Qnce again we thank Bob and Vivian for hosting the 2015 Bobs Basement Annual Get Together

Brian Dering took these photos and videos of the event

Brian Dering took these photos of the 2014 Bobs Basement Annual Get Together

Thanks once again Bob and Vivian for your kind hospitality

Our good friends Bob and Vivian opened their home once again for what is becoming Bobs annual basement get-together. Good music, good food and good company was had by all as the season windes down into fall.

Click here to see some photos taken by Brian Dering

Another Bobs Basement Get Together taken on November 4, 2011. An impromptu music session by Gaurav Mazumdar and Vishal Nagar on the tabla.

Click here to watch the video.
We are pleased to announce that, Grammy nominated, musician, composer, and teacher, Gaurav Mazumdar is to base himself in Chicago for the consecutive 4th year to help carry on the work of our friend & Guru Patric Marks.

For the friends and students of Patric Marks we have some exciting updates. Margaret is again graciously opening her home to us to carry on this wonderful musical tradition.

Our friend Gaurav Mazumdar is returning to begin teaching again in the Chicagoland region. He will be available for lessons for students of all levels starting April first week and continue over the summer, fall and early winter. This is a marvelous opportunity to further your musical journey.

For more information on Gaurav, visit Gaurav's website: www.gauravmazumdar.com

Gaurav's Cell: 708-738-1925

Sublime Journey

The 2011 tour, celebrating a confluence of Hindustani and Carnatic music was a great success. Its such a pleasure to hear the two musical traditions blend together in the hands of these incredibly talented musicians.

Gaurav Majumdar on sitar
Nirmala Rajasekar on vina
Thanjavur Murugaboopathi on mridangam
Vishal Nagar on tabla

Click Here to see the tour poster

Two new stories where submitted by
Jason King and
Nargis Anwar

A memorial held at St Xaviers College Ahmedabad where thousands showed up to honor Patric. We are attempting to get names of people and musicians who where at the event but in the meantime we are putting up the photos for folks to see. Donald, Patric's brother is pretty obvious, If you where at the memorial or recognize anyone in the photos please send us the information.

Click here to see the photos

The June 21st 2009 - Gathering of Friends- was held at the Historic Unity Temple in Oak Park Illinois. It was a wonderful event attended by hundreds of family, friends and students. The music, poetry and dancing was fantastic. Along with the good food it was a great tribute to Patric.

To see some pictures of the event taken by Mariam Farjah CLICK HERE

Its rumored that Brian recorded the event so we are looking forward to hearing the files when they are ready.

This site in an ongoing process in memory of our friend and teacher. If you have anything to cotribute, such as a story, picture, movie or audio file please contact us. We would be more than happy to add it to our web pages