On the occasion of the 5th Krishnakriti Annual Festival Of Art & Culture from 7th to 11th January, the Kalakriti Art Gallery is presenting a fusion music concert where European contemporary jazz meets Indian classical music, on 9th January, at the Taj Banjara. French trumpet player Erik Truffaz and Swiss pianist Malcolm Braff along with Indian musicians Apurba Mukherjee, a tabla player, and Indrani Mukherjee, a Hindustani vocalist, will participate in this concert.
Erik Truffaz is a top French jazz performer who has over 10 albums to his credit. He is based in the United States, and was introduced to the general public in 1998 as a major European jazz artist.
Malcolm Braff considers himself a world citizen. He has born in Brazil, grew up in Senegal, and currently lives in Switzerland. With more than 20 albums as a leader, he played 4 times in a row at the Montreux Jazz Festival, 6 times at the Cully Jazz Festival, and did many worldwide tours.
Indrani Mukherjee's great artistic temperament and exceptional aesthetic sensibility have left an indelible impression on the minds of her audiences and critics alike. Born into a musician family, Indrani was selected as a scholar of the prestigious ITC Sangeet Research Academy, Kolkata, in 1996. She is a disciple of Purnima Choudhury, a great exponent of the Thumri from the Benaras Gharana.
Apurba Mukherjee is a bright and talented tabla player. He comes from a musician family in Kolkata, and is a disciple of the celebrated maestro Pandit Shankar Ghosh, the guru of many eminent tabla players of the present day.
The Krishnakriti Art And Culture Festival is being organised every year by the Lahoti Foundation, which was established by artist Prashant Lahoti in memory of his father Krishnachandra B Lahoti. On this occasion, art camps are organised by eminent artists, and the works are auctioned off at the end of the festival. The proceeds from the sales go to The Krishnachandra B Lahoti Scholarship, which sponsors holistic education for deserving and needy students. Last year's proceeds have gone a long way in supporting 70 children.
The entry is by invitations only, available at Kalakriti Art Gallery on Road No. 10, Banjara Hills. Please contact Kalakriti Art Gallery at 6656-4466 for further details.