Aditya Balani Group, a world-jazz ensemble brings together talented musicians from countries across the globe. The group has been performing internationally since 2008 has included musicians from India, Spain, Serbia, Chile, Bulgaria and US. Aiming for true artistic expression and drawing from their ethnic roots each musician adds a unique color to their sound, which is an exciting blend of the spontaneity and harmonic interplay of Jazz with the sheer intensity of melodies and rhythms inﬂuenced by Indian Classical/Folk music, and various other musical traditions of the world. Aditya is one of the rare guitarists who perform microtonal music, and some of his tunes feature a unique approach to fretless guitar, developed from sarod and sitar playing techniques.
In January 2010 the band went on their second tour of the Indian sub-continent, which was extremely well received and featured Aaron Bahr on trumpet, Will Cafaro on bass, Tarun Balani on drums, Sharik Hasan on piano, and Aditya Balani on fretless/fretted guitars. The group has been chosen as one the featured artists for Jazz Revelation Records for 2010, and will be releasing their full length album this year as well.
"Guitarist/Composer Aditya Balani marks new territory with his musical aspirations. From 'Answers' (a dreamy track about life's haunting why's) to 'Prarthna'(a prayer for peace pressed in splendid jazz guitar lines), his compositions are more of subconscious imprints than disciplined exercises in songwriting." -Rolling Stone India
"Their model is perhaps a pointer to the future — young, passionate jazz men who blend several inﬂuences and make jazz accessible to this generation." -Asian Age
"A mix of jazz, Indian classical and folk music...Aditya Balani's music brings to the table a very colorful and original sound." -DNA Mumbai
"An astonishingly good blend of world music and contemporary jazz." -Hindustan Times
We are back in the US after our second India tour!!! A big thanks to all of you who came to our shows in India, we really had a great time playing in Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore. Please leave your comments and feedback, we would love to hear from you!
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