Date 9th & 10th June 2018
Venue: S.P.Jain Auditorium
06:30 PM ON 15 June2018
St. Andrew's Auditorium, 55, Saint Domnic Road, Bandra West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400050, India
A TRIBUTE SHOW IN MEMORY OF JAZZ DRUMMER BUDDY RICH & CARNATIC KANJIRA ARTISTE G. HARISHANKAR - In the endeavor to highlight the best musicians in these fields, it is only fitting that we pay homage to the legends.Our event is one of its kind and special since it’s the FIRST time Buddy Rich is being celebrated in his Centennial year in India.
The oldest musical instrument ever known to mankind is the ROCK; even the Paleolithic Man couldn’t resist the urge to tap them together and start grooving! Percussion instruments have been in existence for thousands of years and we are going to focus on two instruments from the ocean of percussion music.
Buddy Rich-He is named the World’s Greatest Drummer by Modern Drummer magazine. He had 5 GRAMMYnominations to his name ; The Jazz Unlimited Immortals of Jazz Award; President’s Special MeritAward from the Recording Academy, just to name afew.The legendary Gene Krupa cited Rich as the greatest drummer ever to have drawn breath. he had collaborated with Indian legends like Ravi Shankar and Ustad Allah Rakha.
Shri G. Harishankar- considered the greatest Kanjira artist ever for his tonal quality, intricate playing techniques and speed. Kalaimamani Govinda Rao Harishankar, who belonged to a musically inclined family ushered the Kanjira into a special placeand went on to give it an international dimension.He became the torchbearer of the Pudukkottai tradition of playing Kanjira. Though he had a very short stint and passed away early, heachieved a lot of fame and love worldwide, as a soloist and also asan accompanist to other musicians.
The Performing Stars:
Ranjit Barot is a versatile musician drummer, music director, arranger and singer. He has world wide collaborations with leading artists from all genres of music.Born to legendary Kathak exponent Sitara Devi, melody and rhythm has always been an integral part of his life. He has been described by guitar legend John McLaughlin as "one of the leading edges in drumming“ and is part of the band “ John McLaughlin and the 4th Dimension “, touring Europe
Bangalore N Amrit, is a globally-renowned musician, performer,and frame-drummer. He had the fortune of learning Khanjira from “Khanjira Maestro”Legendary Vidwan Sri G Harishankar. It is only fitting that he paystribute to his Guru. He is the youngest Khanjira Artist to be awarded with the “A-TOP GRADE” from the All India Radio, Govt. of India. His power-packed performances filled withversatility, speed and intricate pattern presentation merged withaesthetics, grace & beauty have fascinated large audiences and received critical acclaim all over the world..
Integrating The Future - Sound Light Audiovisual
Now in its 18th edition, PALM Expo is India’s foremost platform for stage, entertainment venue and music creation and production technology. The expo continues to grow year on year, with local and international pro audio, lighting, and audiovisual manufacturers convening to showcase cutting edge technology on the expo floor.
PALM expo on its part fulfills its mantra of providing a neutral platform, acknowledged and reputed for galvanizing sales and delivering business on the exhibit floor. In the past 17 glorious editions the show has become an industrial phenomenon, showcasing front line technological innovations, delivering abundant opportunities for brand building and networking, and fuelling the industry by connecting manufacturers and distributors with dealers and end-users.
Uli Jon Roth aka “Father of Neo-Classical Metal Genre”, a guitar legend and one of the most important innovators of the electric guitar. He was born in Düsseldorf, Germany, on Dec 18, 1954.In 1973, Uli joined the Scorpions and recorded five albums with them, these were Fly To The Rainbow (1974), In Trance (1975), Virgin Killer (1976) and Taken by Force (1977). Uli's farewell album was a live in 1978 - Tokyo Tapes. It is generally recognized as one of the great live-albums in the history of rock music and has influenced scores of younger musicians. In 2006, the Scorpions performed a reunion concert and he also founded a teaching facility in Los Angeles and named it Sky Academy with the purpose of sharing his musical philosophy. In 2013 Uli recorded Scorpions Revisited, a double album consisting entirely of his favorite early Scorpions songs which were given an exciting new lease of life.
#43 Greatest Rock Guitarists of the 70s
#65 Best Metal Guitarists
Inventor of Sky Guitar
Founder of Sky Academy
Located in a former mill, the Mumbai outpost of the US chain of resto-bars has a mixed reputation among the city's musicians. In the first couple of years after opening, in 2006, indie rock acts were often asked to include a stipulated number of cover songs in their set lists. These days, Hard Rock Café, which hosts gigs every Tuesday and Thursday night, sticks mostly to cover bands, with a couple of dates a month spared for indie groups. Skip these gigs, and come here only for the ticketed events, when one of the seating areas is cleared to make room for a larger stage, for performances by Indian indie icons (folk-fusion veterans Indian Ocean, electro-rock superstars Pentagram), international chart toppers (Wyclef Jean, Jay Sean) or club-packing DJs (Bob Sinclair, Paul van Dyk). Be warned, though: the waiters break into a synchronised jig every time the Village People's "YMCA" comes on.
Bombay Dyeing Mill Compound, Pandurang Budhkar Marg, Worli, + 91 22 2438 2888, Hardrockindiablog.com. Open daily noon-1.30am. Performance times and entrance fees vary