Dhruv

Dhruv

 Mumbai, Mahārāshtra, IND
BandJazzWorld

The über-talented guitarist and fine composer Dhruv joins three of India’s most skilled jazz artists on stage to make beautiful music.
Their virtuosic arrangements blend jazz, contemporary Indian roots and all-out rock in a Hi energy performance.

Biography

Dhruv Ghanekar is a Composer, Producer and highly respected Guitar player based in Mumbai, India.

Dhruv performed and recorded with some of the biggest names in music in India and on the International arena. Richard Bona ,Trilok Gurtu, Ustad Zakir Hussain, Bernard Purdee, A.R Rahman, Raul Midon ,Bob Belden, Scott Kinsey , Bugge Weseltoft ,Etienne M’Bappe, Dominic Dipiazza, Louis Banks, Ranjit Barot ,to name a few…

He has performed at many leading festivals around the world as a leader of his band “Dhruv”

As a Composer he has delivered over 3500 commercials, and many a chart busting songs for movies that have won awards and accolades in India and abroad.

Dhruv is the co founder of the path breaking Blue Frog – a 360 C/o which encompasses a State of the Art Live Performance Venue, Recording Studios, Label and Music Production C/o.

Dhruv released his 1st solo album “Distance” in 2009 to a lot of critical acclaim. This fusion/world effort set precedents for all World Artists emerging from the continent. With virtuoso arrangements, peaceful orchestration and an ability to bridge Jazz and contemporary Indian sounds, Dhruv is a complete guitarist, musician and song-writer.

Dhruv is the most sought-after composer working in Mumbai today .He balances his time scoring music and performing his funky brand of Jazz and Indian sound the world over …

He is currently working on his 2nd album fusing sounds from Europe , Africa and India .

Selected Performances :

Jazz Yatra 2003
Jazz Yatra 2005
Jazz Utsav 2006
Kalaghoda Festival 2005
Kalaghoda Festival 2006
Eastwind Festival 2008
India Festival 2008 (Amsterdam Netherlands)
Bangalore Jazz Festival 2009
Java Jazz Festival 2009 (Indonesia)
South by South West 2009 (Austin USA)
Trilok Gurtu 2009
Richard Bona 2010
Raul Midon 2010
Bernard Dupree 2011
Delhi Jazz Festival 2011
Borneo Jazz Festival 2011 (Malaysia)
SildaJazz Festival 2012 (Norway)
Varangerfestivalen 2012 (Norway)
Oslo Jazz Festival 2012 (Norway)
Delhi Jazz Festival 2013

Discography

Distance - 2009
White Noise O.S.T - 2007
Snip O.S.T. - 2001
Bombay Boys O.S.T.-1998

Set List

- MahaGanpatim
- Pop Quiz
- Night
- Only if...
- Zawi-D
- Conspiracy Theory