Kedar received preliminary training in Hindustani Classical Music from his grandfather, Shri Dadasaheb Naphade and from Shri Arvind Gajendragadkar. For over 15 years, he has been a leading disciple of Pt. Tulsidas Borkar, arguably the most acclaimed harmonium player in India today. Kedar's music derives inspiration from the stylistic genius and dexterous wizardry of P. Madhukar as well as the character of the traditional hindustani vocal art form. In addition to classical music, Kedar also plays the semi-classical forms of Marathi Natyasangeet (Stage Music), Bhajans, Thumri, Dhun etc. Kedar has performed harmonium solo and has accompanied vocalists at numerous concerts in India, Europe and in the U.S. including prestigious festivals and venues such as the Alladiya Khan Smruti Samaroha, Dadar Matunga Cultural Center in Mumbai, The Lincoln Center in New York, The Smithsonian Institute in Washington D.C etc. He has also been featured on NPR.
Arun Ramamurthy is an exciting violinist who is making his mark in Indian Classical and World music in the United States. Influenced by his family surroundings, Arun developed an interest in the classical style of South India. His first guru, Sri Ananthakrishnan, a highly respected performer and teacher, taught Arun from age 11 not only Carnatic music but instilled in him a sense of tradition and a musical culture based on rigorous discipline. Arun has dedicated his career to promoting and performing Carnatic music to audiences in the US. Arun has collaborated with various artists such as jazz pianist Marc Cary, singer-songwriter April Smith, percussionist Sameer Gupta, Ragamala Dance Company, Cudamani Gamelan, choreographer Parijat Desai, bharatanatyam dancer Mythili Prakash, amongst others. Arun’s musical projects have led him to perform at prestigious venues such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Juilliard School of Music, Kennedy Center, Smithsonian Institute in Washington DC, Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Gracie Mansion and others. He released his debut Carnatic Classical CD in 2010, titled “Geethanjali” with percussion stalwarts Tiravarur Bhaktavatsalam and Ghatam Giridhar Udupa.
An outstanding disciple of the world renowned bansuri maestro Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia, Jay is an avid performer with a remarkable artistic maturity and depth. With performances spanning the globe, he has been lauded for his musical sensitivity and expressive sound. His music reflects the training he has received from some of the greatest living masters of the North Indian Classical flute. In addition to his solo performances, he has also had the honor of providing accompaniment on bansuri for some of the most highly esteemed Hindustani Classical musicians of today. They include Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia, Pandit Nayan Ghosh, Pt Ronu Majumdar, Pt Raghunath Seth, Pandit Vidyadhar Vyas, Pandit Ramakant Pathak (pakhawaj), Smt. Kum Kum Sanyal, and Smt Sangita Lahiri. (vocalist). His musical pursuits are not limited to that of the Indian sub-continent and he has grown up with a great love for the music of the African diaspora and America's classical music - Jazz as well.
Indrajit Roy-Chowdhury is a disciple of the sitar maestro Pandit Subroto Roy-Chowdhury. Groomed in the Veen-kar style of the Senia Gharana, which maintains the Dhrupadi origins of Indian Classical music, Indrajit strives to innovate while keeping a firm connection with the past. While completing his undergraduate studies at Duke University, Indrajit received the Bennenson Award for the Arts to further his study of Indian Classical music. Since then he has taken the profession of a full-time sitarist and has performed on stages across the world including such prestigious venues as Gyan Mancha (Kolkata), Hammerstein Ballroom (New York), Kennedy Center (Washington D.C.) and has had his concerts telecast by Doordarshan (Indian National Television). During the 2010 Fall semester Indrajit was a visiting faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania and taught the University's sitar course..
Dibyarka Chatterjee is a young Tabla player from the Farrukhabad Gharana, and is the son and disciple of Pandit Samir Chatterjee. Dibyarka has had the honor and privilege of performing with many renowned musicians including Pandit Jasraj, Lakshmi Shankar, Mashkoor Ali Khan, Ramesh Mishra, Shubhra Guha, Partha Bose, Tripti Mukherjee, Suman Ghosh, Hidayat Khan to name only a few. He has collaborated in world music projects with groups like the Dance Theater of Harlem (in 'South African Suite'), the Battery Dance Co. (in “Songs of Tagore”), and with fusion musician/composers like Salman Ahmad (Junoon), Douglas Cuomo, John McDowell (on the award-winning documentary “A Son’s Sacrifice”), Gary Lucas & Najma Akhtar (on their collaborative album "Rishte") etc. He has composed music for, and performed in, two off-Broadway theatrical productions (Nuraldeen's Lifetime & Lee/gendary) He has also performed in many prestigious venues like Carnegie Hall, the UN General Assembly, Lincoln Center & Asia Society in NYC, Place des Arts (Montreal), the Google Amphitheater (Palo Alto), Salt Lake Music Conference (Kolkata, India), Pratisruti Festival (Bhopal, India) etc. He has also appeared on numerous radio shows such as The Leonard Lopate Show and New Sounds on NPR, Raag Aur Taal on WKCR etc. (recordings available below).