Date & Time 6.30 pm onwards, June 8, 2019.
Venue: St. Andrews Auditorium, BandraWest, Mumbai.
Entry Free..Invtations available on Insider.in
Transcendence is an annual Music event, that pays tribute to Legends of Carnatic & Western Jazz. This year Transcendence 2.0 tribute concert is for the Carnatic legend Mysore T. Chowdiah and Jazz Legends Oscar Peterson, the concert where the Music of the 'Vidwan of the Violin' meets the Maharaja of the Piano'. Transcendence means the act of rising above something to a superior state. Spiritually it means you have reached the state of Moksha or Nirvana ...When you achieve transcendence, you have gone beyond ordinary limitations and the mundane.
Gigue proudly brings two modern day legends Dr. Mysore Manjunath (Violin) and Grammy nominee - Louiz Banks (Piano)) to take the audience through various levels of consciousness culminating into the transcendent state through their music.accompanied by Vidwan Bangalore Amrit-Khanjira, Gino Banks-Drums. Gianluca Liberatore-Bass Guitar and Pt. Yogesh Samsi- Tabla.
Carnatic legend Mysore T. Chowdiah (1894- 1967) violinist, innovator, teacher, an organizer, a composer and a thespian.He designed the seven-stringed violin He was called the Vidwan of the Violin). While he remains a shining star in the hearts and minds of true connoisseurs his contribution to carnatic music is alive till today. Last year Carnatic legend G. Harishankar (Khanjira) was honored with a tribute by Vidwan Bangalore Amrit (Khanjira). This is the first time a tribute is being given to Jazz Legend Oscar Peterson (August 15 1925-December 23, 2007) in India. He was a Canadian Jazz Pianist and Composer and called the "Maharaja of the piano" by Duke Ellington. He released over 200 recordings, won eight Grammy Awards, and received numerous other awards and honours. He is considered one of the greatest jazz pianists and played thousands of concerts worldwide in a career lasting more than 60 years. Last year Jazz legend Buddy Rich (Drums) was honored with a tribute, by Ranjit Barot (Drums).
The Performing Stars:
Louiz Banks-Concept, Composer, Key Boards. A Grammy nominee, who has been spearheading the Jazz Movement in India for the past three decades. He has been singularly instrumental in bringing a high standard of Jazz performance for jazz devotees in India.
Gianluca Liberatore-Bass Guitar, A bass player born in Palermo,Italy. Graduated at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, he moved to Mumbai in 2015, where he works as Dean of Academics at the True School of Music Mumbai..
Gino Banks-Drums. He is the son of Louiz Banks, India’s legendary jazz pianist and composer. Gino is a versatile musician, this trait leads him to perform and record with artists and bands of all types of genres.
Vidwan Bangalore Amrit- Khanjira. He is a globally-renowned musician, performer, and frame-drummer. His power-packed performances are received critical acclaim all over the world.
Vidwan Dr. Mysore Manjunath-Western & Carnatic Violin is a globally-renowned violinist was a child prodigy who matured quickly to emerge as one of the Top Ranking Violinists in India today.
Pt. Yogesh Samsi- Tabla was born in the family of the renowned vocalists Pandit Dinkar Kaikini and Shashikala Kaikini. from the age of ten he studied with the late Ustad Alla Rakha.
The event is organized by Gigue Entertainment a division of SRH Consilium LLP lead by Rajashekhar Srinivasan and this initiative would not be possible without the support of Aditya Birla Sunlife Capital Mutual Funds, Indian Oil Corporation & Bombay Dyeing.
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Those of you who have been around from the 1960's through the 1990's will remember the vibrant live music scene in almost every starred hotel in India. Those were the days when you walked into a nightclub like 'Rendezvous' at The Taj Mahal hotel and 'Supper Club' at the Oberoi Sheraton in Mumbai to see curtains going up on a band that was the prime focus of these outlets. Every seat in these restaurants allowed an unobstructed view of the band that performed every night on resident contracts. Today all this has disappeared thanks to some ridiculously high entertainment taxes on live music. Today, non off these hotels have complete bands playing save for a few that feature small duos or solo singers. The Lodhi in New Delhi, recently listed among the world's best hotels, decided to step in and rewind to the good old days. They got Goa's premier jazz quartet 'Jazz Junction' to move to Delhi on a resident contract and the decision has paid off in terms of footfalls generated by the band. Jazz Junction featuring singer Daniella Rodrigues, pianist Tony Dias,
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