Performances and Events

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5/24/15, San Diego, CA – Private performance

5/2/15, CalArts, Valencia, CA (2 PM) – World Music Festival, John Stephens (surbahar solo) and the CalArts North Indian Ensemble (with John Stephens, sitar) directed by Ustad Aashish Khan

4/18/15, The Carriage House, Pasadena, CA – John Stephens (surbahar) and Leonice Shinneman (pakhawaj) followed by Anadi-s Music: Chris Garcia (tabla and percussion), Jie Ma (pipa), and John Stephens (sitar)

4/14/15, Moorpark College – Multicultural Day, sitar performance with Neelamjit Dhillon (tabla)

3/1/15, Open Gate Concert Series, Eagle Rock, CA – Anadi-s Music, Chris Garcia (percussion), Jie Ma (pipa), John Stephens (sitar)

2/19/15, Yuba College – Lec/dem for Prof. William Rossel’s classes

2/7/15, Los Angeles – Private performance

1/25/15, The Ojai Retreat, 160 Besant Road, Ojai, CA (5 PM, $20) – Sitar performance (Raag Shuddha Basant) with Ravindra Deo (tabla)

2014 – Surbahar performance for Aashish Khan’s annual winter concert at CalArts

10/21/14, Yuba College – Lecture/Demonstrations for Prof. William Rossel’s classes

10/18/14, James Armstrong Theatre, 3330 Civic Centre Dr., Torrance, CA 90503 (6 PM, $30) – Gharana Utsav: A Presentation Featuring the Nuances and Intricacies of Three Kathak Gharanas, Abhimanyu Lal and Vidha Lal (Jaipur), Maulik Shah, Ishira Parikh (Lucknow), Shambhavi Dandekar (Benares), Parimal Phadke (Bharatnatyam), Orchestra: Ajeet Pathak (tabla), Ranjeet Pathak (vocal and harmonium), Pankaj Mishra (sarangi), John Stephens (sitar)

10/19/14, The Carriage House, Pasadena, CA – Anadi-s Music, John Stephens (sitar), Jie Ma (pipa), Chris Garcia (percussion)

10/16/14, Pasadena City College – Lec/dem with Neelamjit Dhillon (tabla), click here to listen

10/11/14, Val Verde, CA – Private performance with Leonice Shinneman (tabla)

10/13/14, “Cross/Walk (Beatles – Abbey Road), Muse/Ique, Rosemont Pavillion (7:30 PM) – A Muse/Ique-style interpretation of the iconic album – Abbey Road

Fall, 2014, Los Angeles City College – click Anadi-s Music to watch

7/30/14, Moorpark College – Lec/dem with Javad Butah (tabla)

4/15/14, Moorpark College, Multicultural Day – Performance with Neelamjit Dhillon (tabla)

Spring, 2014, Yuba College – Lec/dem for Prof. William Rossel’s classes

2/23/2014, Art Share LA – 801 E. 4th Pl., 90013 (7PM, www.artsharela.org) – Migrating Sounds: intercultural exchange of traditional & contemporary music, with Christin Hablewitz (clarinet), Randy Gloss (tabla, frame drum), Houman Pourmehdi (daf, ney), Pirayeh Pourafar (tar), Chris Garcia (tabla), Jie Ma (pipa), John Stephens (sitar)

13/8/13 – Surbahar performance for Aashish Khan’s annual winter concert at CalArts

10/26/13, Subterranean Arthouse, 2179 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704 (7 PM) – Sitar concert with William Rossel (tabla), $10-20 sliding scale admission

10/25/13, Yuba College – Sutter Center, 3310 E. Onstott Road, Yuba City, CA 95991 (6:30 PM) – Sitar concert with William Rossel (tabla), $8 general admission, $5 student/faculty

10/13/13, San Marino Crowell Library, 1890 Huntington Drive, San Marino, CA 91108 (3 PM) – One World Music, with Jie Ma (pipa), Yunhe Liang (erhu), Saba Alizadeh (kamancheh), and Christopher Garcia (percussion)

9/14/13, Big Sur, CA (5 PM) – Private Event, with Robin Sukhadia (tabla)

9/7/13, Lake Shrine Temple, Pacific Palisades, CA (6 PM) – Self-Realization Fellowship’s India Day,
performance with Debashish Chaudhuri (tabla), raag-s Bhimpalasi and Behag

7/22/13, ROD Concert Hall, CalArts – Valencia, CA – Performance with Debashish Chaudhuri (tabla) for
the California State Summer School for the Arts

5/24/13, Long Beach, CA, House Concert – Jugalbandi performance with Debashish Chaudhuri (tabla),
Indradeep Ghosh (violin), and Javad Butah (tabla), raag-s Shuddha Basant and Khamaj

5/5/13, Walt Disney Modular Theater, CalArts – Valencia, CA (8 PM) — Performing advanced composition in Raag Kirvani by Ustad Aashish Khan and joining the CalArts North Indian Ensemble for performances of traditional taranas by Bahadur Hussein Khan

4/16/13, ROD Concert Hall, CalArts – Valencia, CA (8 PM) — Performance with The Land Trio of the new composition Breath by Jxel Rajchenberg

4/9/13, Moorpark College – Lecture/demonstration with Neelamjit Dhillon (tabla)

3/24/13, Senshin Temple, 1311 W. 37th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007 (2 PM) – Performance with Anadi Music, John Stephens (sitar), Chris Garcia (tabla), Jie Ma (pipa), and George Abe (Shakuhachi)

3/23/13, Herrick Memorial Chapel, Occidental College – Los Angeles, CA (8 PM) — Tanpura accompanist for Ustad Aashish Khan (sarod), Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri (tabla) at the annual Music Circle performance

3/13/13, The Magic Cottage, Los Angeles, CA – House concert with Robin Sukhadia (tabla) + performance by Sheela Bringi (bansuri).

2/2/13, The Subterranean Arthouse, Berkley, CA (7 PM) – Sitar performance for the Sangati Center with William Rossel (tabla)

1/26/13, Shaman’s Vision, Los Angeles, CA (8:30 PM), $10 general admission – With Chris Garcia (tabla) and Jie Ma (pipa)

1/24/13, Laguna Beach, CA – Private performance with Robin Sukhadia (tabla) for the Self Awareness Institute

12/16/12, Pasadena, CA – Private performance with Chris Garcia and Kenton Youngstrom

12/3/12, ROD Concert Hall, CalArts, Valencia, CA (7 PM) – Sitarist in Aashish Khan’s North Indian music ensemble

11/3/12, Pasadena, CA – Private performance

11/1/12, Valley Hunt Club, Pasadena, CA – Private performance with Chris Garcia and Muse/Ique

10/8/12, The Rose Palace, Pasadena, CA (6:45 PM doors, 7:40 PM start) – Performance with Chris Garcia and Muse/Ique

10/3/12, Hillsides and Hathaway-Sycamores schools, Los Angeles, CA – Lecture/Demonstrations with Chris Garcia

9/20/12, Yuba College, Yuba, CA – Lecture and demonstration on sitar for Professor William Rossel’s world music classes

8/11/12 Venice, CA – Private performance

8/2/12, CalArts, Valencia, CA – Performance with Adam Rudolph and the Go Organic Orchestra

7/14/12 through 8/10/12, California State Summer School for the Arts at CalArts, Valencia, CA – North Indian music teacher and ensemble director along with Debashish Chaudhuri

5/4/12, Wild Beast, CalArts, Valencia, CA – Sufi Aashish Khan and Pandit Swapan Chadhuri perform classical North Indian sarod and tabla music followed by Aashish Khan’s contemporary North Indian music ensemble

4/22/12, CalArts, ROD Concert Hall, Valencia, CA (2 PM) — Recital with Neelamjit Dhillon (tabla), watch the live webcast here

4/16/12 and 4/23/12, UCSC, Santa Cruz, CA (11 AM – 2 PM) — Substitute teacher for Aashish Khan at University of California Santa Cruz

4/8/12, CalArts, ROD Concert Hall, Valencia, CA (2 PM) — Recital with Gurmeet Khalsa (tabla)

4/7/12, J. Norris Theater, 27570 Norris Center Dr., Rolling Hills, CA 90278 (6-8 PM, $20 Advance, $25 Box office) — Rasrang: Moods of Kathak, John Stephens (sitar), Ajeet Pathak (tabla), Ranjeet Pathak (vocal) and dancers of the Nupur Academy

4/5/12, CalArts, ROD Concert Hall, Valencia, CA (8 PM) — Recital with Sean Wassermann (tabla)

2/12/12, CalArts, ROD Concert Hall, Valencia, CA (2 PM) — Sitar trio with Fiza Khan, William Marsh IV, and Javad Butah (tabla), watch the live webcast here

2/5/12, Simi Valley, CA — Accompanist along with Jyoti Prakash Mistry and Rina Mehta for students of the Chhandam School of Kathak Dance at the Valley Bengali Community organization’s 2012 Saraswati Puja event

1/29/12, Monrovia, CA — House concert with Leonice Shineman

1/17/12 through 1/27/12, CalArts, Valencia, CA — North Indian music teacher for the CalArts 2012 interim session

12/9/11, CalArts, Valencia, CA (noon) — Sitar accompanist for Javad Butah and Rina Mehta’s tabla and kathak dance workshop

12/4/11, CalArts, ROD Concert Hall, Valencia, CA (8 PM) — Sitar trio with Fiza Khan, William Marsh IV, and Javad Butah (tabla) followed by a performance with Ustad Aashish Khan’s North Indian Orchestra

Ongoing, Mezbaan, Pasadena, CA — Performances with Leonice Shineman (tabla), click link for date/time

9/24/11, Beverly Hills, CA — Private performance at the Beverly Hills Hotel

8/2/11, CalArts – Valencia, CA — Performance with faculty jazz group and student North Indian Orchestra at the California State Summer School for the Arts

7/25/11, CalArts – Valencia, CA — Performance and lecture on the history of North Indian music with Debashish Chaudhuri (tabla) at the California State Summer School for the Arts

Monday, 7/11/11 – 8/5/11 California State Summer School for the Arts at CalArts – Valencia, CA — North Indian music teacher for CSSSA students along with Sri Debasish Chaudhuri

Saturday, 7/9/11, Pasadena, CA — Private sitar performance

Beginning, Monday 5/23/11, Tantra Sunset – 3705 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA (7 – 9:30 PM) — Weekly sitar performance with William Rossel (tabla)

Friday, 5/20/11, CalArts – Valencia, CA (4 – 5 PM) — Gamelan performance with the CalArts Balinese Gamelan at the 2011 Commencement ceremony

Saturday, 5/7/11, UCSB – Santa Barbara, CA (8 PM) — Tanpura accompanist for Ustad Aashish Khan and Sri Debasish Chaudhuri

Sunday, 5/1/11, the Wild Beast at CalArts – Valencia, CA (7 PM) — Gamelan performance at the annual World Music Festival

Saturday, 4/30/11, the Wild Beast at CalArts – Valencia, CA (7 PM) — Performance with Ustad Aashish Khan’s ensemble at the annual World Music Festival

Sunday, 4/10/11, the Wild Beast at CalArts – Valencia, CA (4 PM) — Community Arts Partnership students of John Stephens and William Rossel perform North Indian music

Thursday, 3/17/11, CalArts, ROD Concert Hall – Valencia, CA (8 – 10 PM) — MFA graduation recital of North Indian classical music (webcast available at http://music.calarts.edu/webcast)

Thursday, 11/18/10, CalArts – Valencia, CA — Solo performance with Neelamjit Dhillion (tabla) and ensemble performance with the North Indian Ensemble at CalArts directed by Ustad Aashish Khan

Saturday, 2/26/10, Herrick Memorial Chapel, Occidental College – Los Angeles, CA (8 PM) — Tanpura accompanist for Ustad Aashish Khan (sarod), Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri (tabla) at the annual Music Circle performance

Wednesday, 10/27/10, Otis College of Art and Design – Los Angeles, CA — Demonstration of North Indian music with Leonice Shinneman (tabla)

Sunday, 8/1/10 Paradise Ridge Winery – Santa Rosa, CA — Private performance

Saturday, 6/19/10, Indonesian Consulate – Los Angeles, CA — Balinese Gamelan performance at the Indonesian Consulate in Los Angeles

Thursday, 6/10/10 through Sunday 6/13/10 – Ojai Music Festival, Ojai, CA (see www.ojaifestival.org for details) — Tanpura accompanist for Ustad Aashish Khan (sarod) and Javad Butah (tabla) during three performances

Sunday, 5/16/10, CalArts – Valencia, CA (8 PM) — Performing a new dance drama set to Balinese Gamelan by Hirokotaka Inuzuka, including a segment for sitar and Gamelan instruments

Saturday, 5/15/10, CalArts – Valencia, CA (4 AM) — Jugalbandi with Dave Cipriani (N. Indian slide guitar) and Josh Mellinger (tabla) for the “sleep concert”

Friday, 5/14/10, ROD Concert Hall at CalArts – Valencia, CA (8 PM) — William Rossell’s composition for Gamelan and N. Indian instruments (William Rossell recital) followed by Jugalbandi with Dave Cipriani (N. Indian slide guitar) and William Rossell (tabla)

Saturday, 5/8/10, Herrick Memorial Chapel, Occidental College – Los Angeles, CA (8 PM) — Tanpura accompanist for Ustad Aashish Khan (sarod), Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri (tabla) and Sri Alam Khan (sarod) at the annual Music Circle performance

Thursday, 4/29/10, MOD Theatre at CalArts – Valencia, CA (8 PM) — Performing compositions of Ustad Aashish Khan and giving a solo performance at the annual CalArts World Music Festival

Saturday, 4/18/10, Hammer Museum – Los Angeles, CA (5 PM) — Lecture / Demonstration at Robin Sukhadia’s “Tablacentric” workshop

Sunday, 4/4/10, ROD Concert Hall, CalArts – Valencia, CA (8 PM) — Performing Dave Cipriani’s composition for large North Indian music ensemble (Dave Cipriani recital)

Saturday, 3/13/10, Coffeehouse Theatre, CalArts – Valencia, CA (10 PM) — Solo performance with William Rossell on tabla

Sunday, 3/7/10, Wild Beast, CalArts – Valencia, CA (5 PM) — Traditional Indonesian music with the CalArts Balinese Gamelan (Tyler Yamin recital)

Friday, 2/12/10, Mezbaan – Pasadena, CA (7-10 PM)

Wednesday, 2/10/10, ROD Concert Hall, CalArts – Valencia, CA (8 PM) — Performance with Dave Cipriani (slide guitar) and William Rossel (tabla)

Friday, 1/22/10, Mezbaan – Pasadena, CA (7 – 10 PM)

Friday, 12/11/09, Gamelan Room at CalArts – Valencia, CA (8 PM) — CalArts Balinese ensemble performs traditional Balinese music

Friday, 12/4/09, ROD Concert Hall at CalArts – Valencia, CA (time TBA)

Saturday, 11/14/09, Coffeehouse Theater at CalArts – Valencia, CA (8 – 11 PM) — Solo performance and Jugalbandi with Dave Cipriani (slide guitar), Will Marsh IV (sitar) and Josh Mellinger (tabla)

Saturday, 11/7/09, Mezbaan – Pasadena, CA (7-10 PM)

Thursday, 10/29/09, Pasadena City College – Pasadena, (CA 12 noon) — Demonstration of North Indian music with Dave Cipriani (slide guitar), Will Marsh IV (sitar) and Josh Mellinger (tabla)

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Please contact John for a complete list of performances.