Upcoming Events:

upcoming 2011 concerts:

October 2011

US Tour with Ustad Amjad Ali Khan and sons - Sante Fe, Bloomington, Indianapolis, Dayton, Nashville, Huntsville and New York City at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

3rd Annual PKM Jayanti Legacy Festival:

5pm - Sunday, Sept.18th, 2011

Apr 15 - Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco with Ustad Amjad Ali Khansaheb and sons

Festival of India in Canada Tour with Ustad Amjad Ali Khan and sons -Amaan Ali Khan and Ayaan Ali Khan

Mar 12 - Montreal

Mar 10 - Edmonton

Mar 8 - Calgary

Mar 6 - Saskatoon

Mar 4 - Ottawa - Museum of Civilization

Mar 3 - Carleton University

events archive:

2nd Annual Pandit Kishan Maharaj (PKM) Jayanti Legacy Festival

Sat. Sept. 25th, 2010 - 7pm

Tabla Solo by Pt. Pooran Maharaj

Mohan Veena by Pt.VMBhatt

Sun. Sept. 26th, 2010 - 3pm

Vocal Recital - Dr. Vinay Bhide

Kathak Dance Recital

Venue: Betty Oliphant Theatre - 404 Jarvis St.

Toronto, ON

Sep 19 - Halifax, NS with Steve Oda - Sarod, Pt Pooran Maharaj - Tabla solo, Bageshree Vaze - Kathak with Pt. Pooran Maharaj and Vineet Vyas

Sep. 5 - Pasadena, LA - Concert with Us. Amjad Ali Khan and sons - Sarod

Aug. 8th - 6pm Concert with Abhik Sarkar - Sarod Meadowvale Theatre- Mississauga

Aug. 19th - 7pm Music in the Garden - Harbourfront, Toronto concert with Aruna Narayan Kalle - Sarangi

July- USA tour with Us. Amjad Ali Khan and sons Amaan and Ayaan - Bloomington, Chicago, Houston, Seattle and Milwaukee

July 23 - Masala Mehndi Masti, Toronto with Amaan and Ayaan Ali Khan - Sarod

May 28 - Santa Barbara University, LA with Us. Amjad Ali Khan and sons - Sarod

Apr 4 - Columbia University, NY with Us. Amjad Ali Khan and sons

Mar 9 - Perth, Scotland with Us. Amjad Ali Khan and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra

Feb. 7 - New Delhi - Vasantotsav - Birju Maharaj Festival with Bageshree Vaze Kathak

Jan. 26 - Kolkatta - Dover Lane Festival concert with Ustad Amjad Ali Khan - Sarod

Jan. 17 - New Delhi concert with Amaan and Ayaan Ali Khan

Jan. 13 - Ahmedabad- Saptak concert with Us. Amjad Ali Khan - Sarod

Jan. 1st 2010 - Science City - Kolkatta concert with Us. Amjad Ali Khan - Sarod

Dec. 2009: Gurgaon, India concert with Amaan and Ayaan Ali Khan - Sarod

Nov. 14, 2009: Halifax concert with Ustad Aashish Khan - Sarod

November 1, 2009:

“PASSAGE TO INDIA”

Strings and Rhythms of North India

World premiere of ‘Yoga’ video

 Grammy-nominated sitar exponent Gaurav Mazumdar joins Vineet Vyas and vocal/dance artist Bageshree Vaze at Lula Lounge, in Toronto on November 1, 2009, 7:00 p.m.

Toronto - Oct.24, 2009 & Calgary - Oct.31, 2009 : Jugalbandhi concert Gaurav Mazumdar - Sitar and Jayanti Kumaresh - Veena

Ottawa - Oct.25, 2009 : Jugalbandhi vocal concert - Sri Vinay Bhide and Dr. Narasiah

Saskatoon - Oct.16, 2009 Raagmala concert with Sitarist Shri Vikas Gupta

Sept.5th Tabla solo - tabla soul - Toronto

Aug.14th - !st Annual Pt. Kishan Maharaj Jayanti Utsav - Toronto: Tabla solo by Vineet Vyas and Mandolin recital by Sri Snehasish Mozumder

Aug.15th - Hamilton concert with Snehasish Mozumder - Mandolin

Aug. 9th - Music in the Garden with Bageshree Vaze- Harbourfront -Toronto

Aug. 3rd - Westben Barn Theatre - Passage to India

Aug. 2nd - Lula Lounge - Toronto - Passage to India

Aug. 1st - Collingwood Music Festival - Collingwood - Passage to India

June 28th - Burnamthorpe Library Theatre, Mississauga

June 21st - Westben Barn Theatre

June 20th - Kitchener - Waterloo Multicultural Festival

May 30th 2009:Halifax, NS concert with Pt Ramesh Misra - Sarangi, solo and Kathak dance with Bageshree Vaze
May 31st 2009:St. John's NL concert with Pt Ramesh Misra - Sarangi, solo and Kathak dance with Bageshree Vaze

Mar. 9th,2009 with Pt Rajan and Sajan Misra - New Delhi

2008

May 24th - Niagara Folk Arts Festival - with Bageshree Vaze

May 4th - Toronto with Bageshree Vaze and Steve Oda at Harbourfront Studio Theatre. See Events

Apr.5th - Toronto with Us. Shahid Parvez

Mar.15th - Calgary with Sri Steve Oda

Mar.4th - Benares - Mahashivratri Mahotsav with Sri Ajay Pohankar

Feb.26th - Dehradhun with Kartik Seshadri

Feb.24th - New Delhi at Ravi Shankar Centre with Kartik Seshadri

Feb.20th - Jaipur with Kartik Seshadri

Jan. 30th - Mumbai with Bageshree Vaze

Jan. 11, 2008: Ahmedabad - Saptak with Ritesh and Rajnish Mishra

Dec. 27th: Delhi at Kamani Auditorium with Satish Vyas at Chatur Lal Memorial Festival

Dec. 26th: Kochi with Us. Amjad Ali Khan

BAGESHREE AND I WERE BLESSED WITH A BEAUTIFUL BABY GIRL! KALASHREE WAS BORN JUNE 15TH 2007!

2007 CANADIAN DATES

Nov 24th, 2007: Montreal

Bageshree returns to the stage @ Walter Hall, University of Toronto: Sept.27th, 2007

'Tarana' CD RELEASE CONCERT: NOV 18TH, 2007

Tour dates with with Ustad Shahid Parvez - sitar:

15th Sept -Montreal

28th Sept - Thunder Bay

21st Oct - Ottawa

27th Oct - Halifax

28th Oct - St. John's

6th Oct - Calgary with Hemant Panwar - Kathak

2nd June- Halifax, NS

3rd June- St. John's, NL

8th June- Ottawa, ON

with Pt. Satish Vyas- Santoor

6th May with Us.Amjad Ali Khan and sons

JAN 2007 TAALWORKS ALBUM RELEASED IN INDIA BY TIMES MUSIC LTD.

Jan 8, 2007 : NRI PRAVASI BHARTIYA DIWAS WITH USTAD AMJAD ALI KHAN AND SONS

Jan 28, 2007 : BENARES -GANESH KAKSH TABLA SOLO

Jan 30, 2007 : NEW DELHI WITH PT RAJAN AND PT SAJAN MISRA

Feb 7, 2007 : NEW DELHI WITH SAEED ZAFAR KHAN

Feb 15, 2007 : NEW DELHI WITH AMAAN AND AYAAN ALI KHAN

Feb 20, 2007 : NEW DELHI, PLANET M APPEARANCE - TAALWORKS CD

Feb 21/22, 2007 : AGRA WITH RITESH AND RAJNISH MISRA

Feb 23, 2007 : ALLAHABAD WITH KALA RAMNATH

Feb 26, 2007: NEW DELHI AT RAVI SHANKAR CENTRE WITH PARTHO SARATHI

Feb, 27, 2007 : NEW DELHI - TRIVENI THEATRE CD RELEASE, CHIEF GUEST USTAD AMJAD ALI KHAN

2006 INDIA TOUR...

10TH Dec.: SAVAI GANDHARVE FESTIVAL, PUNE with Ustad AMJAD ALI KHAN

8th Dec: Jaipur with Ustad AMJAD ALI KHAN AND SONS

Oct. 13th, 2006 concert NCPA Theatre, Mumbai

Sept 28th, 2006 performance with Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, Amaan Ali Khan and Ayaan Ali Khan: New Delhi

2006 JAPAN TOUR...

17th Nov: Canadian Embassy, Tokyo

18th Nov: Tokyo

19th Nov: Yokohama

22nd Nov: Kobe

23rd Nov: Kyoto

24th Nov: Okayama

25th Nov: Tokyo

26th Nov: Tokyo

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For immediate Release, 21.01.11

“THE KING OF DHAMAAR”

From Benares, India to Nova Scotia, Canada

Homegrown Tabla Talent nominated for

East Coast Music Award

 

The 2011 East Coast Music Award nominations were announced yesterday, and Canadian tabla (North Indian drums) virtuoso Vineet Vyas has garnered a nomination for World Recording of the Year for his latest CD, The King of Dhamaar: A Tribute to Pt. Kishan Maharaj.

 

The East Coast Music Association (ECMA) administers the annual awards to foster and promote East Coast music. Born and raised in Nova Scotia, Vineet Vyas began traveling to India in his teens to learn the tabla from the late legendary master Pt. Kishan Maharaj. In the past two decades Vyas has performed with some of India’s foremost music artists in India, Canada and internationally. He has two solo CDs to his credit, the latest of which highlights the Benares style of tabla playing, and is in homage to his guru, who passed away in 2008.

 

Vyas hails from a musical family: his late grandfather, Brahmanand Vyas was a renowned vocalist in New Delhi, and his elder brother Varun is a recognized percussionist on the Maritimes music scene, who is also featured on Daniel Matto’s I’m Old Fashioned, nominated for the 2011 ECMA Award for Best Jazz Recording.

 

“Growing up in Truro, NS, I have seen how the East Coast music landscape has flourished,” says Vyas from his home in Toronto. “It’s great that the style of music I chose to pursue, even though it originates from India, is being supported and recognized. It shows you how music is music, no matter where it comes from, and that it can be appreciated anywhere.”

 

"Today’s announcements clearly demonstrate the incredible talent in this region and the dedication and hard work of our artists,” said Su Hutchinson, executive director of the East Coast Music Association, on Thursday. East Coast Music Week 2011 will take place in Charlottetown, PEI, from April 13-17, and the awards ceremony will take place at the Confederation Centre of the Arts in Charlottetown.

 

Vyas has previously performed at the awards function, and is hoping to attend this year’s ceremony. Apart from his busy touring schedule, Vyas is also the Artistic Director for an annual music and dance festival in memory of his teacher. He also regularly performs on the East Coast, such as at the 2009 Harvest Jazz festival in New Brunswick.

 

For more information on Vyas, and The King of Dhamaar, please visit www.vineetvyas.com. For interviews, contact (416) 887-9221.

Vineet Vyas is one of Canada’s young and dynamic musical talents. He is a disciple of the late legendary Tabla maestro, Pandit Kishan Maharaj.  During his performances, audiences worldwide are enthralled as they witness and feel the depth of his musicality, spontaneity, and creativity.

Raised in Truro, Nova Scotia, now based in Toronto and New Delhi, Vineet was born into a family of traditional musicians of India: his grandfather, Pandit Brahmanand Vyas, was a renowned vocalist of New Delhi and initiated Vineet into North Indian (Hindustani) classical music at the age of five.

Vineet has been an active performer in the Canadian music scene since the World Exposition 1986, Vancouver, BC.  In 1987, he began studying with Pandit Kishan Maharaj in Benares, in the traditional style of Guru-shishya parampara. After intense training and sadhana (dedication) to his guru, Vineet firmly established himself as an accomplished tabla artist. Vineet has performed with some of India's eminent classical artists such as Us. Amjad Ali Khan, Pt. Birju Maharaj, Pt Rajan and Sajan Mishra, Us. Aashish Khan, Us. Shahid Parvez, and  Dr. L. Subramaniam as well as contemporary musicians from numerous genres. He also regularly performs with wife and celebrated Indian dance and music artist, Bageshree Vaze. Vineet was featured in ‘Fingers of Fire,’ a Bravo! Channel documentary that followed his journey of life and music in Canada and India. His solo CD “Taalworks” is a breakthrough album featuring tabla at the forefront, and was released by Times Music in India in 2007. His latest offering, The King of Dhamaar – a Tribute to Pt. Kishan Maharaj has just earned an East Coast Music Award nomination for World Recording of the Year.

 

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Canada ’s “New-Generation” Tabla Talent

Brings Elating North Indian Drums to Center Stage

with Breakthrough CD “Taalworks”

Born into a family of traditional musicians and initiated into Hindustani classical music at the age of five, Vineet Vyas is one of Canada’s rising “new-generation” musical talents. A disciple of the legendary Tabla maestro, Pandit Kishan Maharaj, Vyas has performed along side India's eminent classical artists such as Us. Amjad Ali Khan, Pt Rajan, Sajan Mishra, Us.Shahid Parvez, Us. Aashish Khan, Dr. L. Subramaniam and Kala Ramnath.

Now, with his industry anticipated debut CD  “TAALWORKS” meaning rhythm-works, audiences have the opportunity to enjoy and explore the musicality, spontaneity, and creativity Vineet Vyas has become known for on international stages. Featuring North Indian tabla solo compositions combined with the melodic instrumentation of the cello, flute, piano, sarod, and sarangi “TAALWORKS” presents original tracks such as In the Beginning (Uthaan) inspired by the Benares gharana of tabla playing and Bring on the Rain depicting the many moods of the Indian monsoon season.  “As a young boy studying tabla in Benares, I often walked along the ghats of the Ganga River where so many Hindus come to wash away their sins” explains Vyas. “One of my favorite tracks, Benares Dawns on Me tells of the clamor of street sellers, sadhus, local inhabitants and foreigners while being embraced by the underlying peace or ‘shanti’ of the Ganga River...the arrangement itself weaves everyday commotion into a journey of the mystically profound”

From compositional adaptations of Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata and Saint Saëns’ Flight of the Swan to In the Darbar (Rela, Upaj, Tukre) patterned in ‘Dhire Dhire Kite Taka’ and recitation styles, “TAALWORKS” enchants and enlightens new fans and devoted tabla enthusiasts alike.  Bringing tabla to center stage, join Vineet Vyas at 7:30pm on Thursday November 10th to celebrate the launch of  “TAALWORKS” and hear one of Canada’s “new-generation” artists rising on international circuits.

 “it has  been my vision with this album to bring to the forefront tabla as a solo instrument and provide audiences with a chance to experience their beauty, range, repertoire and adaptability. I am thrilled to share with you the tabla’s vast potential and depth, woven into new and inspiring melodic textures”   - Vineet Vyas