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Kirtan with Jim Gelcer

  • Yoga Central 4626 Cleveland Ave NW Canton, OH, 44709 United States (map)

Room: Yoga Central Main Studio

Jim travels here from Toronto and is a remarkable musician.

Jim Gelcer is an internationally acclaimed musician, composer, and producer. Originally from Cape Town, and based in Toronto, Jim has recorded and performed around the world with artists as diverse as Lee Aaron, The Flying Bulgar Klezmer Band, Reg Schwager, and Dave Young. He is at home in a wide range of genres — from rock, pop, and r&b, to jazz, classical, and world music. One of the few Canadian artists invited to perform at Bhakti Fest, Jim’s debut recording “Bhagavan” was hailed as one of the year’s best by American radio shows In The Spirit and Full Lotus Kirtan. Yoga Chicago magazine called him “the perfect bhakti singer”. His style has been called “welcoming, inviting, and contagious”, and mashes up traditional Sanskrit chants with r&b, jazz, and rock. Jim’s second album, “Bhakti Groove Machine”, was co-produced by Grammy-nominated producer Ben Leinbach (Jai Uttal, Deva Premal, Snatam Kaur). David Newman (aka Durga Das) called it “sweet, soulful, smooth and sublime.”

$15 in advance, $20 at the door and $10 for students.

You must have a student account to purchase a student ticket in advance. Stop in the studio with your student ID to arrange for a student account.