Aditya Balani

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Aditya Balani, an eclectic guitarist, composer and songwriter, has worked with bands and international artists like like Advaita and Aritistes Unlimited, Kenwood Dennard, Shubha Mudgal, Shye Ben-Tzur, David Fiuczynski, and Carl Clements to name a few. Aditya is a rare guitarist who performs microtonal music, with a unique approach to fretless guitar. His music has cinematic overtones while drawing from the harmonic interplay of modern jazz and the melodic intensity of Hindustani and other world music traditions. Aditya has been chosen as one the featured artists for Jazz Revelation Records and nominated for best song (Jazz/Blues) for the BIG STAR Indian Music Academy awards.
In 2010 Aditya graduated (summa cum laude) from Berklee College of Music (USA), where he received the Berklee Achievement Scholarship, won the Kenwood Dennard artist competition and performed at various celebrated events like the International Folk Music Festival and Guitar Night Showcase. After moving back to India, he has been performing extensively across the country in festivals like the Delhi International Arts Festival, NH7 Weekender, Jazz Utsav, Congo Square Jazz Festival, Shisha Jazz Fest, TEDx, Aquajam Festival, TaBlu Jaipur and Literary Fest.
Aditya shares a passion for music education, he is the Academic Director at Global Music Institute in New Delhi, which he founded along with his brother Tarun Balani (drummer/composer) in 2011. The first of its kind in India, the Institute aims to promote musical diversity  with an emphasis on national and international collaboration in faculty for teaching and performance.

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