Aparna Panshikar, Classical Vocalist (Click here for Website)
Having been born in a family renowned for its passion and achievements in various forms of performing arts, Aparna had an early introduction to Indian (Hindusthani) Classical music.
Her first Guru, late Pandit Bhaskarbua Joshi was a direct disciple of the late Pandit Ramkrishnabua Vaze, who was a well-known and leading singer from the Gwalior gharana. Aparna is currently training under her mother, Smt. Meera Panshikar who is a direct disciple of Padma Vibhushan Ganasaraswati Smt. Kishori Amonkar. From a fresh talent to a seasoned young musician, Aparna has performed for a variety of audiences in several cities in and outside India.
Aparna has released 9 albums which include the album ‘Reflections of a Purple Moon’ by Trinaad. The online training method she developed won her a lot of disciples across the globe.
Aparna has received the prestigious ‘Rasikagrani Dattopant Deshpande Award’ at the hands of Pandit Bhimsen Joshi in the year 2002. She has also received the ‘Yuva Gayak Puraskar’ awarded by Gandharva Mahavidyalaya in the year 2003 and many more.
Jean Davoisne, Drummer (Click here for Website)
Jean is in the music industry for two decades. Drummer, composer, teacher and producer, he founded two drum schools in the south of France. Jean endorses by Tama , Zildjian, Pro Orca and Gruv Gear .
Since 1995, he has shared the stage with artists such as Dr. Feelgood, Emir Kusturica, Pleymo, John Coghlan’s Quo (ex Status Quo), Koritni etc. Jean Davoisne is also a drummer and co-producer of many albums including “the Other Side” (Alkimya – 2007 – Brennus Music) which was distributed in more than 35 countries, and “Reflections of a purple moon” ( the Trinaad – 2012). The Franco-Indian trio released “Friendship” in November 2015, an EP in collaboration with many invited artists!
Jean Davoisne appears on a dozen albums as a drummer and composer with various French and foreign artists. In 2013, he was invited on the “Eternity” album Tina Guo (Cirque du Soleil – Hans Zimmer Orchesta – Al Di Meola …).
Jean was also a conductor in several music schools. He has composed pieces for harmony orchestras, harmony orchestra and organ, and brass quintet. In 2013, he composed the Original Soundtrack of ” The Phantom of laurely ” (Screw Gold Prod.) A French short film, his first step into the film industry.
Jean Davoisne is a versatile drummer who likes to work with different artists, in styles ranging from jazz to rock, rap, funk, metal and electro … a contagious passion that he likes to share With the public! He recently played with Divinity Roxx , former bassist for Beyonce and with the international DJ Miss Roxx . He played from September 2014 to September 2016 with IPHAZE an explosive duo in the style drum n ‘bass, dubstep with synchronized videos.
When he is not on stage or in the studio, he teaches the drums at his schools, also works for Education Nationale, Airbus EADS as a coach and organizes educational events and concerts.
Jayen Varma, Bassist (Click here for Website)
Jayakumar KeralaVarma a.k.a Jayen Varma is an Indian Bass Guitar Player. He has been in the world of music for the last four decades performing with various musicians and bands of different genres in and outside India.
He is known for innovating the idea of Indian Slap Bass – the novel technique of applying tabla and mridangam based finger movements on bass guitar. The innovation has gained him fans across the world and acknowledgements from many great bassists like Victor Wooten, Jeff Berlin, Bootsy Collins, James LoMenzo, Billy Sheehan, Kai EkChardt, etc
He has also sung in a Malayalam movie. The song named ‘The country song’ composed by Gopi Sundar for the movie Koothara was released in June 2014. Jayen Varma endorses Gruv Gear FretWraps