Green Festival Speakers
Gautam Tejas Ganeshan
Gautam Tejas Ganeshan has performed what he hopes was good, interesting, sincere music at many of the East Bay's venues for traditional music - the new Freight & Salvage, Hillside Club, Jazzschool, Julia Morgan Theater, Subterranean Arthouse, Ashkenaz, and UC Berkeley's Hertz Hall. Across the bay in SF, his appearances include at the Palace of Fine Arts, the Cowell Theater at Fort Mason, the ODC Theater, CounterPULSE, and at the SFJazz SummerFest, among others. His group "New Directions in Indian Classical Music" was commissioned in 2009 by the San Francisco Foundation, and he was one of the first artists-in-residence at the Red Poppy Art House. Gautam has guest taught Carnatic music for the Music of India courses at UC Berkeley and UC Santa Cruz, and has led workshops on singing and the aesthetics of Indian classical music at the SF Conservatory of Music, the Asian Art Museum (SF), and at the Stanford Jazz Workshop. He is the founder and director of the Sangati Center, which has hosted more than 300 public chamber concerts of Indian classical music in the past six years.