ROHIN KHEMANI - DRUMS & PERCUSSION
Rohin Khemani is a Canadian-born drummer, percussionist and composer based in New York City. Known as an extremely versatile and eclectic musician, Rohin’s sound can be heard on a wide variety of projects weaving through the worlds of jazz, world music, rock, folk and electronica. His principal instruments include the drum set, tabla, and a collection of percussion and found objects from around the world. Rohin is a founding member of Red Baraat and co-leads the band Surface to Air Trio with guitarist Jonathan Goldberger and bassist Jonti Siman. He has performed for audiences at some of the world’s most prestigious concert halls and festivals including Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center in New York City, Sauti Za Busara in Zanzibar, Tanzania, The Monterey Jazz Festival, The London 2012 Olympic Games, and Peter Gabriel's WOMAD Festivals in the UK, Australia, and New Zealand.
Rohin is also a respected teaching-artist with Bash The Trash and works with school children to raise awareness of climate change and the human impact on the environment through building instruments made from reused/recycled materials. He holds a bachelor's from Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts and a master's from the Manhattan School of Music.