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Traditional Sitar Player

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Act Profile

Traditional Sitar Player

Training:
Son of a late Indian composer and Indo-Jazz Fusions founder, he studied sitar from the first ever European sitar player, Pandit Subroto Roy Chowdhury of Senia Gharana and Ustad Wajahat Khan (direct descendent of Mia Tansen the great musician, one of the nine jewels in Moghul court of Emperor Akbar).
He also studied composition from his father at the Birmingham Conservatoire where he gained a B.Mus (Hons).

Who he's worked with:
He is currently one of the most versatile sitarists in the world, having studied both Indian & western music. From these traditions he has created a unique creativity towards the sitar, seeing it as a instrument and not a genre. His ability to read western notation has enabled him to work on many collaborations and the wide range of artists he has worked with reflects the diversity in his playing:
Joji Hattori, Hawkwind, Kathryn Tickell, BBC Concert Orchestra
Kumar Bose, Kavita Krishnamutri, Kuljit Bhamra, Erich Gruenburg, Rohan De Saram,
Kenny Wheeler, The Orlando Consort, John Wilson, Bombay Dub Orchestra,
Future Sounds of London, Sarah Brightman,
I Musici Fiamminghi Orchestra, Noel Gallagher, and Sir Paul McCartney.

Over the years he has played all over the world as a soloist and in collaboration including India, Sri Lanka, UK, Abu Dhabi, Monte Carlo, France, Germany, America, Russia, Australia & Bangladesh. And venues/festivals including Cheltenham, Glastonbury, The Big Chill, Kazan peace festival, Lamar tree, Spitalfields, The Royal Festival Hall, City of London & Breacon jazz.

Act Information

Line-up

Solo Sitar

Extra Line-up(s)

Sitar & Tabla duo for a more dynamic performance

Also included

PA - 1 x AER compact 60 acoustic amp for small venues (up to 300 guests).
No Lighting

Location

South East based and will travel to these areas: South East, South West, Midlands.

Previous Clients

Sir Paul McCartney
Google
Unilever
Sage
OPEC - (Monte Carlo)
Barclays

Testimonials

Perfection. Thank you v much
Until the next time

-Bryan Oates May 2017


Chandigarh Live: "..In fact, be it in individual piece or in his father or in consonance with other artists, Jonathan played Sitar with deft dexterity."

The Times UK : "...and some exhilarating solos from Jonathan on Sitar....."

Timeout Uk: ".....Jonathan weaves a gorgeous modal jazz solo on the Sitar in 7/4

Classic CD UK: ".... The Players are all astonishingly virtuosic from Mayer's son, Jonathan, on the Sitar...."

Highlights

Traditional Sitar Player
performed in over 1000 events in 13 years of experience

Repertoire

Repertoire

Indian Classical
Bollywood

Extra Costs

The price brackets above should be used as a guide only as all quotes are bespoke.


Performance times for most acts except Tributes and some other Unique performers are usually 2 x 60 minute sets or 3 x 40 min sets.

(If you require the act to perform longer than these times you may incur extra costs.)

Travel costs vary depending on the act and will be included to the quote given to you by our agents.

Our acts would usually expect to arrive around 6pm and to be finished around midnight.

(If you need the act to arrive earlier or finish later there may be extra costs but these can be negotiated.)