Kuma De Silva


Kuma De Silva

Kuma De Silva

Jazz, Experimental, World
From: Colombo, Sri Lanka

About Artist

Kuma De Silva has been in the music industry for the past 25 years as a pianist,composer & an arranger.Most of his work has been with the frontline bands in Colombo/Sri Lanka.In 1999/2000 he toured Europe & Canada with the band "PURPLERAIN",and prior to that had his own jazz band 'INFOCUS' [Alston J on bass,Shiraz Noorhamith on drums] which was regarded as one of the best jazz trios in the country.Kuma who is today one of Sri Lankas leading jazz pianists has also been out of the country on numerous occasions as a musical ambassador for the lankan jazz scene.[India,Jakarta, maldives,Hongkong,Singapore] In 2005 November he performed at Jazzyathra [international jazzfest] organizrd by jazz India in Mumbai & Delhi,along with Austrailian saxist Grant Chamberlane,Alston Joachiam,Shiraznooramith & karnatik percussionist late Neesom Thayagaraja.

....Kuma De Silva, the pianist is one of the leading contemporary pianist in SriLanka with a wide repatoire under his belt.His versatility sees him behind the keyboards with pop groups on a higher plane![SUNDAY OBSERVER/2009] Below is a list of people he has worked and or performed with.Trumpeter Bonny Fields,Martin Taylor,Dave 'O' Higgins band,Rosco Williams,Glen Terry,Hussain Jiffry[project Amazing Grace] violinist David Balasubramaniam ,Lakshman Joseph De saram, Alien Accent,Sumuthi Suraweera,[All the jazz J know/ you & the night & the music} Arney Somogy [England]Sunil De Silva, Andy Thompson,Nathasha Rathnayaka,Pradeep Rathnayaka,Sunil Perera & Gypsies,Bhathiya & Santhosh.Kuma De Silva has been in the music industry for the past 25 years as a pianist,composer & an arranger.Most of his work has been with the frontline bands in Colombo/Sri Lanka.In 1999/2000 he toured Europe & Canada with the band "PURPLERAIN",and prior to that had his own jazz band 'INFOCUS' [Alston J on bass,Shiraz Noorhamith on drums] which was regarded as one of the best jazz trios in the country.Kuma who is today one of Sri Lankas leading jazz pianists has also been out of the country on numerous occasions as a musical ambassador for the lankan jazz scene.[India,Jakarta, maldives,Hongkong,Singapore] In 2005 November he performed at Jazzyathra [international jazzfest] organizrd by jazz India in Mumbai & Delhi,along with Austrailian saxist Grant Chamberlane,Alston Joachiam,Shiraznooramith & karnatik percussionist late Neesom Thayagaraja.

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