Phase Anomaly by The Bodhisattwa Trio ft. Andrew Kay at Blue Frog, Mumbai

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  • Date / Time: 06/14/2015 : 10:00 PM
  • Location: The Blue Frog
  • Address: The Blue Frog, Mathuradas Mills compound, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel ,Mumbai,Maharashtra,India

“The Bodhisattwa Trio” is an Experimental Jazz Rock outfit which believes in the expression of unadulterated human feelings, in the form of sounds created from energy deep within the human soul. Drawing influences from musical ideas, musicians, feelings and experiences in their lives, the trio, with Bijit Bhattacharya on Bass and Premjit Dutta on Drums delivers a mix of original instrumental tunes as well as a few interpretations of pieces written by legends whose works have passed the trials of time to inspire generations of artists around the world. After releasing their debut album “Intersections” in January 2014, the band has had successful tours and shows including a tour of Europe in May 2014, a tour of Bangladesh in September 2014, the Kolkata International Jazzfest 2014, followed by a series of shows in Mumbai, Bangalore and Kolkata in Feb-March 2015.

BODHISATTWA GHOSH (Guitars)

A disciple of Indian Guitar legend Amyt Datta, Bodhisattwa is a musician who is constantly looking to stretch the boundaries of music, aiming to create a sound which is uniquely his own.

An endorsee of Fender Guitars, USA and Ernie Ball Guitar Strings, USA, he has worked as a guitar player/composer since 2002 and played in major venues/festivals across the globe  and collaborated  with reputed musicians from around the world. Bodhisattwa has been an integral part of critically acclaimed Ethno-Jazz outfit “Kendraka”, World Music ensemble “Taal Tantra and is the Songwriter/Guitar Player/Synth Player of his Electronic/Alternative outfit “Zoo”. Bodhisattwa has also been performing regularly with Pop-Funk outfit “Crystal Grass”. He is also currently working on an experimental acoustic duo.

BIJIT BHATTACHARYA (Bass)

Bijit is one of the most talented bass players in Kolkata, actively involved in studio sessions as well as the live music scene.He has been a permanent member of bands like Safire, Catch 22, nationally acclaimed folk-fusion act Friends of Fusion, Nukkad Salsa Project, Crayon Joint and much more.

He has been playing sessions for several films and has worked with several music directors of repute. Apart from “The Bodhisattwa Trio”, Bijit is currently making music with Electronic/Alternative outfit “Zoo”, Blues Band “Big Family Blues Ensemble” and folk fusion act “Charon”.

PREMJIT DUTTA (Drums)

Premjit is a ‘Sangeet Bisharod’ in Tabla from Bangiyo Sangeet Parishad and a Grade 8 Non-Classical Scholar under Trinity College, London.He has also been learning Latin Jazz for the last 7 years under Veteran Conguero Monojit Datta. He has been teaching the drums at Calcutta School of Music since 2007, Calcutta Centre for Communication and Creativity from 2008 and has been conducting workshops at various institutes and organizations throughout the country. He is playing with Latin Jazz outfit Los Amigos and has played at the distinguished Jazz festivals in India and abroad. He is also currently working on his Alternative/Indie outfit Camouflage.

Featured Artist- Andrew Kay

Andrew Kay is a professional saxophonist and woodwind musician from Toronto, Canada. Having received his formal education in Contemporary Music/ Jazz Performance at the Humber Institute of Advanced Learning, under Mark Promane, Kelly Jefferson, and Pat LaBarbera, Andrew has performed all over Canada, the U.S.A., Europe and India in various different ensembles and settings; performing in a wide range of styles including; Modern & Contemporary Jazz, Experimental, Hip-Hop, Funk/R&B, Eastern European, World Music, and Indian Classical Music.

Emerging as one of the first westerners to perform Northern Indian Classical music on the saxophone Andrew has been travelling to Kolkata, India, learning under respected vocalist and Guru PanditShantanu Bhattacharyya.  Andrew is focusing on the application, development and performance of both vocal and instrumental Raga music on the Alto Saxophone.  Through his love and admiration for India’s music and culture, Andrew co-created the Canadian Indo-Jazz group Monsoon; a collective dedicated to composing and performing an innovative synthesis of music from the East and the West.  Created alongside Monsoon, is the organization Monsoon-Music which hosts and organizes the annual Toronto Indo-Jazz Festival, together with the Monsoon-Music Scholarship; a charity dedicated to supporting talented young children in India who are pursuing the study of music.

The Project- “Phase Anomaly”

“Phase Anomaly” is a project undertaken by The Bodhisattwa Trio and Andrew Kay, where Andrew adds his own spectrum of sound via the Alto Saxophone, meshing in with the Electric Guitar, Electric Bass and Drums. The project was created to explore possibilities of the trio’s compositions, and expand the process of spontaneous improvisation, fathoming harmonic depths and complexities.

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