Pawan Benjamin Quartet Plus Special Guests at Shapeshifter Lab. 8:30PM
Will be playing Bansuri and Saxophone with my good friend Jake Goldbas on Drums and Percussion at the Metropolitan Museum of Art from 2-3:15. For more information please click the following link
Below is a shot from an amazing concert I was fortunate enough to be a part of which featured Samarth Nagarkar on Vocals, Dan Weiss on Drums, and Anjna Swaminathan on Violin. Our collective forces brought the worlds of Jazz, Hindustani, and Carnatic musics together. It was an honor to play with such heavyweights in their fields! Big thanks to Samarth, Dan, and Anjna, for the music and for Ohad Talmor who has set up an amazing listening environment in Brooklyn.
Two exciting performances are coming up. The first is a Duo concert with the amazing pianist Angelo DiLoreto at the Kitano on Tuesday April 7th.
On April 18th, I will be performing Terry Riley's "In C" at Jack in Brooklyn. It should be an exciting show with over 15 amazing musicians coming together. Don't miss this!
Very happy to be back in NYC, and am excited to be a part of a new project, Om Gam Ensemble. Composed of Michael Gam on Bass, Arun Ramamurthy on Violin, Shikalik Ghoshal on Tabla, and Kane Mathis on the Oud and Kora, the ensemble brings together the musical traditions of Africa, India, the Middle East, and jazz together for an amazing confluence of sound. The picture above is from the Brooklyn Raga Massive at studio 481, March 19, 2015.
The Concert was featured on New York Radio Live!
Visit www.nycradiolive.org and search for Om Gam Ensemble to listen to the concert
Back in NYC
Feeling very thankful for an amazing year and a half in India. It was an amazing experience, and I am so lucky to have met so many talented people from all walks of life, and especially lucky to have seen as much of the country as I was able to see. Must get back soon, but for now, Im enjoying getting back into the swing of things in NY.