Rising stars and emerging sounds - music this week

Distant Whispers of Spring

SAA-uk and Leeds International Concert Season invite you to bring an open heart and welcome ears to receive the sweet voice of rising star, Keertan Kaur, accompanied by Shahbaz Hussain on tabla.

Wed 6 Dec | 1pm | Free | The Venue, Leeds College of Music


Born in New Delhi and now based in Newcastle, Vijay Rajput has been learning music since his childhood. He acquired his initial training and guidance from MG Deshpande, Vinay Chander Mudgal and Madhup Mudgal. Subsequently, he had a rare opportunity to learn under the tutelage of the eminent Bhimsen Joshi. Presented in association with SAMA Arts Network.

Tues 5 Dec | 6.30pm | Free | Nehru Centre, London

Bollywood Jazz

Supriya Nagarajan (Carnatic vocalist and Artistic Director of Manasamitra) has worked with different line-ups to create the current Bollywood Jazz incarnation: James Cave (piano and cello), Matt Redman (bass guitar and multi-instrumentalist) and Beau Stocker (drums).

The foursome have been collaborating over several months, re- imagining songs and giving space to improvisation and departures to forge an adventurous new sound.

Thurs 7 Dec | 7.45pm | £13.10, £32.70 (family ticket - n/a online) | Northern Rock Foundation Hall, Gateshead