Summer 2014


Peggy Larson, is jazz singer with special skills in improvisation and choral directing. She lived in Holland for many years, where she is well known both as a leader in choral music, and as a singer of contemporary jazz. She led the Peggy Larson Band, professional choir Tamam, which performed contemporary jazz compositions, and Peggy’s Angels, popular throughout the Netherlands for their outstanding jazz and world music repertoire. She is a faculty member in the voice department of McNally Smith College of Music, St. Paul, MN…..




Ed first studied Cello but quickly moved on to guitar. He received a degree in performance and teaching at the German National Conservatory of Music in Nurenberg. Ed’s unique mix of Heavy Metal and Bebop Jazz styles and his masterful shredding earned him comparisons to other guitar heroes like Steve Vai, Frank Gambale and Scott Henderson…





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…



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…



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…



phil_maturanoPHIL 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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