Celebrating India at 75: Sachal Vasandani and Friends
Indo-American Arts Council
in partnership with Jazz at Lincoln Center
CELEBRATING INDIA AT 75: SACHAL VASANDANI AND FRIENDS FEATURING PRIYA DARSHINI
August 11 - 12, 2022
Dizzy's Club at Jazz at Lincoln Center
ABOUT THE SHOW
In celebration of India's 75th year of Independence and co-presented by the Indo-American Arts Council, jazz vocalist and bandleader Sachal Vasandani has assembled a spellbinding collection of artists from East and West. With his feet firmly planted in the jazz tradition, witnessed by his sold out shows in the Appel Room honoring Nat King Cole's centennial in 2019, he embraces his Indian heritage along with special guest vocalist and Grammy Award nominee, Priya Darshini, a captivating singer whose work takes cues from her Indian Classical music roots. Joined by a stellar cast that includes bassist Harish Raghavan (Charles Lloyd), Grammy-nominated pianist Orrin Evans, saxophonist Dayna Stephens, and drummer Kush Abadey. Also joining on Friday is Vanisha Gould, another outstanding jazz singer that embraces the global language of Jazz.
Sachal Vasandani, vocals
Sachal Vasandani is recognized for his singular voice, with a tone and unique phrasing that mark him as one of the most compelling artists on the scene today.
Thoroughly rooted in jazz, Sachal has the swagger to front the most swinging big bands and the vulnerability to present definitive takes of classic ballads. His deeply creative approach to improvisation across lyrics, melodic changes and time signatures is always soulful, and he has come to be regarded as one of the eminent vocal improvisers of his generation.
Priya Darshini, vocals
Vanisha Gould, vocals (8/12)
Orrin Evans, piano
Dayna Stephens, tenor saxophone
Harish Raghavan, bass
Kush Abadey, drums
Rajna Swaminathan Trio
with Utsav Lal and Ganavya
Photos - August 11, 2022
Photo Credit: Sachyn Mital/ Indo-American Arts Council
Photos - August 12, 2022
Photo Credit: @larufoto/ Indo-American Arts Council