Ragas To Reels feat. Utsav Lal & Sam Comerford at Blue Frog, Mumbai

  • Date / Time: 04/03/2014 : 10:00 PM
  • Location: The Blue Frog
  • Address: The Blue Frog, Mathuradas Mills compound,Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel West,Mumbai,Maharashtra,India
  • Entry: Rs. 350 post 9pm or Rs.1000 (Full Cover)
  • Phone: (+)91-22-61586158, (+)91-22-65251716, (+)91-22-65251718
  • Email: info@bluefrog.co.in, reservations@bluefrog.co.in

Utsav Lal – Piano
Glasgow based creative pianist and composer, Utsav Lal has captured the imagination of worldwide audiences and the unique title of ‘Raga Pianist’ with his inimitable playing style and innovative handling of a raga. Acclaimed for the simplicity, sincerity and depth of his music, this 21-year-old classical and jazz pianist has drawn attention for his extensive collaborative work, in particular with Irish and Scottish musicians.

Performances at several jazz festivals and global venues including The Kennedy Centre-Washington DC, Lal  holds the coveted title of “Young Steinway Artist” on the world’s top pianists’ roster; TiE-Aspire Young Indian Achiever award 2012; and is the first musician to introduce the piano at the 137th Harivallabh Sangeet Sammelan, India’s oldest classical music festival.

Lal is a part of Scotland’s instrumental 15 piece music collective FAT-SUIT and his recent 6 member band- the Utsav Lal project which mixes jazz, Celtic and Indian rhythms has performed to excellent reviews at The Jazz Bar, Edinburgh and Glasgow Art Club.

Sam Comerford – Irish Flute/Saxophone
Hailing from a family of musicians, 22 yr old, Sam Comerford has been an integral part of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann – the largest group involved in the preservation and promotion of Irish traditional music. Sam plays the tin whistle, wooden flute and is a well-known Jazz saxophonist.

Representing Ireland in the European Saxophone Ensemble with over 25 concerts in Europe, improvising and playing new music from contemporary jazz and new music composers, Sam is also co-leader of Aerie, a contemporary jazz group from Ireland/Germany/Estonia/Switzerland. Extensive performances with several Ceili bands & groups in Ireland, Sam has earned a name for his exceptional musicality in both jazz and trad Irish music circuits.

Durjay Bhaumik- Tabla
An acclaimed accompanist and soloist, Durjay Bhaumik’s tonal excellency, technical virtuosity and sensitivity towards music has seen him participate in several music festivals in India and collaborations with jazz and fusion bands.