- Date: Sunday, 6 September 2015, 4pm (doors open 3:30pm)
- Venue: Kindlehill Performance Space — 8 Lake Street, Wentworth Falls, NSW
- Series: This event is part of the Sydney Sacred Music Festival 2015 series
- Tickets: Pre-booked Adult: $25 | Pre-booked Concession: $20 (or +$5 for tickets at the door) — Tickets can be purchased online
Sarangan Sriranganathan: Sitar, Vocals
Sandy Evans: Tenor /Soprano saxophone
Brett Hirst: Double Bass
Bobby Singh: Tabla
In this special concert four of Australia’s leading jazz and Indian musicians weave an extraordinary kaleidoscope of colour, rhythm and melody. Their soulful melodies, breathtaking improvisations, hypnotic grooves and stunning percussion solos celebrate the fusion of jazz and Indian music in a unique and sublime way.
‘Listening to Bhairavi Tillana…I found myself entering a kind of trance and feeling as if I could listen for hours and be absolutely absorbed by the intricate rhythmic and melodic patterns.’ Roger Mitchell, Ausjazz Blog - June 2010.
Mantratonic features Sarangan Sriranganathan, a virtuoso much loved for his mesmerizing voice and enchanting sitar playing; internationally renowned saxophonist Sandy Evans; acclaimed tabla player Bobby Singh, and jazz double bass master Brett Hirst. Mantratonic have played to rave reviews at the OzAsia Festival, Parramasala Festival, Live At The Village, SIMA, Camelot and Sunday Live for the ABC. Their first CD ‘Kapture’ was released on Rufus records in 2015 to critical acclaim.
Sandy Evans is widely recognised for her outstanding abilities as a musician and composer. Sandy was awarded an OAM in 2010 and received the Inaugural Bell Award for Australian Jazz Musician of The Year, as well as many APRA, ARIA and Mo Awards.
Sarangan Sriranganathan is an extraordinary artist whose music evokes ultimate peacefulness and eternal joy. Perfection of tone and execution come as spontaneously to Sarangan as the free and unfettered flow of his ideas. His performances have earned global accolades at some of the world’s most famous venues and music festivals, such as the Queen Elizabeth Halls, Sydney Opera House, Womad Music Festival, Woodford Folk Festival and the 2010 Commonwealth Games.
ARIA Award winner Bobby Singh was born in England, and spent much of his youth in India studying tabla. Under the guidance of Aneesh Pradhan, Bobby was nurtured into a mature, internationally renowned tabla virtuoso. He is well known for his work with artists like Circle of Rhythm, Rasa Duende, Jeff Lang, Slava Grigoriyan DHA and the electronic/fusion group “The Bird”.
Brett Hirst is one of Australia’s most in demand bass players and with has performed and recorded with such outstanding Australian and international artists as Mike Nock, Mark Isaacs, Lior, Katie Noonan, James Morrison and Vince Jones.
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