The New Shanti – Indo Jazz at The BFlat Bar, Bangalore

  • Date / Time: 08/02/2013 : 8:30 PM
  • Address: The BFlat Bar, 100 FEET Rd, Indiranagar,Bangalore,Karnataka,India
  • Phone: 080 25278361 / 41739250


Ustad Aashish Khan (Sarod)

Shiraz Ali Khan (Sarod)

Bachospati Chakraborty (Bass Guitar)

Avijit Sarkar (Drums)

Dishari Chakraborty (Santoor and Keyboard)

Arindam Bhattacharya (Hindustani vocals)

Arijit Tagore (Pakhawaj and Tabla)

Subholina Sen (Backing Vocals)

Sarod Maestro, Ustad Aashish Khan, debuts his new project for the first time, on this visit to India – at the BFlat Bar, in Bangalore.

Ustad Aashish Khan is the son of legendary Padma Vibhushan Ali Akbar Khan and the grandson of Padma Vibhushan Baba Allauddin Khan, thereby the 3rd generation stalwart from the lineage of the Maihar-Seniya gharana.

He shoulders the responsibility of this vast musical heritage that he is part of even as he leads by the hand the younger generation of this venerable gharana with ‘The New Shanti’, his Indo-Jazz group. Ustad Aashish Khan will be accompanied by his nephew and protege, Shiraz Ali Khan, grandson of the late Ustad Ali Akbar Khan and Hindustani vocalist Arindam Bhattacharya along with a talented band of young musicians.

Straddling both these roles with equal ease to produce music that is truly immortal, he breaks barriers across generations and cultures, transcending all with the universal language of music.

Ustad Aashish Khan was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2006 in the ‘Best World Music’ category for his album “Golden Strings of the Sarode”. He is a recipient of Government of India’s highest honour in performing arts, the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award. Besides being a high-profile performer, composer, and conductor, he is also an adjunct professor of Indian classical music at the California Institute of the Arts, and the University of California at Santa Cruz, U.S.A.

THE NEW SHANTI is a revival of his original project, SHANTI, which was the first Indo jazz ensemble launched by the maestro in 1969, with Neil Sidel, Frank Lupica, Steve Hael, Steve Leach, Zakir Hussain and Pranesh Khan. The concert will present him combining elements of Hindustani Classical, jazz and blues. Very reluctant to use the word fusion because the Ustad feels it is over used and restricts the scope or even the understanding of what he wishes to present, he calls the genre “Indo – Jazz”.