2 Jul 2022, Sat, 7.30pm & 8.45pm
Sharik Hasan is one of the leading pianists and composers of his generation to emerge from India. Based in New York City, he has garnered a reputation for his exceptional virtuosity and versatility, making him the top-call pianist for many well-known bands and venues. He tours much of the year internationally with the world-famous Postmodern Jukebox as well as his own band, MND FLO. In 2021, he joined the faculty as professor at the Berklee College of Music.
This performance will consist of modern interpretations of well-known jazz standards and original compositions by Sharik Hasan, in the classic piano trio format.
Kenji Nakano on bass
Aaron James Lee on drums
Mask-wearing is required for all indoor events. No tickets will be issued. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Sharik Hasan will be performing solo as Kenji Nakano and Aaron James Lee are unwell. We wish the artists a speedy recovery.
Sharik Hasan started his tryst with the piano at the age of five and by 16, had completed the curriculum of the Royal School of Music, London. He then went to the United States to attend Oberlin College and Conservatory of Music.
In 2007, Hasan relocated to Paris for two years to study at the Bill Evans Piano Academy where the young pianist integrated quickly into the jazz scene, playing in international festivals with his trio. He was subsequently awarded a scholarship to Berklee College of Music where he was selected to be part of a special honours program—the Berklee Global Jazz Institute, under the tutelage of Danilo Pérez.
Hasan then made the move to New York City, to attend the masters program at the prestigious Manhattan School of Music on scholarship. He has performed at venues all over the world including the Blue Note (New York), Newport Jazz Festival, Panama Jazz Festival, Kriol Jazz Festival (Cape Verde), Nancy Jazz Festival (France), Mondriaan Jazz Festival (Netherlands), Lincoln Center (New York) and has shared the stage with luminaries such as Jeff ‘Tain’ Watts, John Patitucci, Joe Lovano, Wayne Shorter, Terri Lyne Carrington, Sean Jones, Bill Pierce, Adam Nussbaum, Ralph Peterson, and David Liebman among others.
Hasan’s latest album with MND FLO, entitled From Time (2018), features his original compositions, which embody an eclectic blend of cultures and acoustic-electric soundscapes. His fluid improvisations convey a natural sense of storytelling, all the while demonstrating an equal fluidity in jazz and Indian classical idioms.
2 Jul 2022, Sat
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