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AMan Mahajan

 

Aman Mahajan is a pianist, composer and improviser based in Bangalore, India, playing improvised music across a diversity of musical idioms. His current work is influenced by traditional and contemporary forms of music from around the world, often concept-driven, and inspired by a sense of unity and connection. He is keenly interested in improvised music as a medium of interaction and exploration.

Mahajan is presently based in Bangalore, involved with his solo piano project refuge.1, and other collaborations including Tinctures with Berlin-based guitarist Nishad Pandey, 2 For the Road with vocalist Radha Thomas, and an upcoming duo with tabla player and percussionist Muthu Kumar.

He has performed widely on the Indian music circuit, and in Europe and USA, at a number of music venues, concert halls and music festivals, including Murszene Graz (Austria, 2019), Jazzwerkstatt Graz (Austria, 2018), Jazz Utsav (New Delhi, 2017), EUROPAFest (Sinaia, 2015), Festival of Sacred Music (Thiruvaiyaru, 2015), Goa Jazz Festival (Goa, 2014), IndiEarth XChange (Madras, 2014), Kasauli Rhythm & Blues Festival (Kasauli, 2014), goMAD Festival (Ooty, 2013) and MAD Festival (Ooty, 2012).

Focussed on the development of contemporary improvised music in India, Mahajan also teaches music privately at his piano studio in Bangalore, and has been a returning faculty member at the Global Music Institute, Greater Noida.

 

Original music Projects

REFUGE
A set of musical themes performed in various configurations, from solo piano to quartet. Equal parts structured and improvised, the music combines the spirit of jazz with a myriad of folk and classical influences.

TINCTURES
A duo based out of Bangalore and Berlin, featuring Aman Mahajan on piano and Nishad Pandey on guitar, performing original repertoire with tinctures of jazz, Western and Indian classical music, and contemporary influences.

2 FOR THE ROAD
A piano and voice duo with Radha Thomas, performing original music. On a base of jazz, there are layers of Indian, Latin, and other influences that make listening fun.

ASSOCIATIONS

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September 2, 2019
Sentirenla Lucia (voice) and Aman Mahajan (piano)
Istanbul, Turkey

October 10, 2019
refuge.1 (solo piano)
Brillante Piano Festival, Music Academy Kohima, Nagaland

RECENT

14.08.2019 TINCTURES, Courtyard Koota, Kengeri
27.07.2019 ATMA, Festival Murszene, Graz, Austria
19.07.2019 Mystik Vibes Trio, The Blue Room, Jayanagar, Bangalore
07.07.2019 What Is This Thing Called Jazz? (lecture-demonstration), Courtyard Koota, Kengeri
29.06.2019 UNK: The Radha Thomas Ensemble, Jagriti Theatre, Whitefield, Bangalore
15.06.2019 refuge.1 (solo piano), house concert in Gachibowli, Hyderabad
01.06.2019 What Is This Thing Called Jazz? (lecture-demonstration), The Blue Room, Jayanagar, Bangalore
25.05.2019 refuge.1 (solo piano), The Blue Room, Jayanagar, Bangalore
24.05.2019 duo performance with Muthu Kumar, Mimansa, Koramangala, Bangalore
18.05.2019 Mystik Vibes Trio, BFlat, Indiranagar, Bangalore
10.05.2019 UNK: T3io, Urban Solace, Ulsoor, Bangalore
04.05.2019 refuge.1 (solo piano), Jagriti Theatre, Whitefield, Bangalore
27.04.2019 refuge.1 (solo piano), Monk Studio, HSR Layout, Bangalore
20.04.2019 The Radha Thomas Ensemble, Bangalore International Center, Domlur, Bangalore
13.04.2019 2 For The Road: duo with vocalist Radha Thomas, The Blue Room, Jayanagar, Bangalore
09.04.2019 duo performance with Muthu Kumar, Mimansa, Bangalore
01.03.2019 – 03.03.2019 Duo performances with Delhi-based singer-songwriter Akash Vincent:
01.03.2019 The Blue Room, Jayanagar, Bangalore
02.03.2019 The Blue Matchbox Studio (Sofar Sounds), Basavanagudi, Bangalore
03.03.2019 house concert, Cooke Town
21.02.2019 with Muthu Kumar (percussion), Amith Nadig (flute) and Haripriya Narasimhan (electric bass)
Jakkur Aerodrome, Bangalore
04.02.2019 - 11.02.2019 recording sessions in Zürich with Kalpana Rao for her upcoming album, MantraJazz
17.01.2019 – 26.01.2019 TINCTURES – South India tour dates and album recording
17.01.2019 Musee Musical, Hyderabad
18.01.2019 Monk’s Studio, Bangalore
19.01.2019 Octavium Music Academy, Bangalore
20.01.2019 Cooke Town, Bangalore (house concert)
24.01.2019 Madras Jazz Hub, Chennai
25.01.2019 Theme Music Institute, Bangalore
26.01.2019 The Blue Room, Bangalore
27.01.2019 Timri // House Concert Bengaluru, Bangalore
16.12.2018 refuge.1 (solo piano), Courtyard Koota, Kengeri
29.11.2018 with Radha Thomas (voice) & Ramjee Chandran (guitar) Hype, Shangri-La, Bangalore
18.11.2018 refuge.1 (solo piano), Theme Piano World, Bangalore
14.11.2018 trio with Muthu Kumar (percussion) & Amith Nadig (flute), private event, Bangalore
09.11.2018 solo piano concert, The Bangalore School of Music
06.11.2018 with Kartik Kalyan (drums), Jesper Dejby (soprano saxophone), Benjamin Christopher (bass),
private event, Hyderabad
02.11.2018 refuge.1 (solo piano), Art Bengaluru, UB City, Bangalore
27.10.2018 solo piano workshop, Taaqademy, Halasuru, Bangalore