ISHEETA CHAKRVARTY is a contemporary vocal artiste with a versatility that ranges from traditional Hindustani music of thumris and qawwalis to traditional and modern Jazz, Pop and their genre derivatives.
Isheeta has performed at Jazz and World Music festivals around the globe, namely-
La Merce Festival 2014, Spain
Java Jazz Festival 2016, Indonesia
Cervantino Festival 2016, Mexico
Star of Asia Festival 2018, Kazakhstan
Back home, she has performed with the likes of Raghu Dixit, Vishal Dadlani and Richa Sharma in the commercial space, while also sharing the stage with Jazz maestro Louiz Banks, Sanjay Divecha, Gino Banks, Karim Ellaboudi and George Brooks from the Jazz and Jazz fusion industry.
She recently opened for Ustad Zakir Hussain at the International Jazz Festival 2019, held at the National Centre for Performing Arts (NCPA), Mumbai playing her original compositions with her own collective.
The Isheeta Chakrvarty Collective came together to take Isheeta's own brand of music to the world.
Some of their recent shows include sold out concerts at Nrityagram, the globally renowned dance village started by the late odissi danseuse Protima Gauri, and at the Barefoot Cafe in Colombo, in collaboration with the Neelan Tiruchelvam Trust.
With strong roots in Hindustani classical, Isheeta's own music is a marriage of traditional Hindustani music with Jazz,
along with influences of global folk, alternative and pop music.
She doesn't like labels, and her versatility doesn't let her be boxed. She strives to push the boundaries of music and her own abilities as an artist, and is a dedicated, life-long student of music.