Brooklyn Raga Massive (BRM) is a collective of forward thinking musicians rooted in and inspired by Indian classical music, based in Brooklyn and Harlem, New York. Hailed as “Leaders of the Raga Renaissance” by The New Yorker, BRM creates original composed music by its members, but also music by a.o. John Coltrane, Alice Coltrane and Terry Riley in a unique cross-cultural Raga inspired discourse, merging the jazz world and the Indian classical world in a unique way. BRM will feature musical director and drummer/tabla player Sameer Gupta, bassist Rahsaan Carter, Arun Ramamurthy on violin, and harpist Brandee Younger, to name a few. As BRM is an incubator of new music collaborations MJAZZ has curated a unique collaboration with highly-acclaimed trumpeter/composer from The Netherlands, Eric Vloeimans. Vloeimans is known for shaping improvisational music and jazz with classical music, electronica, Arabic music and more. He has led various groups breaching barriers between music from different cultures. This will be the first time Vloeimans will work closely with Indian classical music, which will surely result in a remarkably dynamic, surprising and utterly unique concert.
Sameer Gupta (drums, table, musical director); Jay Gandhi (bansuri); Arun Ramamurthy (violin); Brandee Younger (harp); Rashaan Carter (bass); Abhik Mukherjee (sitar); Sharik Hasan (keyboards, piano); Pawan Benjamin (saxophone); Eric Vloeimans (trumpet)
PAARD | Main Stage | Time: 17:00 – 18:15 hrs.