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Melbourne jazz musicians to perform with tabla virtuoso Pandit Abhijit Banerjee

08 Mar 2018

Local contemporary jazz trio Tripataka is pleased to announce they will be hosting a concert by well-known tabla virtuoso Pandit Abhijit Banerjee, who is touring internationally from India.

Tripataka was formed in 2013 and comprises Adrian Sherriff – bass trombone, shakuhachi, percussion, voice; Jonathan Dimond – electric bass guitars, percussion, voice; Adam King – drums, voice. All three are lecturers in Melbourne Polytechnic’s respected Bachelor of Music program and they will be performing their compositions with Abhijit at The Jazzlab on 25 March, 2018.

This collaboration will display the endless inspiration that Tripataka derive from the music of North and South India, as together the four musicians show their affinity with jazz and Indian music - two great improvisatory art forms.

Considered one of the top tabla players from India, Abhijit Banerjee is one of the most sought after creative artists in the realm of Indian classical music and regularly tours Europe, the US and Asia.

Banerjee has crafted a unique style and creative approach which has brought him accolades and awards throughout the world. He is known for his sensitivity, skill and deep sense of musicality.  Apart from his contributions to Indian music he has delved into a diverse variety of world music crossover as both a performer and composer.

This special performance is a unique opportunity to experience the work of a pre-eminent international performer who has collaborated with artists such as Ry Cooder and Ravi Shankar.

Tripataka with Pandit Abhijit Banerjee event details:

Date: Sunday 25 March, from 8:30pm

Venue: Jazzlab, 27 Leslie Street, Brunswick

Cost: Tickets are $20 and $15 (concession) and available from Jazzlab.

Hosted by the Melbourne Jazz Co-op.

More information about Tripataka is at

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