Sunday, July 23: 1:45 - 2:30pm Enthrallingly eclectic, this new collaborative Indo-Jazz fusion quartet, headed by Shruti
Sunday, July 23: 1:45 – 2:30pm
Enthrallingly eclectic, this new collaborative Indo-Jazz fusion quartet, headed by Shruti Ramani, interweaves Hindustani classical traditions, modern jazz and poetry. Featuring Shruti Ramani (voice), Jodi Proznick (bass), Noah Franche-Nolan (piano/Nord), and Nicholas Bracewell (drums), Raagaverse transports listeners to a parallel dimension of gloriously collapsed frontiers.Shruti Ramani is an innovative and emerging artist in the Canadian Jazz scene. She hails from Mumbai, India where she secured a degree in Hindustani music under the mentorship of Dr. Ritu Johri from the Agra Gharana. She moved to Canada and acquired a Bachelor in Jazz Studies (Performance) with a specialization in voice from Capilano University. Her original music is an eclectic combination of the Indian and Jazz traditions.
She composes and arranges music that fuses the two traditions to create dynamic pieces for both large and small ensembles. Some of her noteworthy performances include those as a bandleader playing her original music at the Vancouver International Jazz Festival, the Nanaimo International Jazz Festival, and at the Mixtophonics Festival where she premiered a string quartet composition.
(Sunday) 1:45 pm - 2:45 pm