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An evening of Hindustani Classical presented by 
Kishan Patel(vocal)

Accompanied by Akhil Jobanputra(Harmonium) & Suresh Ramaswamy(Tabla)

Tickets $10 ($2 premium at the gate)

Aug 5th, 5pm

Eastside Bahai Center 16007 NE 8th St, 
Bellevue, WA 98008 

Kishan Patel

 Born and raised in Portland, OR, Kishan has been learning music since he was 6 years old. He received his initial training under Portland’s Dr. Nisha Joshi, who trained him in not just Hindustani Vocal and Bhajans, but also taught him to play Tabla, Harmonium, and Sitar as well. After studying with Dr. Nisha Joshi for about 12 years, he began studying under the tutelage of his current guru, Shri Arijit Mahalanabis.  

After his first year of college, Kishan took a break to pursue his passion further. He moved in with his guru, and began training in the Gurukul system. During this time, Kishan has been training to learn the intricacies of Hindustani music through the intensive training of various genres of Hindustani music – Dhrupad/Dhamar, Khayal, Thumri, and Tappa. 
Under Arijitji’s guidance, Kishan has also been groomed as an accomplished accompanist on Tabla and Harmonium. He has had the fortune of accompanying some of India’s finest musicians including Smt. Aditi Kaikini Upadhya, Sandipan Samajpati, Mitali Banerjee Bhaumik, Samir Chatterjee, Satish Vyas, Arnab Chakrabarty, Ruchira Panda, Ranjani Ramachandran, and many other. 


Kishan has also had the fortune of training under Gurus Smt. Aditi Kaikini Upadhya, Shri Sachin Pimple, Vidwan Poovalur Srinivasan, and Dr. Lewis Norfleet. 


Akhil Jobanputra

Akhil Jobanputra has been trained by none other than Padma Vibhushan Sangeet  Martand  Pandit Jasraj, and Smt Asha Lohia. He received guidance in other styles by a variety of other Gurus from the Mewati, Kirana, and Gwalior Gharanas  &  is currently training under Jasraj ji and Pt.  Sanjeev Abhyankar. Akhil also has performed as a vocalist around the world.

Suresh Ramaswamy

Suresh Ramaswamy started learning tabla from Shri.Nishikant Barodekar of Pune (Grandson of Smt. Hirabai Badodekar & senior disciple of Ustd. Alla Rakha Khan Saheb) since 1996. He is currently under the guidance of Pt. Kiran Deshpande (The renowned Tabla Maestro and Disciple of Ustad Sheik Dawood Khan Saheb).

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