Monday Jazz Monday Blues: 28 March 2011

MONDAY JAZZ MONDAY BLUES

28 March 2011 @ SOMEPLACE ELSE, The Park, Kolkata

9:00 pm onwards

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MELTING POT

with…

♫ Mike McCormick (Canada) on Electric Guitar
♫ Nishad Pandey (Australia/India) on Nylon String Guitar
♫ Mainak “Bumpy” Nagchowdhury on Contra Bass Guitar
♫ Sambit Chatterjee on Drums

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BIOGRAPHIES

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.

Mainak “Bumpy” Nagchowdhury

Mainak Nag Chowdhury, lovingly known as Bumpy in the national and
international music scene, has worked extensively as a bass player and
music producer. A disciple of Mridangist, Pt S. Shekhar, percussionist
Monojit Datta, guitarist Amyt Datta, sarod maestro Pratyush Banrejee
and also singer and music composer Late. R . Visweswaran, Mainak’s
learning has been vast and varied. He has performed in Belgium,
Bangladesh, China, France, Germany, Indonesia, United Kingdom,United
States and United Arab Emirates, apart from performing across the
length and breadth of India, in prestigeous venues like Palace De
Bozar (Brussels), The Vortex (London), La Prato (Lille), Trubador
(London), The British Museum (London) etc. He plays various styles
ranging from Latin (Afro–Cuban, Brazilian), Pop, Rock, World Music,
World Fusion, Progressive Rock and Jazz, with some of the most sought
after performers of the country and abroad with the likes of of Grammy
Nominee Pt Debashish Bhattacharya, Grammy Nominee Pt Tanmoy Bose,
Grammy Nominee Pt Tejendra Narayan Majumdar, Taufiq Qurashi, Jesse
Charnow (USA), Leo Dombecki (USA), Seth Blumberg (USA), Armando
Cepeda(USA), to name a few.

Sambit Chatterjee

A pair of gifted hands and legs added with supreme musicality is the
prominent features of teen drummer Sambit Chatterjee — a rising star
in the world of music. His acquaintance with rhythm began at age
three, as a Dhaak (traditional drum from eastern India) specialist. He
has been training in the tabla under his father, tabla exponent Subhen
Chatterjee, ever since. Also a talented singer, Sambit has worked at
Rabindra Sangeet with his mother Sutapa Chatterjee. He is quite a
name in India as one of the finest young drummers.

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