Pawan Benjamin

Course Director

Pawan learnt the saxophone under avant garde jazz legend, Roscoe Mitchell. His knowledge of Western harmony, and the Jazz tradition, paired with his knowledge of the music of India and Nepal, has given him a unique worldly perspective of music which he applies as a saxophonist, bansuri artist, and composer and producer. An alumnus of Manhattan School of Music (MSM) and Chhandayan Centre for Indian Music, he has performed at some of the most prestigious venues around the world: Lincoln Center’s Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola, the Velvet Lounge (Chicago), The Blue Note, Bimhuis (Amsterdam) and the Music Gallery (Toronto) among other places.