ABOUT AMIT HERI
Do you love the music of Miles Davis and Ravi Shankar? If so, Amit Heri's music will delight you! Uniting the soulful melodic and intricate rhythmic traditions of India with the innovative and energetic expressions of Jazz, his music brings joy and connection between people and cultures.
A prolific composer, Amit has composed music for feature films (including 'Morning Raga'), dance and theatre productions, television and radio. To date, he’s released three albums - I❤India, 'Jhoola', and 'Elephant Walk', a film soundtrack, as well as several collaborations with leading musicians.
Since he was awarded a scholarship to the prestigious Berklee College of Music (Boston, USA) at the age of 16, his rise to acclaim has been meteoric. In OPEN magazine's Independence Issue, Amit was named in the list of 50 most creative Indians (http://www.openthemagazine.com/article/nation/50-most-creative-indians). Given that India’s a nation of more than a billion people, it’s quite an accolade.
Just a handful of exceptional Indian musicians have performed in prestigious international venues all over the world; Amit is one of them. These include the Kennedy Centre, Barbican Centre, Montreux Jazz festival, Berlin Jazz festival, WOMAD, London Jazz festival, Rome World Music festival and the Paris Jazz festival.
As a guitarist, he has shared the stage and worked with numerous internationally renowned jazz and world music artists including Charlie Mariano, Zakir Hussain, Sudha Raghunathan, Shankar Mahadevan, U. Srinivas, Salif Keita, Angelique Kidjo, Trilok Gurtu, Louiz Banks, Ranjit Barot, Matt Garrison, Michael Ruff, Dominique DiPiazza and Robert Miles.
Amit lives between Los Angeles and India and performs regularly in top venues locally, in addtion to touring.
"Amit Heri has put together a masterful fusion of East and West. His new album, I❤️India, will take you on a deep journey into sound, melody and mantra! I love it!"
Govind Das, director - Bhakti Yoga Shala, Santa Monica CA.