Sanjay Divecha

Sanjay Divecha is a guitar player and composer based in Mumbai, India. His current band, Secret attempts to blur the lines between the great Indian traditions; Hindustani and Carnatic, and jazz with a strong focus on collective improvisation and a soulful message.

An intrepid traveler on a long journey filled with experiences, Sanjay's quest has brought him face to face with legends, visionaries and doyens.

In a cross cultural diorama of global music, Sanjay has striven to explore his love for jazz, folk, African, American and Latin music while distinctly paying homage to his Indian roots.

Sanjay was also invited by Zakir Hussain to participate in the 2015 CROSS CURRENTS tour that spanned ten cities in the United States. The band included stalwarts in the Jazz idiom- Dave Holland, Vinnie Colaiuta, Chris Potter and Eddie Daniels along with Shankar Mahadevan and

Louiz Banks The tour was met with critical acclaim and ten sold out nights.

Less than a decade ago, Sanjay released "Full Circle" which featured multifaceted compositions drawing heavily from both contemporary and jazz traditions- with a strong indo centric presence.

His credits additionally include collaborations with A.R Rahman for the movie 127 hours by Danny Boyle. It won 'Best Original Score’.

He also scored Leela by Somnath Sen

Sanjay has also worked with artists such as Angelique Kidjo, Carlos Santana, Michael McDonald, Fred Raulston, Dave Weckl, Louis Johnson, Dumazz and Sambaguru among others.

An alumni of 1989 from Musician’s Institute (M.I) in Los Angeles, Sanjay continues to actively balance performance and composition with a wide variety of artists in both commercial and indie domains.


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