Jazz Revelation Records Showcase

Wednesday / July 14, 2010 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
United States

The Aditya Balani Group is a world-jazz ensemble that brings together talented musicians from countries across the globe. The group has included members from India, Spain, Serbia, Chile, Bulgaria, and the United States. The band currently features Berklee students Aaron Bahr on trumpet, Tarun Balani on drums, Will Cafaro on bass, and Sharik Hasan on piano.

Aiming for true artistic expression and drawing from their ethnic roots, each musician adds a unique color to the group's core sound—an exciting blend of the spontaneity and harmonic interplay of jazz with the sheer intensity of Indian classical/folk melodies and rhythms. Balani is one of the rare guitarists who perform microtonal music, and some of his tunes feature a unique approach to fretless guitar developed from sarod- and sitar-playing techniques. The group has been performing internationallly since 2008, and recently completed its second tour of the Indian subcontinent.