Live@DI: 27 March 2011

Sunday 27 March 2011

Dalhousie Institute, Kolkata

8pm onwards



♫ Mike McCormick (Canada) on Electric Guitar
♫ Nishad Pandey (Australia/India) on Nylon String Guitar


Mike McCormick

Mike McCormick was a late blooming musician, only picking up the
guitar in high school, where his musical interests rapidly grew from
rock to jazz. After graduating, he left his hometown of Yellowknife to
attend the Music Program at Grant MacEwan College (now University) in
Edmonton. Under the guidance of Jim Head and Mo Lefever, Mike
graduated with a Diploma in Guitar Performance. There he developed an
ear for many types of music, all of which have influenced his own
sound. Specifically, Mike likes to incorporate elements of jazz,
avant-garde, experimental and world music into his playing. Mike’s
passion for all types of music has allowed him to perform throughout
Western Canada in various idioms. Mike has performed with his own jazz
ensembles, folk acts Shea Alain and Vicky Berg, and even represented
the NWT at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics.

Nishad Pandey

Nishad was born in India but has spent extended periods of time living
in Japan, UK, USA, and Australia. As a result of this nomadic
existence, Nishad has been exposed to musical and cultural forms from
across the globe. He has been part of various bands encompassing a
wide range of styles – jazz, metal, electronica and Indian fusion.
While based in Melbourne, he completed his Bachelor’s degree in Jazz
Performance and performed at a number of important venues such as
Bennetts Lane, Paris Cat and Federation Square. Nishad is now based in
Kolkata, studying under slide guitar maestro Pt. Debashish Bhattacharya.


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