Birsa Chatterjee


Birsa Chatterjee is currently a masters student at The Juilliard School for a performance degree in Jazz saxophone. In 2019 he graduated from The Oberlin Conservatory of Music with degrees in Saxophone and Vocal performance. He was a part of the nationally recognized and award winning jazz education programs such as Jazz House Kids and Jazz at Lincoln Center and was the first recipient of the James Moody scholarship . Birsa has played in Carnegie Hall, the Blue Note Jazz Club, Dizzy's Club Coca Cola, NJPAC and in countries like Peru and India aside from the United States. Most recently Chatterjee has been forging new ground as a composer blending together authentic elements of Indian Classical music and Jazz. Birsa has scored and composed the music to many theater productions at the South Asian Theater Festival that has hosted events in New Jersey, Ohio, Nepal, and India. The Birsa Chatterjee Quartet debuted a performance at the Silvereye International Film Festival virtually in October 2020 that had viewers from all around the globe. He has been commissioned by the New Jersey association, Ananda Mandir, to write and perform a suite influenced by the folk music of Bengal, India. Chatterjee has played with Jazz greats as well and has also been a guest soloist with the Dominick Ferinacci Big Band and performed along side Terrance Blanchard at the Tri-C Jazz Festival. Birsa performs around the country and has a lot of teaching experiencing with students of all age ranges/levels. He teaches at Jazz at Lincoln Center, Juilliard youth programs, Jazz House Kids, and privately in New York City.
Oberlin Conservatory (voice and saxophone) BA, The Juilliard School MA