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Sheela Bringi & Joss Jaffe

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Sheela Bringi & Joss Jaffe bridge diverse worlds of sound in their music.

Both trained extensively in Indian Classical music as well as Western Classical, Jazz and modern popular music. Their live performances will expand the audience's horizon to a fresh experience of tone, pulse and resonance. Both have a critically acclaimed body of recorded music and animated live shows.

There will be an opening set by Joss Jaffe with concluding set by Sheela Bringi accompanied by Joss on tabla and live band.

Joss Jaffe is a vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, tabla player and music producer. His critically acclaimed albums, including Dub Mantra, Echosystem and Svara Mandala, blend popular and traditional world music in sensitive and beautiful ways. He has toured internationally performing and teaching at festivals and yoga events including Wanderlust, Bhaktifest, LIB, Korea Yoga Conference, Thailand Yoga and Dance Festival and has led workshops at colleges and retreat centers including Lewis and Clark College, CIIS, Esalen and Sivananda Bahamas. Joss spent many years studying Indian Classical music at the Ali Akbar College of Music.

"I am always excited to discover new artists, but especially those that are creating new genres all their own." - No Depression

Sheela Bringi is an international recording artist, performer, and educator. Her Indian vocals, soaring bansuri flute and harp have graced 30+ new age and world records, including the Grammy-nominated Bhakti Without Borders. She has released two albums as a solo artist (Shakti Sutra and Incantations), and her work to bridge the musical worlds of India and America has been profiled by NBC News, NPR, Public Radio International, Yoga Journal, and others.

Sheela has extensive training in North Indian classical, devotional and Western musical traditions, and past teachers include Indian maestros Pt. G.S. Sachdev and Ust. Aashish Khan, and Western contemporary greats such as Cecil Taylor and Meredith Monk. She currently studies Hindustani voice with Sri Subhashish Mukhopadyay (a topmost exponent of the Kotali Gharana). Sheela tours internationally and has collaborated with artists including Idan Raichel, Karsh Kale, DJ Drez, and many others. She is based in Boulder, CO, where she is adjunct faculty at Naropa University.

"Meet the harpist using traditional Indian music and American jazz to 'bridge worlds.’” - NBC Asian America

Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door, general admission; $15 for students with ID and low-income individuals. Children under 12 are free. Advance tickets are available at the link below, or you may purchase your tickets at the door the night of the show. Doors open one half hour before show time. We accept cash only at the door (ATMs are nearby). 

The Back Room is an all-ages, BYOB (for those 21+) space, dedicated to (mostly) acoustic music of all kinds. You are welcome to bring your own adult beverage with no additional corkage fee. If you need more information or have any questions, please call us: #510-654-3808. Thank you for your support!