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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 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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April 13, 2019 | 8pm
2 For The Road: duo with vocalist Radha Thomas
The Blue Room, Jayanagar, Bangalore

April 20, 2019 | 6.30pm
The Radha Thomas Ensemble
Bangalore International Center, Domlur, Bangalore

April 27, 2019 | 8pm
refuge.1 (solo piano)
Monk Studio, HSR Layout, Bangalore

May 4, 2019 | 6.30pm
refuge.1 (solo piano)
Jagriti Theatre, Whitefield, Bangalore

May 18, 2019
Mystik Vibes Trio
BFlat, Indiranagar, Bangalore

May 25, 2019 | 8pm
refuge.1 (solo piano)
The Blue Room, Jayanagar, Bangalore

RECENT

March 9, 2019
duo performance with Muthu Kumar
Mimansa, Bangalore

March 1–3, 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

February 21, 2019
with Muthu Kumar (percussion), Amith Nadig (flute) and Haripriya Narasimhan (electric bass)
Jakkur Aerodrome, Bangalore

February 4–11, 2019
recording sessions in Zürich with Kalpana Rao for her upcoming album, MantraJazz

January 17–26, 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

December 16, 2018
refuge.1 | solo piano concert
Courtyard Koota, Kengeri

November 29, 2018
with Radha Thomas (voice) & Ramjee Chandran (guitar)
Hype, Shangri-La, Bangalore

November 18, 2018 | 6pm
refuge.1 | solo piano concert
Theme Piano World, Bangalore

November 14, 2018
trio with Muthu Kumar (percussion) & Amith Nadig (flute)
private event, Bangalore

November 9, 2018 | 7pm
solo piano concert
The Bangalore School of Music

November 6, 2018
with Kartik Kalyan (drums), Jesper Dejby (soprano saxophone), Benjamin Christopher (bass)
private event, Hyderabad

November 2, 2018
refuge.1 (solo piano)
Art Bengaluru, UB City, Bangalore

October 27, 2018
workshop
Taaqademy, Halasuru, Bangalore