Trio Benares


“Exciting, virtuosic, sensual, beautiful!“


Deobrat Mishra – Sitar

Roger Hanschel – Saxophone

Prashant Mishra – Tabla


There has been a force of gravity between Indian classical music and jazz for many decades–the push and pull of improvisation, the exciting rhythmic language. Founded in 2014, the Trio Benares continues on this path of tradition. As part of a seventh generation musical family, sitar player Deobrat Mishra has reached a prominent place amongst his peers. In collaboration with his nephew Prashant Mishra, a rising star among Indian tabla players, he forms a perfect unit. Roger Hanschel, surely one of the most extravagant, multifaceted saxophone players and composers of contemporary jazz, communes with the sensual and brilliant sound of Deobrat Mishra’s sitar. In turn, Hanschel’s rhythmic finesse finds its equivalent in the virtuosic tabla playing of Prashant Mishra. While steeped in tradition, Trio Benares brings a freshness to both musical styles.

Deobrat Mishra - Sitar


One of the leading Sitar players of India and no doubt one of the most energetic and innovative sitar artists of India. Selectivity, melody and rhythmic complexity are typical features in his lively playing style.

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Roger Hanschel - Saxophon

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One of the most extraordinary and unique saxophone players of Europe. His way of playing is outstanding. Composer, leader and founder of various ensembles in contemporary Jazz.

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Prashant Mishra - Tabla

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Is one of the best young Tabla players of Benares Gharana. Starting to learn tabla at the age of five, he won different prizes for his playing. His skills beautifully compliment and support the playing of his collegues.

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Past concerts:

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The next upcoming concerts:

  • Trio Benares - Zoglau - Germany

    15/06/2024 -

  • CD

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    Recorded April 2019, mastered September 2019


    1  Rajas  (R. Hanschel)  08:33

    2  Atman  (D. Mishra)  06:13

    3  Sawari Safari  (R. Hanschel)  09:41

    4  Tamas  (R. Hanschel)  07:25

    5  Rose Garden  (D. Mishra)  06:19

    6  Sattva  (R. Hanschel)  07:36

    7  Chaity  (trad.)  06:19

    8  Shool  (D. Mishra)  09:14


    Total Time

    [ 62:08 ] 


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    1  Jog  (D. Mishra)  06:23

    2  Charlie‘s Reverberations  (R. Hanschel)  08:24

    3  Assi Ghat  (R. Hanschel)  05:17

    4  Extrembiose  (R. Hanschel)  10:25

    5  Bhairavi  (trad.)  07:06

    6  Greenfire  (R. Hanschel)  07:54

    7  Kajari  (trad.)  08:53


    Total Time

    [ 54:41 ]