Hindustani vocal by the best playback singer, Mahesh Kale, a disciple of the legendary Pandit Jitendra Abhisheki ji.
About the Artist
Mahesh Kale is an accomplished vocalist of the new generation with a captivating stage presence, that has along with his uncommon musicality and vocal dexterity, positioned him firmly on the national and international radar of the North Indian Classical Music community. As a disciple of Pandit Jitendra Abhisheki, he has an illustrious pedigree, and his thrilling performances bear this out.
His training under this doyen, has not only made him a brilliant classical vocalist, but has also made him equally proficient at Thumri, Dadra, Tappa, Bhajans, Bhavgeet, and Natyasangeet. He was initiated into music by his mother Smt. Meenal Kale (a disciple of Smt. Veena Sahasrabuddhe) and presently continues to receive guidance from Shri. Shounak Abhisheki.
Mahesh has established his presence firmly, as a popular artist and has performed extensively in India, USA, Europe, UAE, Southeast Asia. Mahesh has been playing the central character in a popular Sangeet Natak (musical), Katyar Kaljat Ghusli (Photos), for which, he was honored with an award by the Akhil Bharatiya Marathi Natya Parishad (2010). Mahesh had his debut performance at the prestigious Sawai Gandharva Music Festival (2011) which received a generous appreciation.
Mahesh maintains an open outlook towards music to reach out to the new generation, while retaining the traditions. He has performed with world famous percussionists including Zakir Hussain, Trilok Gurtu and Sivamani, and instrumentalists like Pedro Eustache and Frank Martin, in fusion and collaborative works, ably demonstrating his versatility as a composer and singer. In an effort to spread awareness and education about Indian classical music in the western world, Mahesh gives lecture-demonstrations in various universities in the USA (including Stanford and Harvard University) and was also profiled as Artist of the Month by Harvard Sangeet in 2008.
Mahesh is also a teacher and an inspiration for a motivated active student body of over two hundred students in the San Francisco Bay Area.