Ranjit Barot

Drummer, Film score composer, Music Director, Music Arranger and Singer, Ranjit Barot is a longtime associate of A. R. Rahman and he's now touring with John McLaughlin's 4th Dimension, who describes him as "one of the leading edges in drumming".
In November 2011, Ranjit has released his highly acclaimed worldwide debut album, 'Bada Boom', featuring some of the greatest musicians on the scene today. This album is a collection of Ranjit’s Jazz Fusion and World compositions with performances by Ustad Zakir Hussain, John McLaughlin, U. Srinivas, U. Rajesh, Scott Kinsey, Matt Garrison, Wayne Krantz, Dominique DiPiazza, Harmeet Manseta, Taufique Qureshi, Sanjay Divecha, Tim Garland, Gwilym Symcock, Ayden Esen and Elie Afif, to name a few.


Jazz Yatra ’80, with the Jazz Yatra Sextet

Performances with the great Pandit Ravi Shankar’s ensemble, Jazzmine, featuring John Handy, George Adams and Mike Richmond of the Mingus Dynasty.

Ranjit's collaborations abroad have seen performances with renowned artists such as Jonas Helborg, Aydin Esen, Tim Garland, and Scott Kinsey, Wayne Krantz, Matt Garrison and Arto Tuncboyaciyan at the New Universe Music Festival, USA in Nov 2010.


"One of the leading edges in drumming"

- John McLaughlin

"Fusion and classical Indian rhythms merge on this spectacular confluence of styles."

-Bill Milkowski / JazzTimes

"Then, suddenly without warning, the rest of the track knocked me on my butt as this amazing, powerful, monster piece got underway. This is a serious blend of "East" meets "West" where neither is compromised... We need to keep in mind that Ranjit himself is driving all these pieces with his drums, keyboards and vocals..."

- Raul Amador / Bazz Musician Magazine

"There was a lot of virtuosity going throughout Barot's performance but never in excess and never doing anything but serving the music."

- John Kelman / All About Jazz