Jazmin with special Guest Anoushka Shankar
Nehru Park, New Delhi
Jazmin is a band form southern California in the United States of America. The band includes six members Carlee Strauses and norah Blumberg on lead vocals Seth Blumberg on electric guitar and backing vocals Leo Dombecki on saxophone and keyboard. Kevin Cooper on electric bass guitar and backing vocals and Jesse Charnow on the drum set.
These musicians performed a private concert for Pandit Ravi Shankar his wife Sukanya and daughter Anoushka at their home in San Diego, California. Soon after the members were accepted as students of Panditji. The band was then asked to perform another concert for their Guruji this time for an audience that was a mix of people forms the east and west. The audience was impressed with the performance which comprised several western music including Jazz blues, rock & Roll and hip-hop. It was after this performance that Panditji and his Indian audiences. Pandit Ravi Shankar then offered the name Jazmin for the group which was gratefully accepted by the musicians. The name is a variation of Panditji’s album title Jazzmine a live performance at the 1980 Bombay Jazz festival which brought together western Jazz musicians and Indian classical musicians. 50 years after the historic east Meets west album Panditji continues to bridge the gap between cultures.
Jazmin is an American Group composed of students of Pt. Ravi Shankar. This album contains 9 original songs featuring styles including jazz blues, rock & roll soul and hip-hop. Jazmin is joined by sitar virtuoso Anoushka Shankar to perform Bhupam a composition written by Pt. Ravi Shankar specially for this concert. This album also features the premiere performance of southbound an original composition by Anoushka Shankar.
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