The Radha Thomas Jazz Trio

2024-04-21 23:11:32

Radha Thomas, Ramjee Chandran, Akshada Krishnan

The Radha Thomas Jazz Trio


March 24, 2024    
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Bookings closed

A trio of jazz musicians featuring Radha Thomas with Ramjee Chandran and Akshada Krishnan will reinterpret jazz standards, improvising freely in the genre known as Bebop. Some of the tunes will feature ‘vocalese’, which is the way in which a jazz singer adds lyrics to a horn player’s solo. In this case, Thomas has written lyrics to the solos of the trumpet player Chet Baker. In others, she will ‘scat’ which is a necessary part of a jazz vocalist’s arsenal, that uses nonsensical syllables in improvising to the music — not dissimilar to a Dhrupad singer’s improv.

This event has been conceptualised as part of the programming around artist Jim Lambie’s immersive, site-specific floor installation, Zobop.


Bookings are closed for this event.

Radha Thomas

Radha Thomas (vocalist) is a world-renowned vocal jazz exponent and makes Bangalore her home. Performing across the globe for many decades, she is empanelled by ICCR. Her latest album ‘As I Sing’ released on March 15, this year. Thomas has several albums to her credit, and is a band leader, composer, and lyricist. She is also the author of several books, a radio jockey, street dog activist and the host of a podcast called The Indie Dog. You can read more about her at

Ramjee Chandran

Ramjee Chandran (Guitarist) is a self-taught jazz musician. His style tends towards 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, a leading global media / publishing house. He is also host of the popular podcast, The Literary City.

Akshada Krishnan

Akshada Krishnan (Pianist) is a Goa-based pianist and improviser. She has been playing the piano since the age of 7. She specialises in improvised music, jazz, Indian fusion, contemporary and minimalist styles. She has been involved in many collaborations playing for all types of audiences. She is also a much sought-after piano teacher.

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