Brooklyn Raga Massive Jam
Host-Sameer Gupta (Tabla)
Time - 8pm - 11pm (or later)
Location - Branded Saloon, Prospect Heights - Prospect Heights has the unique privilege of being home to several very well known members of the Indian Classical Music community. Arun Ramamurthy
(www.arunramamurthy.com) Eric Fraser (http://www.ericfraser.com/), Dan
Weiss (http://www.danweiss.net/) and Sameer Gupta
(www.sameergupta.com) all live within 3 blocks of the Branded Saloon.
The American Jazz Jam session has historically been a way for musicians to meet, network, play music together and cultivate community. In the Jazz world, the Jam Session is an integral part of the cultural experience. With the Brooklyn Raga Massive Jam Session, we are attempting to bring that Jazz culture to Raga music. Indian Classical Music (Raga Music) is an improvisational art form, that historically has not cultivated the "jam session" format. But we believe the community of Indian Classical Musicians in Brooklyn can truly benefit from the networking and community building nature of the Jam Session format, while bringing the unique and exciting style of
Indian music to this growing audience.