Vocal Workshop with Ranjana Ghatak
EFG London Jazz Festival is proud to present an interactive vocal masterclass led by Ranjana Ghatak.
Ranjana was born and raised in London, and started learning North Indian Singing whilst growing up in a musical household. She studied with Indian musicians in London, including Tripti Das, Manisha Smith, Nitai Dasgupta, Gauri Bapat (Bharitya Vidya Bhavan) and Fida Hussain Khan.
After hearing her favourite vocalist – Padmabhushan Pandit Ajoy Chakrabarty perform in London as a teenager, she decided to pursue her passion and learning for singing by going to train in Shrutinandan, Ajoyji’s singing school in Kolkata. Since then she has continued to study and visit the school and has taken part in a teacher training course in Leeds run by Ajoyji that was based on his key approaches to teaching Indian Vocal music.
Ranjana has performed in education concerts at the Barbican, run singing workshops and developed a body of work with 2 bands. In April of 2018 Ranjana performed alongside five singers, representing the regions of the Commonwealth in Buckingham Palace to 52 Heads of Government, HRH The Queen and the Royal Family.
In 2018 Ranjana was artist-in-residence for the Chitresh Das Institute in San Francisco, California. She has been teaching beginners vocal at the Ali Akbar College of Music, and teaching groups online.
Ranjana performs live at Cadogan Hall with Shai Maestro on Monday 15th November.