Fall 2013

raphaelle_brochetRAPHAELLE BROCHET (FRANCE)


Raphaëlle Brochet is a unique vocalist who grew up in the world of jazz and trained in South Indian Classical music. Her innate talent for improvisation and her exceptional sense of rhythm, combined with her mastering of solkattu and Persian singing makes her one of the most astounding vocalist of the Montreal Jazz and World Music scene…

 

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Sreyas aNarayanunSREYAS NARAYANUN (INDIA)


Sreyas Narayanun, who was earlier known by C. B. Ramanarayanan is Carnatic vocalist of   outstanding merit and has been giving concerts in prestigious concert halls in India and abroad. He is an ‘A’ grade artiste of All India Radio and Doordarshan, Chennai. Blessed with a deep, resonant voice which can traverse all the three octaves with complete ease and also clearly communicate the musical ideas conceptualized, his musical ideas of earned a special place in the innumerable rasikas…

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prasannaPRASANNA (INDIA)


Hailed by critics and fans around the world as one of the world’s most innovative guitarists and composers today, Prasanna truly exemplifies the notion of a global musician. From being a pioneer in performing the ancient art of traditional Indian Classical Carnatic music on the guitar to being a cutting edge guitarist and composer that blends Jazz, Rock, Classical, Blues, Reggae and everything else he feeds on into a unique signature sound…

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alexeyALEXEY KRUPSKY (UKRAINE)


Alexey Krupsky, born in Kiev/Ukraine, he studied both the violin and guitar from an early age. Studied guitar from well-known ukrainian jazz guitarist and teacher Vladimir Molotkov. Studied in a music school by the National P.I.Tchaikovsky Music Akademy, Kiev. In 1993 he entered to Glier Music College  for studying violin and jazz guitar. Played violin in students symphonic orchestra and in chamber orchestra…

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ArcoIris Sandoval (USA)ARCOIRIS SANDOVAL (USA)


ArcoIris Sandoval, 25, is a pianist, composer, and educator originally from Tucson, Arizona. While attaining a bachelor’s in piano studies from the University of Arizona under the tutelage of Jeff Haskell and Paula Fan, ArcoIris had the opportunity to perform throughout the U.S., Mexico, Europe and China. Her education was highlighted by performances with Chris Potter, Brian Lynch, John Fedchock, Paul Horn and the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra…

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STEVE ZERLIN (USA)STEVE ZERLIN (USA)


Steve “Z-man” Zerlin is a brilliant and versatile bassist, fluent in many styles. He is accomplished as a jazz musician on both electric and acoustic bass and is well versed in Eastern modalities having adapted the bass guitar to perform nuances of Indian music. He has toured India, Europe and extensively throughout the USA and performed with many top artists including Dennis Chambers, Carl Filipiak, Jack DeJohnette, Paul McCandless…

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Karina Colis (Mexico)KARINA COLIS (MEXICO)


Karina Vazquez Colis is truly one the world’s most promising talents in New York City. In addition to her skills as a drummer and percussionist, she is also an accomplished singer. Her musical work is characterized by a diversity of rhythms and styles, combining the roots of various European and Latin/South American traditions with elements of Jazz, Afro Cuban,Fusion and Pop…

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PRAPANCHAM RAVINDRAN (INDIA)PRAPANCHAM RAVINDRAN (INDIA)


Sri Prapancham Ravindran, who learnt under Thanjavur Sri.Rajam Iyer and Balakrishana Naidu, inherited the above legacy. Ravindran started playing from a tender age and attained high-level proficiency in his art. He has accompanied all stalwarts staring from accompanying Sri.Pozhakudi brothers for his Arangetram (debut). He got huge appreciation in his debut itself and still growing further in his stature as a highly sought after percussionist….

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Teaching Assistant/Research Scholar

 

alex pinto ALEX PINTO


Alex Pinto is an award winning guitarist and composer from the United States. Hailed as the most original guitarist by the jury on his way to third prize at the 2008 Montreux International Jazz Guitar Competition, Pinto has established himself as a guitarist with a sound and concept unlike any player on the scene today…

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