Shaan, the multifaceted, renowned Indian playback singer, lyricist, composer, and host of Zee TV’s “Sa Re Ga Ma Pa” and other shows returns to the United States making San Jose one of a dozen stops in his nationwide tour. Shaan last headlined in North America in the summer of 2006.
Recent shows in New Jersey, Ohio, Texas, Nevada, and Florida prove Shaan’s ability to create riveting stage performance as delivers a bevy of Bollywood favorites, such as “Chand Sifarish” from the movie Fanaa, “Behti Hawa Sa Tha Woh” from the movie 3 Idiots, and “Jab Se Tere Naina” from Saawariya.
Shaan, born Shantanu Mukherjee, is the son of late music director Manas Mukherjee and brother of pop sensation Sagarika. He began his music career at an early age singing ad jingles. With no background in classical singing, the self-taught composer fueled his appeal to young audiences through not only his remixes, but also his popular ballads on albums such as Tanha Dil.
Along with Shaan’s team of musicians and dancers, the three hour-performance will also feature upcoming singers Aishwarya and Shadab.
Ahmedebad-based Aishwarya Majmudar peaked at the sprightly age of 15 after winning the “Star Plus” reality music show “Amul Star Voice of India Chhote Ustad” in 2008. Since her win, Aishwarya has experienced a meteoric rise in Bollywood encompassing stage, playback performances, albums, and TV shows.
Shadab Faridi brings a unique style of singing from his early weaning in both Indian classical as well as the Sufi style of music learned within his renowned family of classical musicians. Shadab’s father is the legendary Sufi singer Mehtab Faridi of the Sharanpur gharana, a specific school of music catering to a particular compositional and instrumental style.
SB Entertainment is partnering with AAA Entertainment to present the San Jose show. SB is a Northern California-based entertainment promotion and marketing company that produces live Bollywood shows. Shawn Bhattacharya, SB president, credits his company’s success to “professionalism and the delivery of quality events which keep bringing back major sponsors and audiences” since the company’s inception over a year ago. Past performances include Asha Bhosle Live in 2010 as well as Paresh Rawal’s play Krishan vs. Kanhaiya.
Saturday, July 9, 7:30 p.m. San Jose Center for the Performing Arts, 255 Almaden Blvd., San Jose. $50-$150. Tickets: www.sbixentertainment.com/Tickets-ONLINE.html, www.sjtix.com/2011/06/01/shaan-live-in-concert; (408) 834-7711.