Sun, Jun 04|
A Contemporary Indo-Jazz Fusion Collaborative Ensemble
Time & Location
Jun 04, 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Gibsons, 350 Glassford Rd, Gibsons, BC V0N 1V8, Canada
About the Event
Doors: 2:00 pm
(Tickets are non-refundable)
Raagaverse, led by Shruti Ramani (voice) with Jodi Proznick (bass), Noah Franche-Nolan (piano) and Nicholas Bracewell (drums), is a creative Indo-Jazz fusion band that pays homage to the two deeply historical and culturally-significant genres: classical Hindustani music and Jazz. Shruti brings her expertise in Hindustani music together with the quartet’s appreciation, knowledge, affinity and experience of the Jazz and other musical artforms. Raagaverse retains the authenticity of both traditions, melding them seemlessly into one cohesive sound that is both dynamic and explosive with immense respect, depth and beauty.
Shruti’s musical fluency originates from her rigorous Hindustani training and degree under Dr. Ritu Johri in Mumbai, India, and her studies leading to a degree in Jazz from Capilano University. Her original compositions use melodies ornamented with traditional Hindustani nuances, with underlying modern Jazz harmonies and rhythms.
Jodi (3X Juno Nominee & 4X National Jazz Award Winner) brings her musical mastery on the bass as well as her insight and experience performing, recording, touring and promoting her music. She is also a highly respected music educator.
Noah is a stellar composer, pianist and keyboard player well known for his cross-disciplinary collaborations in jazz and classical idioms and for blending different musical styles.
Nicholas is talented young drummer who immediately connected with the music and musicians of Raagaverse.
Its first performance was on a double bill with the Itamar Erez Quartet at the Fox Cabaret in March 2022 as part of the VIM Music at the Cinemas Series. Since then, it has been invited to perform for the Vancouver International Jazz Festival, the Gordon Smith Gallery Music Series, the 2023 Fort Langley Jazz Festival and ArtSpring Theatre (Saltspring). Expect energetic and enthralling music from Raagaverse!