Sharik Hasan is one of the leading pianists and composers of his generation to emerge from India. He spent several years studying jazz and classical music in France and the USA while also working in Indian classical musical traditions. Sharik received his master’s degree from the Manhattan School of Music in 2014 and currently works in New York City as a pianist, composer, and educator.
He has performed at venues all over the world including the Blue Note (New York), Panama Jazz Festival, Kriol Jazz Festival (Cape Verde), Nancy Jazz Festival (France), Lincoln Center (New York) and has shared the stage with luminaries such as John Patitucci, Joe Lovano, Terri Lyne Carrington, and David Liebman among others.
The Sharik Hasan Quartet is a New York City based group consisting of some of the most talented musicians on the scene today, playing music that is at the cutting edge of contemporary jazz. Hasan’s compositions have a distinct sound that are as energetic and catchy as they are soulful and reflective – a unique confluence of his Indian heritage, jazz tradition and innovation.