Tommy Khosla & JAWARI

Sitarist and composer Tommy Khosla navigates a diverse musical landscape, citing inspiration from a variety of genres including Latin jazz, hip-hop, and electronic music. Khosla gained notable recognition with the release of their debut solo album, "Vignettes," a self-produced LP featured in Songlines Magazine and BBC Asian Network. Currently studying under Anoushka Shankar and Ricky Romain, Khosla's performances encompass a wide spectrum, from Birmingham Symphony Hall (Birmingham Symphony Orchestra) and Oxford University (The World's Music at Oxford), to St Thomas' Hospital (Lyrix Organix). Recently featured on the title track of Hagan’s “Good Food” EP (Soulection) alongside Sheila Maurice-Grey (KOKOROKO), Khosla's collaborations show his commitment to reshaping the sitar's narrative.

The culmination of this musical development can be seen in JAWARI, a multi-disciplinary collective. Core members include band leader Tommy Khosla on sitar, Latin Grammy awardee and Aterciopelados (Europe) member Gregorio Merchán on percussion, Taylor Frost on guitar, Billie Sophoclides on saxophone and Nashville's first Youth Poet Laureate Lagnajita Mukhopadhyay. Drawing on the eclectic musical and interdisciplinary backgrounds of its members and collaborators with an emphasis on the Indian Classical tradition, JAWARI is cultivating a distinct identity within the global jazz scene. Following sell-out gigs in London, they are currently working towards their debut album, ROAD RASA - supported by Help Musicians and the British Arts Council - which will be released in 2024. 

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