Shujaat Khan is just winding up the summer concert season,,,with concerts this July in The Bay Area, USA, Pune, and Mumbai.
As we go into the fall of 2017 there are some interesting concerts that are lined up. In August Shujaat Khan performs in Delhi on the 18th, and then in Guwahati, Assam, on the 26th.
On the 13th, 14th, and 15th, of September he will play in Delhi for Spic Macay,,,at the IIT, Jamia Milia and the Delhi University. These concerts are unique as they involve the students from these prestigious institutions,,,and open a different avenue for the listeners there.
In September also, Shujaat Khan performs in Noida, just outside Delhi on the 8th,,,, and in Delhi on the 10th for Banyan Tree. This concert is called "Ananthgatha",,,one artist,,one evening. This gives the artist and the listeners a chance to listen to Indian Classical music as it was once performed, in an unhurried format. On the 24th he will play in Singapore for the Music Festival.
On the 5th of October Shujaat khan will perform in Shimla for Shimla Classical Music festival and on 19th Shujaat collaborates with the famous "Daff" player Ahmed Yahiyazadeh....in Paris. and then will be in Jaipur on the 27th and 28th for the Indian Music Summit.
For the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, Ustad Shujaat Khan has recorded his version of the timeless bhajan, "Vaishnav Jana To". This was made into a video for Taj Mahal Tea at the Taj Mahal Tea House in Bandra, Mumbai. The video was released on YouTube on October 2nd, 2016 and by the 5th, had already crossed one million hits.
Shujaat Khan New Release Ruby.
CBC News Canada - CBC.CA calls Ruby one of the best albums of the year.
”Raga Jhinjhoti felt like a deep full body & soul massage with frequent goose bump shivers. Ustaad ji’s unique delivery of the composition by both sitar and vocal touched all my emotional strings. I hope there will be many more to come.”
”What did I hear on Saturday, 3rd October? How did it feel? I simply don’t have words to describe. I will just give it a try in the few following lines. Shujaat ji made us experience the beauty of the way a flower, named Jhinjhoti, blooms. Each leaf of that flower had its own fragrance which spread to the souls of the listeners. Towards the end of the concert, he started singing, and this made us drown in our own musical tears. Maybe salvation feels like that. My deepest respect and thanks to Shujaat ji for his music and Nihar bhai, who gave soulful support on the tabla.”
”Listening to Ustad Shujaat Khan’s rendition of Raag Jhinjhoti was truly unforgettable. Slowly and skillfully, the master made every note unfold itself fully to the audience, causing an onrush of nothing but beautiful and deep emotions spiraling up. I was touched in the deepest of my soul, countless shivers sent to my spine. We were not simply listening to Jhinjhoti, we were in it and it lived in us. The talented Nihar Mehta also deserves great appreciation, the conversation between his tabla and ustad’s sitar was perfect, playful and a true delight to witness. I rightfully did not want to miss this concert and its memory will stay close to my heart.”
”The concert was truly amazing. Being in the presence of such a master in the west is an honor that all should seek to experience at least once. The musical journey was enrapturing, full of nuances, depth and space. It was a rare soul enriching experience and I am grateful that I could assist. I am looking forward to the next concert.”