Experiencing the merging of these two distinct musical cultures.
This project is unique in combining two of the richest musical traditions to have influenced modern world music.
Brazilian & Indian cultures have both contributed to the spectrum of musical styles, genres and instruments/skills & have had undeniable influence on world music.
Experiencing the merging of these two distinct musical cultures presents a significant creative challenge to participating musicians who offer and unique musical experience to the audience.
The two key members for the project are Gui Tavares and Jonathan Mayer.
They are responsible for the composition, arrangement, recording and performance of ‘Sanjeet Musica’ – which is the title of their collaborative work
Gui’s interest in Indian music started in 2016. By listening carefully to many concerts and meeting Indian musicians Gui discovered the richness of this music. In return, this realisation made more real the idea to blend Indian and Brazilian Music in a project.
Jonathan is the son of the late south Asian Kolkata composer John Mayer, and began his musical training at the early age of 5 with Violin, Piano & Composition.
Because of his ability to read western notation I have performed in a variety of genres and so far my career has seen me play with artists such as Dave Stewart, The Bingham String Quartet, Kathryn Tickell, Kumar Bose, The London Philharmonic Orchestra, Bohuslav Martinu Philharmonic Orchestra, Kenny Wheeler, Bombay Dub Orchestra, Future Sounds of London, Sarah Brightman, and Sir Paul McCartney.
Jonathan composes extensively for many genres including jazz, fusion, Indian & symphonic writing.
Gui Tavares and Jonathan Mayer.