- Mark Tuinstra (guitars)
- Marko Bonarius (double bass)
- Niti Ranjan Biswas (tablas)
- Sandhya Sanjana (vocals)
- region:Indian Subcontinent
- World Jazz
- instrumentation:instrumental, vocal
- artist submitted by:
Bombay - Maximum City: A swirl of colours.
A cacophony of sound. Masses on the
move. Fragrance of spices. In a
quiet spot a holy man meditates. The
sound of temple bells in the distance. A
woman walks by with ankle bells and flowers
in her hair. This city, a whirlpool of
frantic activity, yet with a center of tranquility.
Born and raised in the Cosmopolis of
Contrasts, Sandhya's music is a mix of
Indian melodies and rhythms, with jazz and
world flavours. Or is it jazz with an Indian
flavour? The answer will always elude us.
Sandhya invited fourteen of her most favourite
artists from all over the world, all stars
in their own right, to create a magnificent
catalogue of her journeys around the world.
She recorded "Random Access Melody"
(CD / iTunes). She performs this music with
a five piece band. Both the album and the
live concert tours received rave reviews in
her new home country, The Netherlands.
"A modest ode to Shiva, accompanied
only on acoustic guitar and bass,
alluded to shimmering Mississippi
blues in its tone and atmosphere"
Volkskrant, The Netherlands
"A worldly grog, everything breathes
Caleidoscoop, The Netherlands
"Sandhya's wordless version of Naima
scored an evening highlight"
All about Jazz, USA
"Sandhya Sanjana possesses the art of
creating bridges between Indian vocals
and Jazz. A revelation" -
Sandhya was classically trained in India
under various gurus. Later she discovered
jazz and world music and started fusing all
these styles with Indian classical vocals.
After moving to Europe, she embarked
on a solo career. She has composed,
recorded and performed her music
embracing many styles. Living in Amsterdam,
she is also a member of several world music
bands. In the last years, she has toured
and performed extensively all over the world.