WHO IS AMAN
Aman Pankaj Jagwani is a 22-year-old drummer, composer, producer and educator from Mumbai, India who strives to create musical moments of seamless synergy between the audience, the artist and the world.
He was awarded the Berklee Achievement Scholarship in 2018 as well as the Armand Zildjian Percussion Achievement Scholarship in 2019 and continues to artistically engage with the Berklee college community in Boston, where he studies drum-set performance and Electronic Production and Design.
At Berklee, Aman has been immersing himself in the exploration of different cultures and facets of life through collaborations with musicians from numerous countries such as Brazil, Argentina, France, India, Turkey, Israel, Greece, Italy, USA, and so on, both in the studio and on stage. His studies with prominent educators, Yoron Israel, Billy Kilson, Dave DiCenso, James Murphy, Jason Palmer, Tia Fuller, Simon Shaheen have enabled him to become proficient in a wide range of styles and develop a sensitive and mindful touch for the instrument.
Furthermore, Aman has developed an extension of his musical voice in the compositional spectrum as well. His works are inspired by the sensations experienced every day that give depth to human life. In this context of empathy, Aman aims for his music to be a positive, global force. A representation of this can be heard in Aman’s debut album, “Essentially Entangled” that was released on the 10th of May 2019.
Aman has an extensive portfolio of live performance experience both as a bandleader and sideman. He has showcased his first album at venues across India, Europe and USA and has been a well-sought-out drummer for artists in the Indian and Boston Jazz scenes. Aman is well- known for his interactive and engaging live performance style that is energetic but still finessed and mindful at the same time.
In addition, since 2013, Aman has been associated with V Care Foundation, an Indian NGO that provides care and relief for cancer patients. He plays for and teaches children facing the disease at the Sant Gadge Dharamshala in Mumbai and regularly composes music for the foundation’s promotional activities.
On the technical side of things, Aman is also proficient in production, audio programming and sound design. Aman’s approach to production is based on connecting with the meaning and purpose of a particular musical piece, enabling it to have a greater emotional appeal. This can be heard on all of his works as a free-lance producer as well as on his upcoming sophomore album, “This Place”.
Lastly, over the last year, Aman has also expanded into the realm of education. He has an active roster of drum-set, rhythm studies and music technology students to whom he aims to impart the means to heighten their skills and also connect deeper with music and their purpose of music making.
For Aman, music is a unifying tool. Through each of his endeavors, he wishes to harness its powers, break barriers and lead to positivity.