presents

SRINIVAS REDDY and SAMEER GUPTA
with special guest Dr. Parag Chordia



THURSDAY, DECEMBER 25, 2008
2 Sets | 8pm & 10pm | $10

The STONE
Avenue C x 2nd Street
www.thestonenyc.com

A special holiday concert of Indian classical music featuring three of today's youngest and most inspiring artists
Srinivas Reddy (sitar) | Sameer Gupta (tabla) | Parag Chordia (sarode)



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.


Parag Chordia (www.paragchordia.com) Parag Chordia is an assistant professor of music at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He is part of the Georgia Tech Center for Music Technology where he specializes in Music Information Retrieval (MIR) and Music Cognition research. Before turning to academia, he founded Bol Records, an Indian classical music label, where he served as CEO and artistic director. Most recently, he co-founded Yaari.com, a social networking tool for South Asians, where he served as CTO. Additionally, he is an active performer of Indian classical music, and a disciple of the legendary Pandit Buddhadev Das Gupta.