Karim Ellaboudi Trio

A classically trained pianist, composer, arranger, popularly known for his engaging rhythmic sensibilities


Known for his immense energy and virtuosity, Karim is not only a wonderful accompanist but also a very good band leader.

Of Sudanese origin and raised in London, Karim has been playing piano since the age of four. Equally at ease with classical music, RnB, soul and jazz, he spent 10 years as an active sessions player in London, Manchester and Leeds.

He is one of the most in-demand session players in the Indian music circuit. He performs with the likes of Ranjit Barot, Loy Mendonsa, Gino Banks, Pawan Benjamin, Sanjay Divecha and Adrian D’Souza. He has also performed with the world renowned percussionist Trilok Gurtu.

He has been picked to play in the most sought after ensembles and has played club shows, concerts and jazz festivals around the UK and Europe, notably the Glastonbury festival.

He has played a prominent role in bringing together the independent music communities in Delhi and Bombay. 

Karim’s artistry is fueled by his passion for improvisation and communication in an ensemble setting. He has won many hearts with his unmatched ability to improvise on stage. 

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