Charu Suri is a pianist, composer and journalist who became the first female Indian American jazz composer to premier original work at Carnegie Hall. Her first original album, "Lollipops for Breakfast,” won a Global Music Award, as did her latest releases, “The Book of Ragas" scored for a trio and a Sufi singer, and The New American Songbook with the vocal talents of Danielle Erin Rhodes. “The Book of Ragas” has been praised by critics as a new sound in jazz. Her work has been performed by cellist Yo-Yo Ma and double bassist, Edgar Meyer. She is a voting member of the Recording Academy (The GRAMMYS®).