Sameer Gupta, tabla
Sameer Gupta is an original artist within improvisational styles of jazz, world, and fusion music. Since 10 years old, he has lived in Tokyo, San Francisco, New York City, and visited India annually. Today his skills and musicianship are appreciated globally. He has played drumset at Jazz at Lincoln Center, and the Birla Auditorium in Kolkata. He has played tabla at The Lincoln Center, and Asagiri Jam in Japan. Along with lec/dems on Classical Indian music with Carnegie Hall's Global Encounters Program, and at Berkelee College of Music in Boston, he is now playing a hybrid of both tabla and drumset simultaneously, attempting to push the boundaries of possibilities. He has the distinguished honor today of studying with tabla Maestro Pandit Anindo Chatterjee in Kolkata, with his first few years spent under the guidance of the legendary Ustad Zakir Hussain. Sameer can be heard live and on recording with such known artists as Marc Cary, The Supplicants, Anindo Chatterjee, Ramesh Misra, Chitresh Das, Richard Howell, Snehasish Mozumdar, Srinivas Reddy, Prasant Radhkrishnan, Marcus Shelby, Parijat Desai, Stephen Kent, Sekou Sundiata and numerous other fine artists.
Sameer Gupta Tabla Solo at Brooklyn Raga Massive (click to view video)
Barney McAll, piano
Australian pianist, keyboardist, composer and arranger Barney McAll moved to New York City in 1997 after being invited to join the Gary Bartz Quartet . He continues to tour internationally with Bartz as well as with Fred Wesley and The JB’s, Josh Roseman, The Groove Collective and recently vocalists Daniel Merriweather and Sia Furler. Barney leads numerous ensembles including; Sylent Running and M.O.D.A.S and his new ensemble Graft which features 16 piece Invenio Choir, two pianos , Vibraphone and laptop.
"Apple Tree" "Lead Me Guide Me" by Barney McAll (click to view video)