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Sandip Burman and Friends
March 4, 2017 @ 12:45 pm - 2:15 pm$5
Sandip Burman and Friends at the India Fest Center Stage
Pandit Sandip Burman has for the concert at India Fest assembled an eclectic ensemble of cross-culturally trained musicians for the performance. Listeners will be delighted at what the Washington Post has described as “ fiendishly tricky time signatures, racing tempos, and raga inspired motifs” as Pandit Sandip Burman and Friends perform their fusion of Indian Classical Music and Jazz.
Burman, is an internationally touring artist from West Bengal who plays tabla and the rare tabla tarang, which is a set of 8 to 12 chromatically tuned tabla. Burman performs raagas/melodies on tabla tarang. Throughout his career of over 30 years, he has shared the stage with almost every Indian music legend, including Ravi Shankar. Currently,Burman tours frequently in Australia, New Zealand, United States, Singapore, Hong Kong and Canada. While exploring World Music, Jazz & Western Classical. Burman has played on albums such as Facing East, Vishnu, GRAMMY Award-winning album Outbound, GRAMMY Award-winning DVD Live at the Quick and Dr. L Subramanium’s album Global Fusion from Warner Brothers as well as Tim Burton film soundtrack.
Watch these spell-binding videos!
Tabla Solo with East Meets Jazz: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRcZFT18Hsw
Sandip Burman Trio at the Kennedy Center: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MV5vm81urv4
Unreleased audio: https://youtu.be/zbUSFvxdE5I
John Wubbenhorst on the Bansuri, Silver flute. Wubbenhorst’s studies included decades of instruction from maestro Hariprasad Chaurasia as well as time at Berklee school of music (jazz studies) and 2 degrees in World music from the Rotterdam Conservatorium.
He also has many years experience with western greats such as Paul Horn, Jack DeJohnette, Victor Wooten and others have made him a unique force on the world music scene. He is an eclectic world music pioneer mastering both the western flute and the bansuri (North Indian Bamboo flute). Wubbenhorst is also a noted composer and the founder of the “Facing East Music” group.
Artie Black on the saxophone is a composer, and educator based in Chicago. Recipient of the Presser Foundation Award, he earned his Master’s degree in Jazz Studies and appeared in recordings with the IU Jazz Ensemble.
Konrad Kupiec on the guitar. Kupiec is one of the three founders of Diamond Plate.
Alex Farro on the drums.
On September 2016 Kupiec announced a new band, Gharana. The trio features Alex Farro on tabla/drums, Matt Ares on bass and Kupiec on guitar – playing a fusion of musical influences ranging from Indian music, jazz, and rock..
Entance $5 per person.
Performance starts at 12:45 pm.
Please be seated in advance.