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© 2015 JOSS JAFFE

INSTRUMENTS                 

Voice

 

As a vocalist Joss leads kirtan & performs original songs as well as reggae, bossa, world music and popular music for events, concerts and weddings. Joss is trained in North Indian singing by Ustad Ali Akbar Khan at the Ali Akbar College of Music in California.

Tabla

 

A student of tabla since 1995, Joss took his first class from Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri in 1997 at the Ali Akbar College of Music.  Joss has also studied with Ustad Zakir Hussain, Gregg Johnson & Homnath Upadhyaya. In ensemble, Joss has twice performed with Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri and once with Ustad Zakir Hussain.

Guitar

 

Playing since he was 9, guitar was Joss' first instrument. He is a founding member of the Killawatts, Solar Company Sungevity's house band, which won the popular Intersolar Battle of the Bands back to back in 2013 and 2014, a part of the largest solar industry conference in North America.

Bass

Joss has played bass guitar since 1993, specializing in Reggae, R&B and Groove lines. As a bassist he has performed with Jai Uttal, Suzanne Sterling, JayaLakshmi, Dave Stringer, CC White, Karnamrita Dasi, Tina Malia and many other artists.