Prasanna’s Corner
If you are in New York city, please come by Saturday May 3 and Sunday May 4 - two sets 8.30 pm and 10.30 pm at the famed Iridium jazz club in Times Square. Check the Iridium web site for details. I will be performing with a great band featuring Shalini (vocals), Matt Geraghty (bass), Mauricio Zottarelli (drums) and Nitin Mitta (tabla) both nights. I have been doing a bunch of concerts in New York this year and it feels great! I also just did some quick hops in New Delhi for the Dakshainayan festival in March and a duo with Ustad Shujaat Khan for the Emirates NBD Classics series in Dubai in April! I have also been doing a bunch of fun film projects which came out in 2014. Firstly, my second project with Oscar winning film director Megan Mylan (of 'Smile Pinki' fame) - the short film After my garden grows supported by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation was premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in Jan 2014. My score for the film was entirely based on folk music traditions from North Bengal and Assam and the film has already won a lot of recognition. My electric guitar playing is featured prominently on the anthemic track 'Patakha Guddi' by A.R. Rahman for the much awaited Hindi film 'Highway' which was released in Feb. My acoustic guitar work is featured nicely on the song 'Karma Veeran' sung by A.R. Rahman for the upcoming Rajnikant film 'Kochadaiiyaan'. I am also looking forward for the release of Craig Gillespie's Hollywood film 'Million Dollar Arm' slated for a May 2014 release! I played lots of guitars on the score for this film again by A.R. Rahman! Been a film-friendly 2014 so far!
 
 
News
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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