Rohan Somasekaran

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Step It Up


Step It Up


Step It Up

Rohan Somasekaran is a hard swinging, soulful, modern jazz pianist with a funky edge whose influences include Herbie Hancock, Mulgrew Miller, Miles Davis, and Kenny Kirkland.

Rohan leads an exciting modern jazz quintet that consists of John Smallcombe on tenor sax, Shannon Marshall on trumpet, Helen Svoboda on double bass and Nathan Goldman on drums. The music performed by this quintet is a combination of Rohan’s original compositions and modern jazz standard tunes. Rohan’s original compositions are influenced by the classic Blue Note jazz sound as well as Soul, R&B’s, Funk, and World music influences.

Rohan also plays keys for Step It Up, a band all about the groove. They are a tight live ensemble with infectious tunes, a seminal instrumental band since the 90’s acid-jazz era and they are back with new stylings.