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"When I was a child, my mother gave me as many storybooks as she could find. I remember having read Russian children’s stories, Sri Lankan Buddhist tales, old Indian parables and of course, Aesop’s Fables. My mother was keen about the way I told these stories, whether on stage at elocutions, or to friends.


The hero’s journey, the allegory, the imagery: I look back on how much that influenced my creativity. I have always found the magic of storytelling within the way I talk, I find it within my teaching and in the way I write music.


Fables is my first original jazz quintet through which I present my original compositions I’ve been harboring. This project is 7 or more years in the making, and my desire to tell original stories through music is finally fulfilled. Every song in this concert is like a fable; every song is a story, and every story has a moral.


I’ve woven these songs in my own musical language, in the way that I’ve discovered that music meets my life’s stories. I write about my experiences as an immigrant, about not knowing where to call home, about our collective humanity and our ability to do good.


Often I realize when I discover a musical idea, the notes and the chords are already portraying a story of mine through song. I’ve discovered a great joy in translating fables into music, I hope you feel my joy in them too."

- Kavyesh Kaviraj


I’m thrilled to announce that FABLES is set to be released July 12th.


To mark this monumental milestone, join me at The Dakota in Minneapolis for the official album release party.


Thank you for being a part of this journey.

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