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Keerthy Narayanan

Originally from Kochi (Kerala), India, Keerthy Narayanan was the music arranger for the Grammy-winning Winds of Samsara album. Narayanan is proficient in keyboards as well as arranging. He demonstrated his skills on Ricky Kej and Wouter Kellerman's highly acclaimed Winds of Samsara which was the coordinated effort of 120 musicians from five continents.

“My role was that of a multi-instrumentalist and arranger,” says Narayanan. Winds of Samsara became No.1 on the Billlboard charts in two weeks. This was mainly because of the sales of the album and user reviews. “It was a dream come true; over ten years of hard work was rewarded so wonderfully,” says Narayanan.

He teamed with Ricky Kej for the opening ceremony music of the Cricket World Cup 2012, which was heard in 200 countries and was widely heralded. The other albums he worked on with Kej are: Fiery Drums, Indian Zen, Café Goa, Chillout Flute, Fuson, Indian Spirit, Krishna Lounge, Urban Grooves, Fusion Ganesha, Kamasutra Lounge, Mesmerising Santoor, Party Drums, Punjabi In the Club, Communicative Art, and Incredible India – North and South.

The instruments that Narayanan performs are piano, guitar, bass, and drums. As producer, Narayanan utilizes a variety of recording gear, as well as a deep knowledge of audio engineering, music arranging, and instrumentation.

“When it comes to music production, I arrange and program every single instrument that can come to mind. I take time to understand every new instrument, research it and then use it in my music. I am familiar with all of the commercial DAWs that are used in music production right from music to post-production,” Narayanan states.

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” . . . masterful embelllishments of Kathy Sanborn's backing quartet led by producer Keerthy Narayanan on keyboards and bass, exquisite in both cases.

The gent may be India-based but he’s overpowered this splinter of the Western jazz genre and made it his own. He arranges all the songs, an exceedingly artfully stripped-down Nelson Riddle or Henry Mancini but with every ounce of the lush passions of the two compressed into every moment.” ~Mark S. Tucker



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