Prasanna’s Corner
May 15, 2015 - Hello from New York City - I am delighted to tell you all that I am a winner at the 2014 International Songwriting Contest. The contest had 18,000 entries from 118 countries and I am grateful for being the only winner from India. My composition Springtime in New York won third place in Jazz and am so happy the song won such an honor especially with judges such as Wayne Shorter, Pat Metheny, Jean Luc Ponty, Bela Fleck and Danilo Perez! Springtime in New York is the opening track from my upcoming album All Terrain Guitar. I am so thankful to ISC for this recognition! You can listen to Springtime in New York and other winning compositions here at ISC winners If you are in New York or at driving distance, please come by and say hello to me any first Saturday of the month at 8 pm at my regular gig in New York at TERRAZA 7 in Queens. be sure to tell your friends too! I am thankful to Freddy Castiblanco, the owner of Terraza 7 for giving me his wonderful venue for me to bring my brand of music to NYC audiences every month! Lets all rock together! More info and tickets for the Terraza 7 shows RIGHT HERE. And as always, look out for updates on my web site or FB page to see my tour schedules and I hope to see you soon at your city!
 
 
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Aug 20, 2013
Prasanna was featured performing with Oscar winning composer A.R. Rahman for MTV's signature show 'Coke Studio' in its Season 3 on Aug 17, 2013. Sony Music released a DVD and CD of the project titled "A R Rahman featuring Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Khan, Farah Siraj & Ani Choying, Rayhanah & Issrat Quadhri, Prasanna, Sivamani" . The other musicians include Keba Jeremiah on acoustic guitar, Kevin Doucette on Piano/keyboards, Mohini Dey on bass and many more wonderful musicians. Check out 'Aao Balma' featuring Prasanna's signature playing HERE
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March 2, 2014
Prasanna started 2014 on an exciting note composing and performing with an amazing 13 piece band in Belgium called 'Manngold De Cobre' for two concerts on Jan 16 and 17th at Sint Niklas and Gent for Europalia Festival. This was followed by a couple of concerts in Ljubljana and Celje in Slovenia on Jan 18 and 20th for the 'Days of India in Slovenia' festival, an initiative of the Indian Embassy in Ljubljana with the support of the Ambassador of India in Slovenia. And then a tour of 4 cities performing with Ustad Shujaat Khan (Sitar), Selvaganesh (Kanjira), Phil Maturano (drums), Abishek Raghuram (vocal) and Amit Choubey (tabla) with concerts in Bangalore on Jan 24, Ahmedabad on Jan 26, Mumbai on Jan 30 and Hyderabad on Jan 31. Feb featured two concerts in New York - Feb 20 with the Golden Ratio project and Feb 28 with 'Prasanna and Friends'. Do check out the Tours page for all info and I look forward to bringing much more music and love to you all in 2014!
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Prasanna is a living hope for quality music - A.R. Rahman,
  Academy Award winning film composer
I sometimes struggle to get my head around the fact that Prasanna and I actually play the same musical instrument. He somehow manages to make an electric guitar do things which are clearly not possible - Guthrie Govan,
  Acclaimed guitarist
Prasanna's compositions convey a cosmopolitan harmonic language, rich with passing frictions- Nate Chinen,
  New York Times
Prasanna plays guitar like nobody on the planet - Phil Dipietro,
  Allaboutjazz.com
A true world music visionary - Bill Milkowski, Jazziz
As instantly recognizable as Carlos Santana or Jimi Hendrix - Teed
  Rockwell, India currents magazine
He just cannot strike a false note ever - R. Srinivasan, Indian Express
 
 

Prasanna is the quintessential Indian Renaissance man. A pioneer in performing Carnatic music on the guitar, an engineering graduate from Indian Institute of Technology, a composer for an Oscar winning film, an internationally acclaimed guitarist in contemporary Jazz, Rock and Blues, a Magna-Cum-Laude graduate of Berklee College of Music, an entrepreneurial visionary in the business of creative music and education, Prasanna was voted among the top 50 creative Indians by Open Magazine in 2010 alongside Sachin Tendulkar, Viswanathan Anand, A.R. Rahman, Arundati Roy and others.

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