Monsoon Jazz A Charity Event in Hyderabad on July 3, 2014

Monsoon Jazz A Charity Event in Hyderabad on July 3, 2014

Monsoon Jazz 2014 features The Sharik Hassan Quartet, New York with Sharik
Hassan – Piano, Phillipe Lemm – Drums, Pawan Benjamin – Saxophone, Marco Zenin i- Bass.

Monsoon Jazz is organized by Goethe Zentrum, The Western Music Foundation and the Yacht Club of Hyderabad in partnership with The Rotary Club of Hyderabad Deccan to support the under-privileged children learning to sail at the Yacht Club of Hyderabad, their education and future in the sport both nationally and internationally.

Monsoon Jazz Line-up:

Sharik Hasan is one of the leading pianists and composers of his generation to emerge from India. He spent several years studying jazz and classical music in France and the USA while also working in Indian classical musical traditions. The young pianist integrated quickly into the jazz scene, playing in international festivals with his trio. He has performed at venues all over the world including the Blue Note (New York), Panama Jazz Festival, Kriol Jazz Festival (Cape Verde), Nancy Jazz Festival (France), Lincoln Center (New York) and has shared the stage with luminaries such as John Patitucci, Joe Lovano, Wayne Shorter, Terri Lyne Carrington, Adam Nussbaum, Ralph Peterson, and David Liebman among others. Sharik Hasan currently lives and works in New York City with a masters degree from the Manhattan School of Music.

Philippe Lemm is one of the most in-demand jazz drummers in The Netherlands. At the age of 19 he was admitted at The Amsterdam Conservatory. In his second year at the conservatory Philippe started touring internationally with jazz trumpeter Saskia Laroo as well as leading his own group Wazabe. At the end of his studies in Amsterdam Philippe was playing with renowned Dutch jazz musicians like; Karel Boehlee (Toots Thielemans), Jorg Kaaij (Jazz Orchestra of the Concert Gebouw) and Peter Tiehuis (Metropole Orchestra). currently Philippe Lemm is working with the New York based group Life Size, Angelo Di Loreto Trio, Olli Hirvonen Quartet, Sharik Hasan New York Quartet, Pat Carroll Group and vocalist Andrea Wood to name a few.

Born in Rome, bassist Marco Zenini graduated in classical music in Italy and jazz in Netherlands. He studied electric bass and double bass from the age of 16 and since then he had and intense live activity in different musical environments (from classical orchestras to funk/rock ensembles and jazz). He has performed in major venues and festivals in the Netherlands and Italy in addition to having traveled and played shows throughout Europe, as well as Turkey and South Africa.

Pawan Benjamin learned the saxophone from an early age under avant-garde jazz legend, Roscoe Mitchell. His knowledge of Western harmony, and the Jazz tradition, paired with his knowledge of the music of India and Nepal, has given him a unique worldly perspective of music which he applies as a saxophonist, bansuri

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