Samadhi is an experimental ‘jazz’ trio led by Kartikeya Srivastava. The group features Kartikeya Srivastava on drums, Utsav Lal on Piano and Abhinav Khokhar on Bass.
Kartikeya Srivastava is a drummer and composer currently based in New Delhi, India. Kartikeya’s deep interest in musical improvisation has led him to places all over the world to study with teachers such as Ian Froman, Casey Scheuerell, George Garzone and Vince Cherico among others
Utsav Lal has captured the imagination of worldwide audiences and the unique title “Raga Pianist” with his inimitable playing style and innovative handling of a raga. A disciple of Dhrupad maestro Ustad F.Wasifuddin Dagar and mentored by Sharat Srivastava, Lal has also drawn attention for his collaborative work with Irish and Scottish traditional musicians.
Abhinav Khokhar is an electric/upright bassist and composer with a unique conceptual perspective and sound on the instrument. His approach constitutes of treating music as a language – a dimension on its own that has to be learnt without any boundaries and prejudice.