Derek Gray
Drums, African Percussion, Cahon, Tibetan Meditation Bowls
        Derek is a highly accomplished young musician from Toronto, focusing his rhythmic talents on the Drums & Cymbals and African and Cuban percussion.  While studying at Humber college Derek established himself as a leader in his generation by travelling to Ghana, Africa and Havana, Cuba to dive deeper into their respective rhythmic traditions. He is currently a member and performs with other Toronto ensembles; Tesseract, Gray Matter, Sythesis, & Monsoon.
Link: www.derekgray.cahttp://www.derekgray.cashapeimage_1_link_0

Musicians

Jonathan Kay
Tenor & Soprano Saxophones, Bansuri (Indian bamboo flute), Silver Flute, Dizi, Clarinet, Percussion
    Emerging as one of the first to traditionally render Hindustani Raga music on Soprano & Tenor Saxophones, Jonathan has been praised by many of India’s Maestros for his devotion and dedication to the tradition of Raga music and his mature realisation of the intricate expression of the Ragas.  is an experienced and versatile woodwind musician from Toronto, Canada currently living in Kolkata, India.  For the past 7 years, Jonathan has been travelling to Kolkata, India learning the instrumental and vocal styles of Indian Raga music in the traditional Guru-Shishya Parampara with his Guru Pandit Shantanu Bhattacharyya, one of India’s premiere Classical vocalists.
Link: www.jonathankay.cahttp://www.jonathankay.cashapeimage_2_link_0
Andrew Kay
Alto & Soprano Saxophones, Bass Clarinet, Eastern Reed Instruments, Percussion, Tibetan Meditation Bowls, Bells & Whistles
    Andrew Kay is a Saxophonist & Woodwind musician from Toronto, Canada who has developed a unique sound and approach; focused towards Indian Classical and Indo-Jazz music. For the past 7 years he has been travelling to Kolkata, India for extended periods and studying Indian Classical Music with his Guru Shantanu Bhattacharyya. Andrew has performed Indian Classical, Indo-Jazz, and Fusion music extensively throughout India alongside some of India’s top maestros including; Bickram Ghosh, Tajendra Majumdar, Subhankar Banerjee, and Ronu Majumdar. Andrew has also toured throughout Canada, England, Holland, & the U.S.A., with various different ensembles. Andrew is also an avid photographer, web designer, writer, and artist.
Link: www.andrewkayjazz.comhttp://www.andrewkayjazz.comshapeimage_3_link_0
Justin Gray
Upright Bass, 4 String Fretless & 6 String Electric Basses, Percussion
    Justin Gray is a rising star acoustic and electric bassist, composer and band leader from Toronto, Canada.  His main influences include Jazz, Indo-Jazz, Indian Classical and contemporary music.  Justin has been traveling to India since 2005 to study and perform Indian Classical music with his Guru Shantanu Bhattacharyya. He is learning vocally and instrumentally from his Guru and working towards being the first bassist to perform traditional Indian classical music on fretless/fretted electric bass as well as acoustic bass.  Justin has performed and recorded with many world-renowned Indian artists, including Rashid Khan, Bikram Ghosh, Subankar Banerjee, Shantanu Bhattacharyya and Chitraveena Ravikiran.
Link: www.justin-gray.comhttp://www.Justin-Gray.comshapeimage_4_link_0
Ravi Naimpally
Tabla, Doumbek, Percussion
    Ravi Naimpally is one of Canada’s finest and most renowned Tabliyas and percussionists. His world music group Tasa was started in 1999 and was put together to realize a vision that Ravi had to create a new musical form out of the many cultures that co-exist in Canada. Blending instruments and musical motifs from several world traditions Tasa is able to create a rich and seamless tapestry of sound. Ravi currently performs across Canada, India and tours around the world. He is also listed on the faculties of York University, Humber College, and University of Toronto.
Link: www.tasamusic.comhttp://www.tasamusic.comshapeimage_5_link_0

Ingrid Jensen Trumpet & FX

Shantanu Bhattacharrya Vocals

Durba Bhattacharrya Vocals

Mitra Bhattacharyya Vocals

  1. George Koller Piccolo Bass, Dilruba

  2. Ed Hanley Tabla

Alex Goodman Guitar & Keyboards

Adrian Farugia Keyboards

Quinsin Nachoff Saxophones

Shawn Rompre Percussion

Anwar Kurshid Sitar

Prosad Sitar

Carissa Neufeld Keyboards

Adam Teixeira
Drums, Cymbals, Percussion
    Adam Teixeira is a drummer based in Toronto. Graduated from the Humber College music program in 2006 and Attending the Banff jazz program in 2008. Adam has had opportunities performed with many great musicians from all over the world such as Rudresh Manhanthappa, Donny McCaslin, Steve Gadd, Pat Labarbera, Steve Gadd, Ravi Naimpally, Janguen Bae, George Koller, Adrian Farrugia, Quinsin Nachoff, Shantanu Bhattacharyya. His current projects include innovative groups such as Monsoon, Kayos Theory, A.T Unit, Eastern Sky and The Justin Gray Project.
Link: www.myspace.com/adamteixeirahttp://www.myspace.com/adamteixeirashapeimage_6_link_0
Todd Pentney
Piano, Fender Rhodes, Keyboards
    Todd has performed extensively in the Toronto area and around Ontario. He graduated from Humber College in 2008 with a Degree in Jazz Performance, studying under the likes of Brian Dickinson, Dave Restivo, and Don Thompson. His playing has allowed him to travel the world and play with amazing musicians along the way. He recently produced and performed on KC Robert's and the Live Revolution debut album, one of Toronto’s top Funk Bands. (www.kcroberts.ca)
Link: http://hitektodd.wix.com/toddhttp://kcroberts.ca/http://hitektodd.wix.com/toddshapeimage_7_link_0shapeimage_7_link_1
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