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Aberdeen is a jazz/indie rock brass band based out of Brooklyn, NY. They create a wall of sound with soaring, horn-driven melodies, supported by a bed of distorted guitars and raucous drums. Brian Plautz is the primary songwriter in the band. The band, featuring saxophones, trombone, trumpet, guitars, bass, and drums never ceases to fill a room with energy. Aberdeen's albums Downpour and Held Together showcase their massive, one-of-a-kind sound, featuring multi-Grammy Award-winning drummer Antonio Sánchez (Pat Metheny, Birdman) and bassist Adam Neely, who hosts a 1.6 million+ subscriber music channel on YouTube. Demonstrated during Aberdeen's 2019 U.S. State Department tour of Central Asia, Aberdeen's music is about community—a large collective of musicians with the hope of sharing its music to audiences throughout the world.
Shubh Saran is a New York-based guitarist, composer, and producer who has performed globally with his band throughout the United States, India, Canada, Bangladesh, Vietnam, and Mexico. Saran’s intricate compositions fuse sounds from modern jazz, neo-soul, and rock with classical and contemporary Indian music. In October 2021, Saran independently released his second full-length album and fourth overall release titled inglish – a groundbreaking work that explores concepts of assimilation, global identity, and native culture. Pitchfork named the album to its list of Best Jazz and Experimental Music of 2021. DownBeat described inglish as a “scintillating musical brew.”