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Across the land is world music concert project focused on new sounds from Spain, India, and the US. The concerts aim to build a bridge between the four musicians and their compositions.
Writing lyrics to an intriguing melody, improvising over guitar chords and discovering new rhythms, the musicians communicate through music. For this purpose, each of them chose harmonies closest to their language and way of understanding music.
The four musicians embark on a new journey with the goal of strengthening these original compositions and, through them, recreating a very personal yet contemporary and creative musical universe. The musical styles interweave jazz, flamenco, folk sounds and contemporary classical in both western and Hindustani.
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Jaume Vilaseca is a Barcelona-born pianist and composer. He has a background in jazz and Brazilian music, performing in various formations and jazz festivals worldwide. Notable works include World Songs and a jazz fusion quartet. He’s also collaborated with artists like Anna Luna and Karen Souza. Vilaseca is a professor at the Liceu School of Modern Music and has released albums, including tributes to Emerson, Lake & Palmer, album based on work by The Alan Parsons Project, and YES in recent years.
A Spanish vocalist, composer, and multi-instrumentalist, she was classically trained in piano and traditional harmony at the Conservatorio del Liceo. At the age of 14, she started singing professionally in her father’s band, where she began her career in jazz and modern music.
She earned a Master of Music in Jazz Studies from The Juilliard School and has collaborated with notable artists. Mar has performed at international music festivals and renowned jazz clubs in the United States. She’s actively pursuing her career in the United States.
Srijanee Banerjee, born into a musical family, trained with her father and later with Pandit Ravi Sen and Dr. Niladri Sen. She’s a Senior Scholar at ITC Sangeet Research Academy under Guru Pandit Partha Chatterjee. Srijanee has won awards at music competitions, received national scholarships, and performed at various festivals and events across the country and in Bangladesh.
A Juilliard-trained jazz saxophonist and composer, he was a part of nationally recognized
and award winning jazz education programs such as Jazz House Kids and Jazz at Lincoln Center and was the first recipient of the James Moody scholarship.
He has performed in prestigious venues worldwide, including Carnegie Hall and the Blue Note Jazz Club. As a composer, he blends Indian classical music with jazz. Chatterjee leads the Birsa Chatterjee Quartet and teaches Jazz at Lincoln Center and Juilliard youth programs. He’s also an education coordinator for Jazz House Kids in Montclair, NJ.