Recorded at Dimension Sound Studios in Jamaica Plain, MA.
Recording and Mixing engineer: Joe Stewart
Mastering engineer: Mark Donahue
Produced and sung by Neha. All songs written by Neha except Dans Ma Rue (Edith Piaf)
Evan Allen: piano
Dorsey Bass: bass
Connor Baker: drums
Bobby Spellman: trumpet
Rachel Panitch: violin and background vocals
Katie Seiler: background vocals
released January 21, 2014
Neha’s music has that nostalgic quality to it, one that will have you feeling like you’re sitting in a Parisian street café sipping a glass of champagne. Her arrangements are thoughtful and complex, and her sumptuous powerhouse of a voice will leave you awed at the 5’2 framed young Indian woman.
A gifted singer, composer & pianist, Neha’s style can be characterized as a smorgasbord of musical personalities. She cites influences such as Ella Fitzgerald, Miles Davis, Otis Redding, Donny Hathaway, Sam Cooke, Dinah Washington, and Carmen MacRae, to name a few. While definitely rooted in jazz, elements of folk, blues, pop and her mother's classical indian musical background also permeate.
A graduate of Northwestern University with a degree in Economics, Neha spent four years post-college working for the tech giant, Google, Inc in the Bay Area. She penned some of her first tracks from her cubicle, and spent much of her free time hitting the jam sessions and songwriting open mics in San Francisco before quitting to pursue her Masters degree at the prestigious New England Conservatory of Music.
Since graduating from NEC in May of 2012, Neha been actively engaged in the Boston performance scene, performing at prestigious venues like Scullers Jazz Club and Club Passim. In New York, her performance credits include headlining at the famous off-Broadway show "Sleep No More." Most recently, Neha came off a mini tour performing the world premiere of "Project Gilgamesh" in Cleveland, Ohio written by multi-talented contemporary violinist and composer Daniel Bernard Roumain.
"Music is as necessary to me as food or air" says the first generation Indian-American singer-songwriter. "Leaving the life I led in San Francisco [at Google] and starting all over was one of the hardest things I've ever done, but definitely the most gratifying as well. Everyone should have the chance to pursue what they've always envisioned for themselves."
Neha currently resides in Brooklyn, NY. She’s very excited to be releasing her debut album this December, “The Dreamer.”
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