Traditional Sitar for Weddings and Events!
Joanna Mack is available to perform Classical North Indian Music for weddings, private functions, parties, lecture demonstrations and events. She performs with professional tabla players and also as a trio with other traditional Indian instruments such as sarod and bansuri.
She is also available for private lessons.
Make your event magical with live sitar music!
Joanna played at my wedding and all the guests loved the music! She was also very responsive and easy to figure out logistics with.
Joanna was an absolute pleasure to work with. Very responsive and kind. Her music was beautiful!
Joanna was just amazing player and enchanted all the guests with her performance. I would highly recommend her for special occasions in your life.
Joanna performed for us at a silk road themed party that we hosted at our home. We couldn't have been happier with her. Joanna was in constant contact before the even, showed up on time, brought everything she needed (including a wonderful tabla player) and most importantly sounded great. She's highly professional, loves what she does and is an expert at her instrument. I would highly recommend booking her for any party or event that you are throwing.
Price Range: $900 and up
Gig Length: 60 - 180 minutes
What to Expect
I play Indian Classical music accompanied by tabla and possibly a third musician. We may also be able to play requested songs. We play for wedding ceremonies and receptions, private concerts and events.
Joanna Mack began her pursuit of Classical North Indian Music in 1997. While studying Neuroscience at UCSD, she attended a Classical Indian Music class with sitar virtuoso Kartik Seshadri, a senior disciple of Pandit Ravi Shankar of the Maihar Gharana. She had been involved in Western music since childhood but was immediately drawn to Indian music. Recognizing Joanna's inherent talent and drive, Kartikji recommended her to study in Kolkata under the now late Pandit Deepak Choudhury, also a senior disciple of renowned musician Pandit Ravi Shankar. That year, Joanna traveled to India where she fully devoted herself to the pursuit of Indian Classical Music under the guidance of Deepakji. She continued her studies with him in Kolkata from 1997 through 2005.
Joanna then returned to the United States, promising Deepakji that her dedication to learn would not falter and that she would accept the responsibility to teach the traditional values and ideas of the Maihar Gharana. Joanna is fulfilling that promise today. She teaches private and group classes and performs in a variety of venues. She was fortunate to be able to study under the now late Ustad Ali Akbar Khan and continues her studies with sarodia Bruce Hamm at the Ali Akbar Khan College of Music in San Rafael and master classes with sitarist Sri Partha Chatterjee.
Upcoming Booked Events
|October 29, 2021 • 5:30pm - 7:30pm||Dinner Party|
Past Booked Events
|October 04, 2019 • 6:00pm - 8:30pm||Wedding Cocktail Hour|
|April 19, 2019 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|November 21, 2018 • 6:30pm - 8:00pm||House Party|
|August 17, 2018 • 12:30pm - 3:00pm||Personal Occasion|
|July 21, 2018 • 6:30pm - 8:00pm||Birthday Party|
|July 02, 2018 • 5:00pm - 10:30pm||House Party|
|August 23, 2017 • 6:30pm - 8:00pm||Concert|
|August 17, 2017 • 7:00pm - 8:30pm||Dinner Party|
|May 06, 2017 • 6:30pm - 10:00pm||Wedding Reception|
|September 24, 2016 • 7:00pm - 7:30pm||Anniversary Party|
|August 20, 2016 • 1:00pm - 4:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|May 14, 2016 • 5:30pm - 8:00pm||Nonprofit Event|
|October 03, 2015||Wedding Reception|
|September 26, 2015||Birthday (Adult)|
|August 30, 2015||Fundraiser|
|August 07, 2015||Wedding Ceremony|
|October 04, 2014||Private Party|
|Tabla Player||Tabla Accompaniment|
|Possible Third Indian Musican||Sarod or Bansuri|
Influences & Inspiration
Exponents of the Maihar Gharana of Nothern Indian Classical music including (but not limited to) Pandit Ravi Shankar, Ustad Ali Akbar Khan, Pandit Deepak Choudhury, Sri Bruce Hamm, Sri Partha Chatterjee.
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