JAW Family | Sharada Shashidhar & Jamael Dean
Hailing from the Los Angeles jazz circles are jazz prodigies Jamael Dean and Sharada Shashidhar. Jamael, the grandson of legendary soul jazz drummer Donald Dean, has toured with Kamasi Washington, Thundercat, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson and Carlos Niño. Jamael's music reflects the dual influence of his Los Angeles contemporaries and jazz ancestors. His works also include beats and production, like for Sharada's debut album Rahu. Sharada Shashidhar's soulful voice takes inspiration from jazz and Indian classical music, that influences her songwriting and productions. Her elaborate harmonies and vocal creativity come together in a new beat-orientated spiritual jazz. Together, Jamael and Sharada are also an integral part of the legendary Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra, founded by Horace Tapscott in 1961 and still active in various constellations since then.