PUTNEY ARTS THEATRE, 7pm & 8.30pm 19 November 2010. Made possible by the Thames Community Foundation – Grassroots Grants. Featuring Alok Verma, with Patrick Clahar, introduced by Cleveland Watkiss.
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Patrick Clahar is one of the leading Saxophonists of his generation and the cream of British Jazz. His sound on the tenor sax is without equal. It has a modern clearness, but is rooted in the soulful, raw sound of Coltrane.
51st State Band invited Patrick Clahar and Floella Benjamin as guest solos for their Festival Hall concert on 22 March 2010 – a truly inspirational and uplifting event! Read Floella Benjamin’s response to the concert below.
Graduated in cello at the Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw. As a student at the Academy, she was granted scholarship to learn SARANGI under the guidance of maestro Pandit Ram Narayan in India.
Shurer Dhara Music School in Dhaka, Bangladesh, was founded by Rezwana Choudhury Bannya. There students not only learn songs by Tagore, but also develop an ear for music and aesthetics.
The 51st State Band performed with Julian Joseph at the Royal Festival Hall on 23rd of June 2009. Read Julian Joseph’s response to the evening.
Virtuoso pianist, bandleader, composer, arranger and broadcaster, Julian Joseph is the undisputed heir to the global house of jazz. Acclaimed by critics and audiences the world over, Julian never fails to inspire with his mastery of the keyboard.
Grebenshikov hails from St Petersburg, Russia. With the tenderness and insight of a poet he has captured the hearts of his fellow countrymen and is as highly acclaimed and respected in Russia as The Beatles are in the West.
Rezwana Choudhury Bannya is one of the leading Ranbindra Sangeet artists in both Bangladesh and India. Trained under the tutelage of late Konika Bandyopadhyay, Rezwana Choudhury has mastered Tagore’s songs in their full flavor.
Wandsworth Schools’ Music Service is the main provider of music to 56 schools across the London Borough of Wandsworth, currently delivering ‘Wider Opportunities”‘, a project taking place in schools across England.