toronto Star,     June 15

 Stern, Cara, “Jaffa Road Thrilled about Juno Nomination”, Canadian Jewish News, March 05 

 Sound on Sound online, review, ‘Where the Light Gets In’, January

Ghert- Zand, Renee, "Jewish Group wins Canadian Music Award", the Assimilator, November 12

2012    

Stoute, Lenny, Cashbox Magazine, review of “Where the Light Gets In”,  December 21 2012     

Delarue, New York Music Daily, “A Tale of Two Imaginative Sephardic Bands”, review of “Where the Light Gets In”, December 20

Safar, Erez, Algeimeiner online, review/interview, ‘Where the Light Gets In’, December 12

Aromero, Worldmusiccentral.org, review, ‘Where the Light Gets In’, December 05

Shemspeed, Jewlicious Magazine online, review, ‘Where the Light Gets In’, November 06

Sylvester, Daniel, review “Where the Light Gets In”, in Exclaim! Online,  November 01

Olds, David, review, ‘Where the Light Gets In’, Wholenote Magazine, November

Warner, Andrea, review/interview, ‘Where the Light Gets In”, CBC RADIO Blog post, October 26

Nazareth, Errol, review, “Where the Light Gets In”, on Soundcloud, October 13

Levi Ajzenkopf, Andy, “Jaffa Road lets in some Light”, review, in The Canadian Jewish News”, October 08

Worldbeat International, online review, ‘Where the Light Gets In’, October

2011    

Andrews, Mark, Vancouver Sun, review, "Ricochet"

Hum, Peter, Ottawa Citizen, review, "Ricochet"

Galloway, Jim, Wholenote magazine, review, "Ricochet"

Gillespie, Terry, Guelph Mercury, review, "Ricochet"

2010    

Top 30 Charts CIVL 101.7 FM (Abbotsford, BC), "What a Dream I Had: Sundar Quartet", August 17

Hum, Peter, The Ottawa Citizen (jazzblog.ca), “Beyond song fatigue (vocal jazz CDs reviewed), review of “What a Dream I Had”, July 23

Panic Manual (online), “NXNE Review: Jaffa Road, Kobo Town, June 17, Bread and Circus”, June 21

Midwest Record, review of "What a Dream I Had", June 01

Cohen, Dan, Muse’s Muse, review of “What a Dream I Had”, June 06

Walseth, Brad, JazzChicago.net, review of “What a Dream I Had”, June

Spector, Chris, Midwest Record (online), review of “What a Dream I Had”, June

Top 10 Charts CJLO 1690 kHZ (Montreal, PQ), "What a Dream I Had", April 13

Wassenberg, Anya, Art and Culture Maven, "Jaffa Road Garners Juno Nomination", March 17

Earshot Jazz Charts Top 20, National College/Community Radio, "What a Dream I Had", March

Infantry, Ashante. “Born to Croon the Standards”, Toronto Star, February 25

2008    

Desouza, Jerry, “Hope and Infinity: Sundar’s Induswest Project”, www.allaboutjazz.com, January 28

2007

Fujino, David, "Culture and Jazz", concert review of Sundar's Induswest Project, the live music report, May 11