Guitar Gurus – An ensemble of five virtuosos..

guitaristMay 30 will have Bangalore groove to five of India’s most proficient guitarists – Amit Heri, Derek Julien, “Tuki” Vikramjit Bannerjee, John Anthony and Sanjay Divecha. Starting at 8 pm at the Fireflies Ashram on Kanakapura Road, the show which is the first such initiative by Strange Brew, will feature hour long individual performances of each of the artists before they all converge for a jam session. Given their repertoire, you can expect a musical potpourri panning across jazz, blues, baul, carnatic, rock and more, coz while Amit Heri is adept at jazz and carnatic, Derek is into rock, having pioneered progressive rock in India with Waterfront. Tuki on the other hand mixes Baul and rock as part of his cult fusion band Krosswindz, and John Anthony has been mixing carnatic with blues, funk, trance etc with Karnatriix. And the fifth man in the ensemble, Sanjay Divecha, is another jazzist who has recorded with some of the biggest names in the international music scene. So the moral of the story is that if you are a music lover worth his/her salt and you are in Bangalore on May 30, you would be committing a crime to miss this grand event!! For more details you can visit Strange Brew’s site. And just in case you feel that we are lying about the artists, take a look at the videos below.

Derek Julien as part of Milind Date’s Fusion Ensemble

Amit Heri with Ranjit Barot and Jacob Williams

Krosswindz in performance

Karnatriix with John Anthony

Sanjay Divecha at Bluefrog

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