Prasanna

Prasanna

Prasanna is the world’s leading performer of Indian Carnatic music on the guitar, besides being an internationally acclaimed Jazz and Rock guitarist and Composer. He has recorded 16 albums as a leader and over 60 albums as a collaborator. An acclaimed film composer, Prasanna has composed the music for the Academy Award winning film ‘Smile Pinki’, Indian National Award-winning film ‘Vazhakku Enn 18/9’ and many others. An entrepreneurial visionary, Prasanna co-founded the Swarnabhoomi Academy of Music in India, India’s first college of Contemporary music and was the President of the College for 5 years. He has performed with luminaries such as Joe Lovano, A.R. Rahman, Jordan Rudess, Illayaraja, Esperanza Spalding, Vijay Iyer and others. A highly respected educator, Prasanna has taught such accomplished musicians as Dweezil Zappa, Dave Fiuczynski, Gustavo Assis Brasil etc and has mentored a number of young talented prodigies around the world.

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