Transcendence 2.0 : A Tribute concert
Transcendence is an annual Music event, This year tribute is for Mysore T. Chowdiah and Oscar Peterson, the concert where the Music of the 'Vidwan of the Violin' meets the 'the 'Maharaja of the Piano'
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).
Oscar Peterson (August 15 1925-December 23, 2007). 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).
On the concert Louiz Banks says"I strongly believe that creative music should represent original creativity and not replication, sophisticated and discerning listeners want to see musicians create art with passion, creativity and originality... they want to enjoy and experience innovation. Transcendence 2.0 2019 will feature some of the most creative musicians in the country who will surely dazzle the audience with exciting and original music ... live on stage come and enjoy and get transported into another wonderful music galaxy..."
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. Gianluca has performed the alongside Ann Hampton Callaway, Ted Rosenthal, Loretta Holloway, Tulio Mourao, Ronal Douglas,SOI and many others.
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 filled with versatility, speed and intricate pattern presentation merged with aesthetics, grace & beauty have fascinated large audiences and 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. Acclaimed as a wonder kid with astonishing musicianship, Manjunath matured as one of the outstanding Carnatic Instrumentalists.
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. An 'A' grade artist of All India Radio and Doordarshan, he has given numerous solo performances as well as accompanied many distinguished artists.
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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