Sovan Hazra ..The Musical Maestro was born in a traditional Musical Family in The Cultural City of India Kolkata in the year 1966. From the very childhood the music, specially tabla became part of his soul. He started learning Tabla from Lagend Pandit Biswanath Bose of Kolkata(Banaras Gharana). He made first public appearance at the age of seven, where he spell bound the audience by his 15 Mins ‘ Tabla Lahara’. The trend continued.
After Pandit Biswanath Bose passed away, he further developed and fine tuned his skill under the guidance of Pandit Kumar Bose and Pandit Jayanta Bose in Kolkata.
In the year 1997 he shifted base to Delhi the Capital of India. His musical talent attracted a lots of organisers nationally and where’s he performed solo and also accompanied many great musicians like Pdmasree Begum Parveen sultana, Bharat Ratna Pandit Ravi Shankar, Padma Bhushan Pandit Debu Chaudhury, Pandit Deboyoti Bose and many more.
He started his first Classical Fusion Musical group “SKY” in early 2003. Sky performed all over India with great acceptance and success. Medias including the print media and the electronic media were forced to cover their performances.
At SKY, he tries to achieve the dynamics of music that stretches far beyond thinking, to the realm of feeling and creating bliss. We have join-hands with a common aim of experimenting and exploring the music from within to reach and enrich every individual heart. Which, he believes, ultimately exalts each joy, allays each grief and softens every pain.
The melody is created through various ragas taken from the rich heritage of Indian classical music, blending with the western harmony. The practiced hands of the artists plays instruments such as the Sitar, Shehnai, Hawaiian guitar, Tabla, Mridangam, Spanish guitar, the African percussion instrument- Cajon. The effortless amalgamation of the ragas, such as Raga Bairagi, Hamasadhwani, Kalawati, Hemavati and etcetera, with the notes of the western instruments illustrates SKY’s musical genius. Each composition is weaved around a particular theme such as, “Creation of the Universe”, “Reverie” and many more providing a distinct character to the compositions.
All the members of the SKY are trained under the tutelage of eminent Gurus in their respective fields, which endows them with the confidence to innovate. The quality of the innovations places the SKY in a league of its own in this modern day and age of fusion. With most of its members being in the age group of 23-28 years, the music is a heady mix of youthful energy, instant improvisations and melodious harmony.
In their past performances in various forums, SKY has always received wide appreciation and accolades of the press and public alike and also have been able to keep the audience enthralled in melody and asking for more, which gives the members immense happiness and confidence to continue the memorable journey of their music.