Jason kalidas has studied Indian classical music under master musicians in Varanasi Indian over the last 20 years. He specialises in Bansuri ( Indian classical flute) but is also a professional Tabla player, multi instrumentalist, overtone singer, composer, workshop leader and event curator. Jason's intense focus on high art and virtuosity has led him towards the understanding that music is far bigger and wider then the individual thus his focus is on the healing and sublime aspects of art. Being rooted in Indian classical - a tradition of improvisation - Jason has realized his gifts and abilities in innovating new ways music translates through other artistic modalities, he has worked extensively with dance, Yoga and also theatre. With music itself he has crosses many other genre including jazz, world fusion, drum n bass, and electronica, he has performed at world class venues including; The place London , sadlers wells, UN headquarters NYC, MACBA barcelona and many more
“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
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.