Naryan Padmanabha's musical career spanning 30 years and 15 albums, Naryan Padmanabha is continuously refining his sound as an innovative fusion sitar performer. He has been booked alongside Buffalo Philharmonic, The String Cheese Incident, Lotus, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Toubab Krewe, Bernie Worrell (Funkadelic, Talking Heads), Jennifer Hartwick & Natalie Cressman (Trey Anastasio Band), Garaj Mahal, Fareed Haque, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Steve Kimock, Andre Manga, Max Creek, Melvin Seals and JGB, and Family FUNKtion and the Sitar Jams. He has also recorded with the world renowned North Indian Classical vocalists V.J. Kichlu and South Indian percussionist T.S. Nandakumar. He is widely considered the go-to sitarist of Western New York and continues to please audiences with his ability to create soundscapes out of deep fusion grooves, earthly beats, resonating melodies and elevated improvised solos. Naryan brings a perfect ambiance and vibe to music festivals, street fairs, theaters/venues, listening rooms, art gallery events, weddings, private events, parties & yoga classes! Reach out for more information!
“A new psychedelic musical experience. As rock and funk combine with the extended improvisation found in Indian classical music, you’ll find yourself a step closer to nirvana.”
“...blend traditional Indian music with serious funk freak-outs...”
“ Indian music with jazz fusion, funk and jam, is one of the most innovative sounds that I have heard...”
“An artist that needs to be in everyone’s rotation.”
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