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Piandia

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About Piandia

Piandia is a duo consisting of Berklee professors and old friends John Funkhouser (piano) and Jerry Leake (tabla). Funkhouser and Leake team up to delve into the rich and ancient tradition of North Indian (Hindustani) classical music--the music that inspired John Coltrane and George Harrison and was made famous in the U.S. by Ravi Shankar at the Monterey Pop and Woodstock festivals.

Funkhouser has adapted this venerable music to the piano in a captivating and accessible way. Deeply soulful and spiritually uplifting ragas are woven together with Leeke’s energetic and intricate rhythms and virtuosic improvisation. “Musically, we take our time,” explains Funkhouser. “The music gradually evolves and builds, riding a wave from a peaceful meditation to a vibrant rhythmic climax, then merges back into the sea.”



"The amazing John Funkhouser and Jerry Leake played a program of North Indian classical music to a very enthusiastic crowd. Beautiful, grounding and energizing sounds.”

- Mark Redmond, Mandorla Music Series, Boston, MA, 2018



“Two polymath masters of the Boston jazz and world music scene, pianist (and, occasionally, bassist) John Funkhouser and tabla player/percussionist Jerry Leake join forces as Piandia to explore the ragas of North Indian classical music….spellbinding improvisation.”

- John Garelick, The Arts Fuse, Boston, MA, 2018
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Genres:
Indian Classical, Indian, Indian Traditions, Jazz
Hometown:
Needham, Massachusetts

No upcoming shows
Send a request to Piandia to play in your city
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About Piandia

Piandia is a duo consisting of Berklee professors and old friends John Funkhouser (piano) and Jerry Leake (tabla). Funkhouser and Leake team up to delve into the rich and ancient tradition of North Indian (Hindustani) classical music--the music that inspired John Coltrane and George Harrison and was made famous in the U.S. by Ravi Shankar at the Monterey Pop and Woodstock festivals.

Funkhouser has adapted this venerable music to the piano in a captivating and accessible way. Deeply soulful and spiritually uplifting ragas are woven together with Leeke’s energetic and intricate rhythms and virtuosic improvisation. “Musically, we take our time,” explains Funkhouser. “The music gradually evolves and builds, riding a wave from a peaceful meditation to a vibrant rhythmic climax, then merges back into the sea.”



"The amazing John Funkhouser and Jerry Leake played a program of North Indian classical music to a very enthusiastic crowd. Beautiful, grounding and energizing sounds.”

- Mark Redmond, Mandorla Music Series, Boston, MA, 2018



“Two polymath masters of the Boston jazz and world music scene, pianist (and, occasionally, bassist) John Funkhouser and tabla player/percussionist Jerry Leake join forces as Piandia to explore the ragas of North Indian classical music….spellbinding improvisation.”

- John Garelick, The Arts Fuse, Boston, MA, 2018
Show More
Genres:
Indian Classical, Indian, Indian Traditions, Jazz
Hometown:
Needham, Massachusetts

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