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JISHNU DASGUPTA

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Jishnu Dasgupta is one of the most proficient and engaging Jazz Guitarists in Bangalore today. His jazz guitar solos are characteristically not some sort of cerebral exercise, but rather an exciting blend of bebop jazz vocabulary and more modern atonal explorations. A diligent student of jazz, Jishnu has been known to be intensely practice-focused, never allowing himself to sit in one musical chair for too long -- his evolving jazz guitar style is a sign of his continuing effort to constantly change up his game and explore new melodic ideas and concepts whilst, at the same time, being grounded in the jazz tradition. Part of a younger breed of jazz musicians in India, Jishnu's jazz guitar tone eschews traditional approaches and is instead influenced by a raw, rough edged blues/rock grittiness, an aggressive counterpoint to the repertoire of classic jazz standards that he chooses to play in live jazz concerts in Bangalore. This contrasting quality of his jazz improvisation makes Jishnu Dasgupta's music extremely accessible despite its complexity - - a great starting point for younger jazz fans who grew up listening to rock music and are transitioning into the world of jazz standard repertoire.

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