ramjee chandran




Ramjee Chandran

Aman Mahajan


July 7th 2019.

Sunday 7th July, Koota saw a one of a kind performance by Jazz musicians Aman Mahajan and Ramjee Chandram accompanied by Samhita Nagaraj.

The packed room experienced not just a mesmerizing musical performance but also a dialogue by the performers about what Jazz music really is and how it came to be. The performance urged the audience to question our understanding of the genre that is more often than not, deemed to be esoteric.

What was most intriguing about the performance was they way in which it called out so called Jazz connoisseurs that have for decades been the medium of contact for people to  the art form and instead stripped it off its exalataions to its roots- the performers. They walked the audience through the history of Jazz and thrilled with exhilarating demonstrations, crowned by exciting solos.

The performance also saw a breathtaking performance by the young Samitha Nagaraj accompanying the musicians with her voice.


About The Performers


Chandran is a self-taught jazz musician. His style is pure bebop, influenced principally by horn players. He has played jazz guitar for UNK – The Radha Thomas Ensemble since its inception. By day he is Editor-in-Chief and Managing Director of Explocity and Sol Mooney Media.


Aman Mahajan is a pianist, composer and improviser based in Bangalore, India, playing improvised music across a diversity of musical idioms. His current work is influenced by traditional and contemporary forms of music from around the world, often concept-driven, and inspired by a sense of unity and connection. He is keenly interested in improvised music as a medium of interaction and exploration.