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Live @ India Music Week (7th/8th Oct): Singing Classes with Pandit Sandip Bhattacharjee (Kirana Gharana)

Posted by ElJay Arem (IMC OnAir) on October 8, 2013

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Singing Classes with Pandit Sandip Bhattacharjee


A weekly Singing class with Vocalist teacher Sandip Bhattacharjee (Kirana Gharana), discipile of Ustad Mashkoor Ali Khan, in New York!

Born in 1980, Sandip Bhattacharjee initiated his training under his mother Smt.Krishna Bhattacharjee at the age of four and continued his talim under Smt. Amita Dasgupta. He became residential scholar at the ITC Sangeet Research Academy Under the able Guidance of Ustad Mashkoor Ali Khan & Ustad Mubarak Ali Khan, the guru of Kirana Gharana from May 2002. He secured the second position at All India Radio Music Competition (1999) in Khayal besides standing First at the West Bengal State Music Competition 2001 in Bhajan. He was also a recipient National Talent Search Scholarship, Govt. Of India in 2001. An “A” Grade Performer of All India Radio, Doordarshan & ITC Sangeet Research Academy, Tollygunge ,Kolkata.

Pandit Sandip Bhattacharjee (vocalist)

Also available for solo class, group class, workshop and concerts.
Contact the  AAICM: ++1-718-509-5734

Monday class – Oct 7, 6pm

Manhattan venue: 4 West 43rd Street, Room 618. New York, NY 10036. Admission: $25/Class

Tuesday class – Oct 8, 7pm

Brooklyn venue: 102 Eagle Street #1R, Greenpoint, 11222.
Admission: $20/Class Subways are G to Greenpoint Avenue (5 minute walk) and the 7 to Vernon-Jackson (10 minute walk over the Pulaski Bridge). This event is by RSVP only. Please RSVP to 818-512-9488.


The American Academy for Indian Classical Music is an Indian Classical music teaching organisation based in New York. AAICM specialized in providing the highest level of teaching of Indian Classical music in New York by bringing in highly regarded senior and junior Gurus from India. Our events include group classes as well as one on one training and we showcase our students and Gurus thorugh concerts and recitals throughout the year.

Example of Music Workshop @ AAICM…

More details about the artist here

Some videos / recordings with Pt. Sandip Bhattacharjee…

– Raga Puriya Kalyan by Sandip Bhattacharjee

– Raga Kedar by Sandip Bhattacharjee

– Sufi Music by Sandip Bhattacharjee

(Source: 10/2013 – ARC – Archive of Contemporary Music |IndiaMusicWeek (IMW))

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India Music Week (N.Y.): John Coltrane and the integration of Indian concepts in jazz improvisation (Essay)

Posted by ElJay Arem (IMC OnAir) on October 8, 2013

origin: Jazz Research Journal / issue: JRJ 2.2 (2008) 155-175 (print: ISSN 1753-8637 / online: ISSN 1753-8645)
publisher/editor: Tony Whyton / University of Salford (© Equinox Publishing Ltd 2009.)


Jazz Research Journal explores a range of cultural and critical views on jazz. The journal celebrates the diversity of approaches found in jazz scholarship and provides a forum for interaction and the cross-fertilisation of ideas. It is a development and extension of The Source: Challenging Jazz Criticism founded in 2004 at the Leeds College of Music.
The journal aims to represent a range of disciplinary perspectives on jazz, from musicology to film studies, sociology to cultural studies, and offers a platform for new thinking on jazz. In this respect, the editors particularly welcome articles that challenge traditional approaches to jazz and encourage writings that engage with jazz as a discursive practice.
Jazz Research Journal publishes original and innovative research that either extends the boundaries of jazz scholarship or explores themes which are central to a critical understanding of the music, including the politics of race and gender, the shifting cultural representation of jazz, and the complexity of canon formation and dissolution.
In addition to articles, the journal features a reviews section that publishes critical articles on a variety of media, including recordings, film, books, educational products and multimedia publications.
Jazz Research Network members can subscribe to the journal at a discount.


John Coltrane and the
integration of Indian
concepts in jazz

… written by Carl Clements
(Professor for Music, Hampshire College, Amherst, MA.)


English: A portrait of John Coltrane by Paolo ...

A portrait of John Coltrane by Paolo Steffan, 2007. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

John Coltrane was at the forefront of many important directions in jazz in the 1950s and 1960s, including ‘hard bop’, ‘modal jazz’, ‘avant-garde jazz’, and ‘world music’. One interest that became an increasingly dominant focus for him in his later years was the study of Indian music and spirituality. While Coltrane’s music remained firmly rooted in jazz, this exploration was an important part of the development of Coltrane’s personal style from the early 1960s to the end of his life in 1967. A number of factors inspired Coltrane to explore Indian music and thought, and an investigation of specific applications of these ideas in his music will present some insight into his stylistic motivation. His incorporation of Indian ideas also inspired many other musicians, such as John McLaughlin, Dave Liebman, and Jan Garbarek, to pursue this direction, and it remains an important part of his legacy.

Read the fully article in following PDF

Contact the Author: Carl Clements PhD candidate, Ethnomusicology,
City University of New York Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue, New York 10016-4309 USA

(Source: 10/2013 – IMW – India Music Week | Essays)


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