ABOUT


Pavan Verma has established himself as the most highy acclaimed and in-demand British Asian saxophonist in the UK. His virtuosity, and musical repertoire has endeared him to audiences across the world, performing alongside many internationally renowned artists.

FROM BE-BOP TO BOLLYWOOD.
The son of pioneering and crtically acclaimed recording/ performing artist 'Mala', Pavan's childhood was one of rich and diverse musical influences. Classically trained in Western music, his musical approach includes Jazz, Funk, Soul, Pop, Indian Classical and Bollywood, as well as DJ-led Soulful House. As a saxophonist and flautist, he has toured extensively across Europe, USA and Asia at some of the most prestigious venues around the world. Some of the most memorable being The Jazz Cafe, Royal Albert Hall, Soneva Fushi, and even the London Eye. Recently, he co-produced a specially commissioned performance in front of the Queen for her Jubilee. Some of the artists worked with:

  • Kumar Sanu - Recording sessions for album 'Amor'.
  • Roop Kumar Rathod - live performance.
  • Botown - The Soul of Bollywood.
  • Avina Shah- Session work for single 'Ao Na'.
  • Srishti - Carnatic dance / music tour .
  • Rekesh Chauhan - Indian Jazz Fusion.
  • Hitaksha Ratta - Indian Classical and Sufi vocalist.
  • Eastern Illusion - Performaces in Portugal.
  • Mandu - Original Material .
  • Beat Evolution - Bollywood/Bhangra/ Weddings.
  • Stomp'n Stuff - Jazz, Blues, Funk and Soul
  • Mala & Musicians, Bhangra Music (live gigs and session recording).
  • Premi, Recording Session: Get Set (1994, SABA Music).
  • The Stardust Big Band, Big Band.

UK VENUES PERFORMED AT INCLUDE:
The Royal Albert Hall, Jazz Cafe Camden, The London Eye, Royal Courts of Justice, Trafalgar Square, Cafe de Paris, The London Mela, Cambridge Music Festival, The Natural History Museum, The Elizabethan, Blenheim Palace, Woburn Abbey, The V&A.

UK HOTELS AND RESTUARANTS:
Royal Automobile Club, Gouman Hotel Tower Bridge, Mint Leaf Restaurant, Namaste Lounge, The Grove, The Lancaster, Intercontinental Park Lane, Hilton Park Lane, The Grange St. Pauls, Grosvenor Park Lane, Hilton T5, The Grove, Asha's Manchester, Namaste Lounge, Tamara Lounge, The Waldorf Astoria.