presents

SRINIVAS REDDY and SAMEER GUPTA
HEMANT & JOG CD Release Party



FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2008
7:30pm | $10
LILYPAD
1353 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA
www.lily-pad.net

Come and enjoy an exciting live concert in celebration of Srinivas Reddy and Sameer Gupta's debut CD Hemant & Jog. The evening will feature a full recital of Indian classical music by Srinivas Reddy (sitar) and Sameer Gupta (tabla).



Srinivas Reddy (www.srinivasreddy.org) Srinivas Reddy is an Indian-American sitarist, guitarist and composer. In 1998 he came under the tutelage of Sri Partha Chatterjee, a direct disciple of the late sitar maestro Pandit Nikhil Banerjee. Since then Srinivas has rigorously trained with his teacher in the traditional guru-shishya style. Srinivas is a professional concert sitarist and has given numerous recitals in the US and India. He is also an experienced teacher and educator, he holds a BA from Brown University, an MA from UC Berkeley, and is currently teaching at UMass Dartmouth.


Sameer Gupta (www.sameergupta.com) Founder of the critically acclaimed SF based improvisational ensemble The Supplicants, Sameer Gupta is an original musical voice in jazz, world, and fusion music. He has studied percussion for most of his life, beginning in Tokyo, Japan in 1985. Since then Sameer has performed on jazz drumset at Lincoln Center, tabla at Asagiri Jam in Japan and various Jazz and World music festivals across the nation and abroad. Sameer began his study of North Indian classical tabla in 2002 and is currently studying with tabla master Pandit Anindo Chatterjee.