Friday, May 22, 2015

Jun 13th: Hindustani Classical Vocal by Smt Kalpana Zokarkar and Anuja Zokarkar

Swar Sudha presents 

Hindustani Classical Music by welknown vocalist Smt. Kalpana Zokarkar and her daughter and upcoming talented vocalist Ms. Anuja Zokarkar

Accompaniment: Vivek Datar: Harmonium, Satish Tare: Tabla

on Saturday, June 13th 2015  at 7:30PM 

Free concert

Venue:  Bhalerao Residence. 21690 Rainbow Court, Cupertino, CA 95014

Contact: Sunil: 408-461-8390,  Ajay: 510-579-8211

About the artists
Kalpana Zokarkar
An accomplished classical singer, Kalpana Ji carries the rich heritage of Ustad Rajab Ali khan Saheb through her father & guru Shri.Krishnarao (Mamasaheb) Mujumdar.
Gifted with an extremely melodious voice, Kalpana's highly imaginative combination of swaras are pleasing and appealing to knowledgeable listeners. She has the rare honour of receiving a gold medal in light classical music and silver medal in light music in the same year in the AIR competitions an at early age. She has taken guidance from (Late) Dr.Sushila Pohankar & Shri.V.U.Rajurkar
Kalpana has an equal command over the classical and light classical styles of music.  

Anuja Zokarkar
Anuja has been born in an eminent musical family in Indore, daughter and disciple of renowned vocalist Vidushi Kalpana Zokarkar and drawn towards Indian Classical Music since a very early age.  Blessed with an inherently melodious voice, she has won many competitions of classical and light music since her early school days. She has been awarded a Sangeet Vishaarad , also won a silver medal in the prestigious All India Radio  Competition in the category of Ghazals in 2010 and is a graded AIR artist, She stood 1st in the All India Classical Music competition in Vadodara in 2013.

Anuja has done playback singing for the Marathi movie “Baabu Band Baaja”, which was awarded the best movie in the Pune International Film festival & has won many International and She has also sung the title track for the movie “Pratisaad”, which has been widely acclaimed in the Marathi film musical community. Currently, Anuja is regularly featured on the channel Active Javed Akhtar, where she has recorded and shot several songs for the famous lyricist and film writer Javed Akhtar. She has also given her voice to multiple commercial albums in Hindi Anuja has also been featured on several other TV shows, including the reality show “Gaurav Maharashtracha” which was aired on ETV. She regularly performs in Classical & Light music concerts and shows nation-wide and captivates audiences by blending her legacy of age-old musical traditions with her modern sensibilities.

Vivek Datar:
Vivek Datar, was disciple of Sri Vinayakrao Kale of Gwalior Gharana, in Thane India for 8 years. He has since been accompanying renowned artists in the Bay area and all over US and India for the last 20+ years. He is passionate about tuning theories of the harmonium and a notable harmonium teacher in the Bay Area.
He is an engineer by profession.

Satish Tare
Madhusudan alias Satish started learning Tabla at a very tender age of 5 from his father Late Shri Madhav Tare who himself was disciple of great legendary Ustad Amir Hussein Khan sahib. Later on Satish got a rigorous training from Pt. Arvind Mulgaonkar ji for almost 15 years in Mumbai. He also got guidance from Pt. Vibhav Nageshkar ji while studying Diploma in Music from Mumbai University. During his stay in Pune, he learned from Shri Vivek Joshi. Currently Satish is taking advanced training from the world renowned Tabla maestro, none other than Pt. Swapan Chaudhuri ji, in California for last 10 years.

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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

May 15: George Brooks Indian-Jazz Summit - Featuring Violinist Kala Ramnath

Swar Sudha and TiE Silicon Valley presents

George Brooks Indian-Jazz Summit - Featuring Violinist Kala Ramnath and noted international accompanists on May 15th, 8PM in Santa Clara.

Acclaimed for successfully bridging the worlds of jazz and Indian classical music, Grammy award winner saxophonist George Brookshas collaborated with virtually all of India’s top classical and fusion artists, from Zakir Hussain and Hariprasad Chaurasia to Shankar Mahadevan and Indian Ocean. 

Brooks returns to TieCon with and outstanding line-up of international stars. For this special program Brooks joins forces with long time collaborator, disciple of Pt. Jasraj Kala Ramnath, a violinist of stunning virtuosity, whose composition "Alaap and Tarana" was included in the 2014 ®Grammy winning CD, The Hilary Hahn EncoresOn bass is Kai Eckhardt; raised in Germany and Liberia, Kai has garnered world-wide recognition performing with John McLaughlin and Trilok Gurtu. Cuban drumming phenomenon, Dafnis Prieto, is a multi – Grammy nominated artist, Dafnis is also a recipient of the 2011 MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship. Egyptian Jazz pianist Ossam Ezeldin,  whose extraordinary abilities earned him a full scholarship at the Berkelee College of music and subsequent gigs with Billy Cobham Rounding out the group is rising tabla star, Vishal Nagar

Friday May 15th 2015, 8:00PM
Venue: Santa Clara Convention Center Theater (2nd floor)
               5001 Great America Pkwy, Santa Clara, CA 95054

Most of the tickets are already booked by TiECon Chartered member attendees. Few tickets are available onlin.

Tickets: $50.00 Buy it online at
Contact: [email protected]  408-461-8390, 510-579-8211

Re-cap of Performing Artists on May 15th:
George Brooks - Saxophone
Kala Ramnath  - violin and vocal
Osam Ezzeldin – keyboard
Dafnis Prieto    - drums
Kai Eckhardt     - bass
Vishal Nagar     – tabla