Spring 2014

Raphaelle Brochet - France

RAPHAELLE 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 European Jazz and World Music scene…

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Sreyas Narayanun (India)SREYAS 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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michel sajrawy

MICHEL SAJRAWY (ISRAEL)

Guitarist and composer Michel Sajrawy was born to a Palestinian family from Nazareth – Israel. At the age of nine he started taking guitar lessons. During the years 1990-93 he studied for and received a diploma in electronic engineering. In 1995 he moved to London, England, where he studied and completed a one-year diploma at the Musicians’ Institute – G.I.T. He began a three-year degree program in music composition at The London College of Music in 1996 under the instruction and assistance of Adam Gorb….

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TOM BRISLIN (USA)

TOM BRISLIN (USA)

Tom is a multi-faceted artist whose work spans the entire contemporary music scene – Best known as Keyboardist with Rock super group Yes on some of their tours and recordings, Tom has also performed with some of the world’s biggest acts including Meat Loaf, Robert Plant, Debbie Harry, Renaissance, Camel and many others…

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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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PHIL MATURANO (USA)

Phil was raised in a family of musicians and was drawn to the drums at an early age. His exposure at that time to the great artists of jazz helped to develop his great passion for the music. When he was 16 he began his first serious study, with jazz drumming great – Roy Mc Curdy. Under Roy’s “wing” he learned the language and art of jazz drumming. This set him on an irreversible course, towards his life long dream…

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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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