Thursday, January 12, 2006
Yantra is a meeting ground of musicians. A platform where musical minds can exchange styles, thoughts and musical action. So jazz meets Hindustani styles with Carnatic idoms and rhythmic patterns and beats while always maintaining a strong melodic core. Yantra performed recently at the world music festival on June 18th at the Alliance Francaise Bangalore.
Jagadeesh M.R – Self taught guitar player, composer and founder, Jagadeesh has been playing with pop, rock and jazz bands since the last 20 years. His influences from jazz and ‘jamming’ with different musicians of different styles has resulted in the band Yantra.
Prakash Sontakke – Hindustani vocalist, Hidustani style Hawaain guitar player and composer, Prakash has been at the forefront of fusion music playing in bangalore. His versatile playing from Hindustani style to western is a treat to watch.
Madhuri – Husky voiced Madhuri combines rare jazz voicings with influences from Susheela Raman, Sheela Chandra, Ella Fitzgerald to name a few. Madhuri has been singing since the nineties with various pop and jazz bands.
Prashaanth Davidson – Prashanth is the most sought after bassist in Bangalore today. His jazz playing is full of expression and feel. Prashaanth has backed most of the singers and bands in bangalore today.
Karthik Mani – Son of the illustrious T.A.S Mani & rama Mani, Karthik is evolving as a drummer and percussionist in his own right. Karthik has played and performed with International artists like Charlie Mariano besides accompanying senior carnatic musicians on the ghatam and mridangam.
Sarah Buchi – Sarah is from Switzerland, a singer, songwriter, jazz performer working on a variety of projects. she is currently in Bnagalore studying Carnatic classical under Ramamani.