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There has been a force of gravity between Indian classical music and jazz for many decades, the push and pull of improvisation, the exciting rhythmic language. Founded in 2014, the Trio Benares continues on this path of tradition. The trio consists of Deobrat Mishra – Sitar, Roger Hanschel – Saxophone, Prashant Mishra – Tabla. Deobrat Mishra, a tenth generation Sitar player of the Banaras Gharana family, has reached a prominent place amongst his peers. In collaboration with Prashant Mishra, a rising star among Indian tabla players, he forms a perfect unit. with Roger Hanschel, one of the most extravagant, multifaceted saxophone players and composers of contemporary Jazz from
Germany, who blends with the sensual and brilliant sound of Deobrat Mishra‘s sitar and also finds rhythmic finesse with the virtuosic tabla playing of Prashant Mishra. While steeped in tradition, Trio Benares brings a freshness to both musical styles.

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Trio Benares “Shool”

Trio Benares Highlights Mumbai