“Jason is a joy to play with; very fluid and harmonious on Bansuri, and tight and funky on Tablas! I was impressed…” CRAIG PRUESS
“Kalidas plays from the heart drum pulse of pure devotion” BHAGAVAN DAS
“Jason Kalidas eminates the spirit of devotion, and creates inspired musical fusions and productions” ARJUN BABA
“Jason Kalidas is a rock star tabla player who lifts the audience and matches the high energy vibe tastefully and further contributes with his flute” FANTUZZI
“J’s playing is simultaneously fluid and fiery, earthly and ethereal” DAVE STRINGER
Apon meeting his Bansuri Guru, the great Ashok Kumar Metha in Varanasi in 2003 Jason was challenged with the job of learning a second Indian classical instrument, the evocative Bansuri.
The sacred city of Varanasi in North India is Jasons home for learning music. Also known as Kashi or Benares, this is the oldest continually inhabited city on earth and a scholarly centre of Sanskrit and Indian Classical music. Its highly devotional atmosphere and focused energy towards learning entices many ernest students of Indian classical.
Jason Kalidas is dedicated to the art of Indian Raaga music but he also works within world fusions, electronica, dance and some jazz forms. He has shared stages at the United Nations, Saddlers wells and many other world class venues performing with some amazing musicians including Ashok Kumar Metha, Ustad Mohammad Sayeed Khan, Rollin Rachele, Craig pruess, Baluji Shrivastav, Haymanot Tesfa, Giovanni Cacioppo, Fantuzzi and many more. He also tours with some of the world's top Kirtan-Chant artists including Bhagavan Das, Arjun Baba and Dave Stringer.
For Jason's work inivative work on Yoga music please see the YOGIC MUSIC page.
Jason has toured extensively with top contemporary dance acts, like Decalage, working on unique live music and movement pieces.
One of his shows at Sadler’s wells -londons premier dance venue - below.
Breaking Point:AlLimite 2009 Sadlers Well from Mickael Marso Riviere on Vimeo.