Jasdeep Singh Degun

Jasdeep Singh Degun

Musician

  • Location: Leeds
  • Freelancer: Available

'An up and coming sitarist of the new generation, Jasdeep combines a versatile approach to his music with a passion and dedication to the classical tradition'

Recently awarded the 'Tarang Musician of the Year' at the National Indian Arts Awards 2015, Jasdeep acquires a deep insight into the art of Indian Classical music through his teacher, Ustad Dharambir Singh MBE. He has continued to develop his skills in performance, composition, training and teaching over the years. 

His dynamic performance experience spans a wide range of prestigious and high-profile venues across the UK and abroad, including annually at the Southbank Centre, London as a member of Samyo and Tarang (National South Asian Music Orchestras), and Buckingham Palace in 2011 for HRH Prince Harry as part the BBC2 documentary Goldie's Band: By Royal Appointment. In 2012, Jasdeep performed at the United Nations opening of the Amphitheatre in Doha, Qatar, in a production lead by the film composer Vangelis and the Royal Albert Hall hosted Jasdeep at the 2014 BBC Proms, showcasing his own original compositions based on Indian Classical music. This year, Jasdeep performed live on BBC2 accompanying kathak finalist Vidya Patel on the BBC Young Dancer 2015 Grand Final, and accompanied the legendary Donovan at his Shram-Rock concert at the Royal Court Theatre, Liverpool. Recently, Jasdeep was featured on Shri Sriram's (Badmarsh and Shri) latest album 'Just A Vibration' alongside the Yorkshire based Hammonds Brass Band which was launched at the EFG London Jazz Festival 2015. 

As a British-born composer, Jasdeep has developed a well-rounded sense of musicality and sensitivity towards not only Indian Classical music but many other different styles and genres of music. He has gained a rich experience in collaborative work across art forms and has regularly accompanied and created music for prolific dance pieces. He was recently commissioned by ZeroClassikal to write an original score for a Sitar concerto, titled The Bridge and has been integral in composing and arranging many of the original compositions in the cutting-edge band, 'Project 12’. 

Jasdeep has also worked with musicians and producers such as Guy Chambers, Cerys Matthews, Melanie C, and Vangelis as a regular studio session musician on a diverse array of records and soundtracks.

Jasdeep continues to push the boundaries of Indian classical music in the UK as well as developing his unique versatility as a promising young artist.

 

VIDEO - Feature on the BBC Asian Network:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBU-o4gDxB4

Work History

Music Tutor - Yorkshire Young Musicians/Leeds College of Music

Sep 2014 - Present

Music Academy Tutor - South Asian Arts-UK

Sep 2014 - Present

Musician - Self-employed

Jan 2011 - Present

Education

Music - BA (Hons) - SOAS

Sep 2011 - Jul 2014

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