Out of Genre, the solo debut album from distinguished sitarist Jonathan Mayer, spans world, jazz and classical genres. Featuring jazz trumpet legend Kenny Wheeler, the program includes the premiere recording of sitar transcriptions of works by J.S. Bach. Son of the late composer and co-founder of Indo-Jazz Fusions John Mayer, Jonathan studied sitar with Clem Alford (the first ever European sitar player), Pandit Subroto Roy Chowdhury of Senia Gharana and Wajahat Khan (direct descendent of Mia Tansen the great musician, one of the nine jewels in Moghul court of Emperor Akbar). He also studied composition with his father and later with Andrew Downes at the Birmingham Conservatoire. Out of Genre also features the first ever recording of the newly invented pygmy sitar.