For a one night only performance, Depot48 presents a special collaboration featuring Pranai Guring, Utsav Lal, Sonic Shori and Kartikeya. Don't miss out on this creatively unique amalgamation of rhythms and melodies!
PRANAI GURUNG is a guitarist and music educator from Kalimpong, India. He has been writing and collaborating with various musicians for over 18 years.
He has worked with DRIFT The Trio, Silk Route, Bipul Chettri, Shilpa Rao, BLU, The Crossover Jazz Collective, BollyJazz.
Pranai has also performed concerts in some prestigious festivals like Jazzmandu 2003, NH7 2012, Shillong Jazz n Blues Festival 2014, Dhaka Jazz n Blues Festival 2015, Pune Jazz Utsav 2015, Nehru Park Jazz Festival, Hyderabad Jazz festival 2015, NH7 2015 and music venues in USA, Australia, UK, Dubai, Hong kong, Nepal and India.
His versatility and experience led him to take up music education and founded The Blue Notes school of Music in South Delhi which was established in 2008 and has created many successful music professionals in the city.
SONIC SHORI is a professional bassist in the city of Delhi. He is a student of Greek-American musician Panagiotis Andreou. He has comprehensive stage experience, and has collaborated with musicians from several different genres including classical, fusion, funk and metal. Over the last few years, Sonic has collaborated with several bands in Delhi and across India, such as Kaash, Antariksh, Trizya, and Adil and Vasundhara.
Indian pianist/composer UTSAV LAL is recognised as the rarest of pianists. Stunning the world with his innovative handling of Indian Classical Music on a Western instrument, The Irish Times describes Utsav Lal as “a fleet-fingered performer whose best moments can be both highly evocative and dazzling.” Lal’s ground-breaking work has garnered an impressive career spanning two decades, with solo performances at world famous venues like Carnegie Hall (New York), Southbank Centre (London), Kennedy Center (Washington DC), Steinway Hall (New York), Asia Society (HongKong), Arts Center (Melbourne). Treading the careful line between an ancient tradition and the innate desire for innovation with utmost respect, Lal’s music is acclaimed for its sincerity, depth and powerful intensity. With unfailing clarity of technique and rhythmic virtuosity, his work is deeply influenced by Dhrupad and gains inspiration from a vast array of sources such as The Necks, Thelonious Monk, Tsegué-Maryam Guèbrou and Cecil Taylor. Lal has challenged commonly understood ways of improvisation to develop his own unique voice for the piano, taking stage at leading festivals including Novara Jazz (Italy), San Francisco Silent Film (USA) AsiaTopa Festival (Australia), Masters of Tradition (Ireland).
Endorsed as Young Steinway Artist, TiE Aspire Young Indian Achiever,, Yamaha Jazz Scholar, Lal has been recognized for his extensive collaborative work with Irish, Scottish, Jazz and Experimental artists including leading names like Winifred Horan, Martin Hayes, Dennis Cahill, Australian Contemporary Circus Theatre CIRCA, Talvin Singh, George Brooks, Rajna Swaminathan. Lal has 7 solo record releases which include a historic world’s first album on the microtonal "Fluid Piano" (2016). Lal holds a Masters in Contemporary Improvisation (New England Conservatory of Music), Bachelor’s in Jazz (Royal Conservatoire of Scotland) and is a disciple of Dhrupad vocalist Ustad F. Wasifuddin Dagar.
KARTIKEYA is a multi-instrumentalist and music composer currently based in New Delhi.