Dr. Neelamjit Dhillon is an award-winning multi-instrumentalist and composer based in Los Angeles. Skilled in both North Indian classical and American jazz music, Dr Dhillon’s music is a reflection of his own multifaceted identity, spirituality, and vision for promoting a more equitable and just society through shared experience and collective action.
Dr Dhillon has completed his doctorate degree (DMA) from the prestigious California Institute of the Arts (CalArts). His work centers around bringing jazz and Indian classical music together in an informed perspective and use that unique sonic expression in order to bring focus to issues of social justice. To further the narrative impact his work, Dr. Dhillon often interfaces with media technologies such as projection mapping, using gestural controllers, and visual sonic depiction.
Neelamjit has performed around the world at prestigious events and festivals in locales such as Somalia, India, South America, Europe, the United States, and Canada. He has been nominated for a GRAMMY award, composed and performed for ‘Jungle Book: Alive with Magic’ at Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Orlando as well as for other productions at this park and for Disney parks worldwide. Neelamjit performs and consults for Disney’s animated series ‘Mira: Royal Detective’ on Disney+ as well as has arranged music for the San Francisco Symphony for their ‘Rhythm Sprits’ production featuring Ustad Zakir Hussain and Vidushi Kala Ramnath. Neelamjit has performed at the White House, at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, as well as at many prestigious venues around the world.