Jay Shree Swaminarayan. It is a pleasure to announce that singing sensation Jeffrey Iqbal, accompanied by renowned clarinetist Shankar Tucker and percussionist Jomy George, will be joining us at the North America Convention in Chicago, Illinois! This will be Jeffrey's third performance at a Maninagar Shree Swaminarayan Gadi Sansthan event. He has joined us for the Delaware Murti Pratishtha Mahotsav & Diamond Tula in the U.S.A. (July 2014) as well as the Kheda Rajat Mahotsav in India (February 2015).
Jeffrey Iqbal, Bollywood and YouTube sensation, is a Delaware-born musician and also the first American-born South Asian to sing for a Bollywood film. He has also been featured on a variety of Indian musical talent shows, including the prestigious Sa Re Ga Ma Pa. More recently, he was a finalist on India's Raw Star.
Shankar Tucker is a composer and clarinetist who creates unique fusion compositions by blending classical Indian music, jazz, and mainstream music. Shankar has shared the stage with legendary artists, such as Zakir Hussain, Hariprasad Chaurasia, and Raghu Dixit. He has recorded with music director Amit Trivedi for MTV’s Coke Studio.
Jomy George is an Indian-American musician, composer, and producer. He is considered one of the finest percussionists in North America, specializing in tabla, dholak, and dhol drums. Jomy has had the distinct honor and privilege of playing at the White House.
We would like to hear from you which kirtans you would like Jeffrey, Shankar, and Jomy to perform at the convention's Bhakti Sangeet Night! Below, you have the opportunity to select from a list of kirtans Jeffrey has previously performed. You may also choose from another list of some other pre-selected kirtans. If there are kirtans you would like to hear that are not on either of these lists, you may submit those as well. Please cast your votes below. We look forward to receiving your votes and having you join us for the convention!
Thank you, and Jay Shree Swaminarayan.