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      Lumonics presents the JAM KEY JAM PROJECT: Music for Inner Peace in Denver

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      April 19, 2019

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      Lumonics presents the JAM KEY JAM PROJECT: Music for Inner Peace

      Lumonics is honored to present the JAM KEY JAM PROJECT"Music for Inner Peace" Third Friday, Jan. 18Doors Open at 7 pm to explore the light art and enjoy light refreshmentsConcert begins at 7:30 pm Admission $15About the Musicians: Nabin ShresthaNabin Shrestha, a renowned face among Coloradans, is a classical tabla virtuoso of the highest order, his consistently brilliant and exciting performances have not only established him as one of the prominent musician in his own country, Nepal, but gained him worldwide fame.. His deep understanding of different traditional styles of tabla playing, tonal quality, clarity and ability to collaborate with different genres of music makes him different from regular percussionists and it’s no surprise that he’s the favorite accompanist for many musicians and dancers. Throughout Nabin’s early childhood, music has always been an essential part of his life and Tabla is the medium by which he was introduced to the world of music and rhythm. In combination with the guidance of his Guru Shree Rabin Lal Shrestha and truly inspired by brother Rajendra Shrestha, Nabin began learning tabla at the age of eight. To this day, he still views himself as a continuing student in an ever expanding exploration of the beauty in musically interpreting dynamic rhythmic sounds while performing the Tabla. While pursuing his academic studies in music, Nabin was awarded an ICCR scholarship for his Masters degree which he completed with the highest score from Gandharva Music University in Delhi in the year 1998. During his stay in India he got the rare opportunity to further develop his knowledge with some of the greatest musical masters/gurus such as, Ustaad Shri Faiyaaz Khan and Shri Tansen Shrivastav. Upon completion of a Master’s Degree from Gandharva Nabin received an exceptional opportunity to further his musical studies under the guidance of the greatest tabla maestro of all time Taalmani Pandit Sureshji Talwalkar. Nabin had a successful career in Nepal as a performing and recording artist Some of his original albums are, Raaganubhuti (Hindustani Classical), Murchchhana(Jazz Fusion), Re-drums (Traditional Nepali Drums and Tabla). He also formed a successful band named Murchchhana which was a Jazz classical fusion band. Nabin was also teaching as an Asst. Professor in Tribhuwan University, a highly respected university in Nepal At present, he is teaching and performing in US. Nabin recently launched a music school in Colorado, Aum School of Music, where students get to learn Tabla, Sitar and various other aspects of Hindustani Classical Music. Please visit for more info. Nabin has also formed a Classical fusion band named Jam Key Jam, performing Hindustani Music, Traditional Nepalese Music, Fusion and collaborating with amazing artists from all over the world.    Bijay ShresthaBijay was born to Tabla Maestro Rabin Lal Shrestha and Sitar player Bina Shrestha. Coming from a musical family, Mr. Bijay lal Shrestha started learning Tabla at the tender age of four under the guidance of his father Mr. Rabin Lal Shrestha and by the time he was 18, he completed masters degree in Tabla. Currently, he is majoring in sitar (Master degree) at Lalitkala campus under the guidance of Sitar Maestra Uma Thapa being the only young artiste in Nepal to have achieved degree in both tabla and sitar. Mr. Shrestha has shared stage with the world-renowned flautist Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia and has following creative albums:• Maestro Duets on Sarod (2012 AD)• Moods of Meed (2013 AD)• Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia Live in Nepal (2014AD)• Abiding (2014 AD)As result of his numerous years of training in both tabla and sitar, Mr. Shrestha’s profound understanding of diverse gharana styles and mastery of technical skill gradually began to resonate through the magical touch of his swift, agile fingers. Today he is hailed as one of the serious, young exponents of classical music, who constantly endeavors to infuse interest and respect for this traditional art in the hearts and minds of the younger generation.He has performed in different European countries (Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, Holland, Austria and Italy) with his band “Prana Mundi).Currently, He is residing in Colorado, performing and offering sitar lessons. About Lumonics:Lumonics is a multi-sensory environment intended to bring you into a state of comfort and expanded awareness. To that end, we utiliize all the arts we can lay our hands on: light sculptures, lasers, projection, music, water fountains, and aroma. “If you've been by Lumonics Light & Sound Gallery, then you already know it's unlike any other gallery in the city. Artist Dorothy Tanner sculpts amazing, impossible-to-describe works featuring light as a main component; the gallery also plays host to events that include music, yoga classes, meditation, Chinese Qigong, and workshops on expanding your consciousness.” Amber Taufen, Denver Westword   Dorothy Tanner is the 2018 recipient of the Mayor's Arts & Culture Innovation Award for the City and County of Denver, “presented to an individual or organization that is breaking new ground in the arts and whose contribution to innovation in the arts has been significant in 2018.”

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