Indian Music Concert with Snehasish Mozumder & Ray Spiegel
$20.00 in advance $25 day of.
Snehasish Mozumder- mandolin
Snehasish Mozumder is among those few established musicians in India who has mastered the art of playing Mandolin, and has blended it perfectly into the style of Hindustani Indian Classical Music. Coming from a musically oriented family,he started his initial training at the age of four with Tabla and then Mandolin under the guidance of his grand father late Sri Bibhuty Ranjan Mozumder and then he took training under his father Sri Himangshu Mazumder and his uncle late Sri Ranjan Mozumder.Gradually he switched over to his cousin SriTejendra Narayan Majumdar who is a well-known sarode player of the country. He continued his study under late Acharya Ajoy Sinha Roy who was a beloved disciple of Baba Allauddin Khan Saheb,the founder of Maihar Gharana and he takes lesson of laykari under the guidance of Pandit Anil Palit who is a senior most disciple of Pandit Kishan Maharaj, Finally he came under the tutelage of Pandit Ajoy Chakraborty.Snehasish, has performed many major festivals in India like Sankat Mochan Utsav of Varanasi Swami Haridas Sangeet Sanmelan of Mumbai, Indian Habitat Centre of Delhi, Bhowanipur Sangeeet Sanmelan, GolPark Ramkrishna Missionof Kolkata and Saltlake Music Conference of Kolkata e.t.c, and also he has toured Europe, U.K., and USA and made a very good name amongst the music lovers . Snehasish is the recipient of Surmani and Jadubhatta Awards.
Ray Spiegel – tabla
Ray Spiegel began tabla at the age of thirteen after learning western music on clarinet and piano since the age of six. Ray started formal training under prominent tabla master Shankar Ghosh at the Ali Akbar College of Music (AACM) in San Rafael, CA in 1969 when he was sixteen years of age.
Ray continued his studies in New Delhi, India under Pandit B.S. Ramanna in 1971 and ’72 after touring the major cities in India with the East-West Chamber Ensemble as a tabla player. After returning to the USA, Ray continued his studies with Ustad Zakir Hussain at the AACM in 1972. In 1977, began learning from Zakir’s father, the great maestro of tabla, Ustad Alla Rakha. Ray studied with Ust. Alla Rakha for twenty five years until the guru’s passing in 2001.
Ray has recorded numerous projects including “Diga” by Diga Rhythm Band with Zakir Hussain, Mickey Hart, and Jerry Garcia, “Zakir Hussain and the Rhythm Experience”, “Sum and Kali”, and “Raga Jazz” with his band, the Ray Spiegel Ensemble as well as recordings with the Grateful Dead, Patty Smythe, Paul Winter, among others. Ray also has recorded many Indian classical albums with various prominent artists, has done movie and television soundtracks in his storied career.