TOUR  DATES

UPCOMING SHOWS

November 14, 2020

New York, NY

KS & Young People's Chorus of NYC @ Metropolitan Museum of Art

World Premiere of "Tree & Serpent" Commission

**Postponed due to COVID-19**

November 13, 2020

New York, NY

KS & Young People's Chorus of NYC @ Metropolitan Museum of Art

World Premiere of "Tree & Serpent" Commission

**Postponed due to COVID-19**

November 15, 2020

New York, NY

KS & Young People's Chorus of NYC @ Metropolitan Museum of Art

World Premiere of "Tree & Serpent" Commission

**Postponed due to COVID-19**

PAST SHOWS

July 10, 2020

Online

Kavita Shah @ Art is Live - Online Concert

Kavita Shah (voice/piano/loops), Rajna Swaminathan (kanjira), Steve Wilson (sax), Benjamin Servenay (bass)

June 18, 2020

Online

Kavita Shah & Friends @ Ori-Gen Collective - Livestream Concert

May 31, 2020

Vancouver, BC

François Moutin & Kavita Shah Duo @ Frankie's

François Moutin (bass)

**Cancelled due to COVID-19**

May 30, 2020

Saskatoon, SK

François Moutin & Kavita Shah Duo @ Bassment

François Moutin (bass)

**Cancelled due to COVID-19**

May 29, 2020

Edmonton, AB

François Moutin & Kavita Shah Duo @ Yardbird Suite

François Moutin (bass)

**Cancelled due to COVID-19**

May 28, 2020

Calgary, AB

François Moutin & Kavita Shah Duo @ BuckingJam Palace

François Moutin (bass)

**Cancelled due to COVID-19**

March 12, 2020

Brooklyn, NY

Kavita Shah Solo @ Broad Statements Festival

February 26, 2020

New York, NY

KS w/Miho Hazama "m-unit" @ Jazz Standard

February 25, 2020

New York, NY

KS w/Miho Hazama "m-unit" @ Jazz Standard

February 13, 2020

Singapore, SG

Kavita Shah & Aya Sekine Duo @ Maduro

Aya Sekine (piano)

February 12, 2020

Singapore, SG

Kavita Shah Vocal Masterclass @ LaSalle College for the Arts

Kerong Chok (piano)

January 17, 2020

Pittsburgh, PA

KS w/We Have Voice Panel Discussion & Concert @ University of Pittsburgh

Maria Grand (sax), Nicole Mitchell (flute), Fay Victor (voice)

January 9, 2020

New York, NY

KS @ APAP Wavelengths Conference Panel: "Merging Political Activism with Artistic Innovation”

with Larry Blumenfeld, Arturo O'Farrill, Caridad de la Luz & RodStarz

December 6, 2019

Bowdoin, ME

KS w/We Have Voice Concert @ Bowdoin College

with Ganavya Doraiswamy, Sara Serpa, Rajna Swaminathan, Imani Uzuri

December 5, 2019

Bowdoin, ME

KS w/We Have Voice Panel Discussion @ Bowdoin College

with Ganavya Doraiswamy, Tamar Sella, Sara Serpa, Rajna Swaminathan, Imani Uzuri

November 12, 2019

Brooklyn, NY

Kavita Shah Quintet @ Threes Brewing

Leo Genovese (piano), Juancho Herrera (guitar), Noah Garabedian (bass), Clarence Penn (drums)

October 26, 2019

Providence, RI

KS w/Fantcha @ Ten Rocks

Album Release of "Nós Caminhada"

October 22, 2019

New York, NY

KS w/Fantcha @ Joe's Pub

Album Release of "Nós Caminhada"

Fall 2019

Cassis, FRANCE

Jerome@Camargo Artist Residency @ Camargo Foundation

Kavita will spend her composer residency at the Camargo Foundation in Cassis, France to continue her research on the migration of people and sounds across the Lusophone diaspora.

October 17, 2019

Luynes, FRANCE

François Moutin & Kavita Shah Duo @ Jazz Fola
François Moutin (bass)

October 15, 2019

Cassis, France

KS Artist Talk @ Camargo Foundation
Free and open to the public.

October 5, 2019

Marseille, FRANCE

François Moutin & Kavita Shah Duo @ Le Jam
François Moutin (bass)

August 26, 2019

Brooklyn, NY

August 24, 2019

Brooklyn, NY

KS w/SaaWee Recording @ Bunker Studio

Kavita joins violinist Sita Chay's Korean shamanic ritual project.
Sita Chay (violin), Jihye Kim (traditional Korean percussion)

August 23, 2019

New York, NY

KS w/SaaWee Album Release @ Nublu

Kavita joins violinist Sita Chay's Korean shamanic ritual project.
Sita Chay (violin), Jihye Kim (traditional Korean percussion)

June 26, 2019

New York, NY

KS w/Miho Hazama @ Saint Peter's Church

June 6, 2019

Washington, DC

Kavita Shah @ Jazz on Jackson Place - Decatur House Museum

Mark Meadows (piano), Eliot Seppa (bass), Dante Pope (drums)

June 2, 2019

New York, NY

Kavita Shah Trio @ Spoonfed

Leo Genovese (piano), Noah Garabedian (bass)

To be followed by jam session. 

April 24, 2019

New York, NY

François Moutin & Kavita Shah Duo @ 55 Bar

François Moutin (bass)

April 23, 2019

New York, NY

KS @ Music and Collective Action Class at New School

Guest lecturer of professor Daniel Blake to discuss my music, ethnomusicology research, and activism.

April 20, 2019

Easton, PA

François Moutin & Kavita Shah Duo @ Lafayette College

KS w/Moutin Factory Quintet

François Moutin (bass), Jean-Michel Pilc (piano), Christophe Monniot (sax), Manu Codjia (guitar), Louis Moutin (drums)

April 17, 2019

New York, NY

KS w/Miho Hazama m-unit @ Jazz Standard

Album release party for "Dancer in Nowhere" (Universal Japan/Sunnyside Records)

April 11, 2019

New York, NY

Jazz and Gender Series Panel @ The New School for Jazz (5-9pm, Room 531)

Interactive discussion abut the future of Jazz and Gender with members of the "We Have Voice" Collective including Sara Serpa, Maria Grand, and Kavita Shah and members of the School of Jazz and Contemporary Music community. Jam session to follow in partnership with the Women in Music Collective.

March 16, 2019

New York, NY

KS w/Alexis Cuadrado's "SHOES" @ Jazz Gallery

March 15, 2019

New York, NY

KS w/Alexis Cuadrado's "SHOES" @ Jazz Gallery

March 2, 2019

Tsukuba, JAPAN

François Moutin & Kavita Shah Duo @ FROG

François Moutin (bass)

March 1, 2019

Tokyo, JAPAN

François Moutin & Kavita Shah Duo @ Body & Soul

François Moutin (bass)

February 28, 2019

Nagoya, JAPAN

François Moutin & Kavita Shah Duo @ Star Eyes

François Moutin (bass)

February 27, 2019

Shizuoka, JAPAN

François Moutin & Kavita Shah Duo @ Lifetime

François Moutin (bass)

February 26, 2019

Kobe, JAPAN

François Moutin & Kavita Shah Duo @ 100 Ban Hall

François Moutin (bass)

February 25, 2019

Kyoto, JAPAN

François Moutin & Kavita Shah Duo @ Le Club Jazz

François Moutin (bass)

February 24, 2019

Musashino, JAPAN

François Moutin & Kavita Shah Duo @ Swing Hall

François Moutin (bass)

February 23, 2019

Matsudo, JAPAN

François Moutin & Kavita Shah Duo @ Throbber

François Moutin (bass)

February 22, 2019

Tokyo, JAPAN

François Moutin & Kavita Shah Duo @ Pit Inn
François Moutin (bass)

February 9, 2019

North Adams, MA

Kavita Shah Quintet @ MASS MoCA

Julian Shore (piano), Chico Pinheiro (guitar), Sam Minaie (bass), Clarence Penn (drums)

January 25, 2019

Delaware Water Gap, PA

Kavita Shah Quintet @ Deerhead Inn

Leo Genovese (piano), Chico Pinheiro (guitar), Ferenc Nemeth (drums), Alexis Cuadrado (bass)

January 24, 2019

Lewisburg, PA

Kavita Shah Quintet @ Bucknell University

Leo Genovese (piano), Chico Pinheiro (guitar), Ferenc Nemeth (drums), Alexis Cuadrado (bass)

January 19, 2019

New York, NY

We Have Voice Collective Panel Discussion @ Chamber Music of America Conference

January 8, 2019

New York, NY

Creating Safe(r) Spaces in the Performing Arts Panel @ Jazz Congress 

We Have Voice panel discussion featuring moderator Aja Burrell Wood, Tamar Sella, Sara Serpa, and Imani Uzuri

December 5, 2018

New York, NY

KS w/Alexis Cuadrado's "SHOES" @ Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola

Nadje Noorhuis (Trumpet), Amy Kang (Cello), Luis Perdomo (Piano), Christos Rafalides (Vibraphone), Shirazette Tinnin (Drums), Alexis Cuadrado (bass)

November 17, 2018

Astoria, NY

Recording: KS w/Rubens Salles Quintet @ Samurai Recording Studio

November 10, 2018

Cape May, NJ

François Moutin & Kavita Shah Duo @ Exit Zero Jazz Festival

François Moutin (bass)

November 9, 2018

Cape May, NJ

François Moutin & Kavita Shah Duo @ Exit Zero Jazz Festival

François Moutin (bass)

October 26, 2018

New York, NY

Kavita Shah's "Folk Songs of Naborea" @ Rubin Museum of Art

Eleni Arapoglou (voice), Tomas Cruz (voice), Sara Serpa (voice), Michael Mayo (voice), Sofia Ribeiro (voice), Kavita Shah (voice), Yacouba Sissoko (kora), Nguyen Smith (visual art)

October 24, 2018

Clermond Ferrand, FRANCE

François Moutin & Kavita Shah Duo @ Festival Jazz En Tête

François Moutin (bass)

October 23, 2018

Paris, FRANCE

François Moutin & Kavita Shah Duo @ Sunside Jazz Club

François Moutin (bass)

October 19, 2018

Porto, PORTUGAL

Vocal Masterclass @ Portajazz

For more information, contact João Guimarães: joaoguimaraesf@gmail.com.

October 19, 2018

Porto, PORTUGAL

François Moutin & Kavita Shah Duo @ Portajazz

François Moutin (bass)

October 18, 2018

Valencia, SPAIN

François Moutin & Kavita Shah Duo @ Jimmy Glass Jazz Festival

François Moutin (bass)

October 13, 2018

Madrid, SPAIN

François Moutin & Kavita Shah Duo @ El Bogui

François Moutin (bass)

October 12, 2018

Dunkerque, FRANCE

François Moutin & Kavita Shah Duo @ Dunkerque Jazz Club

François Moutin (bass)

September 23, 2018

New York, NY

Kavita Shah "Lusophone Music Project" @ Cornelia Street Cafe

Felipe Viegas (piano), Juancho Herrera (guitar), Eduardo Belo (bass), Yayo Serka (drums)

September 23, 2018

New York, NY

KS w/Rubens Salles Quintet @ Cornelia Street Cafe

September 18, 2018

Washington, DC

KS w/Alexis Cuadrado "Shoes" @ Georgetown University

Naadje Noordhuis (Trumpet), Amy Kang (Cello), Luis Perdomo (Piano), Christos Rafalides (Vibraphone), Shirazette Tinnin (Drums), Alexis Cuadrado (bass).

August 23, 2018

New York, NY

Kavita Shah @ 55 Bar, 7-9pm

Juancho Herrera (guitar), Vitor Gonçalves (piano), Eduardo Belo (bass), Yayo Serka (drums)

Music from Brasil & Cabo Verde. 

August 21-22, 2018

New York, NY

Recording: Miho Hazama's "m-unit"

August 4, 2018

Lisbon, PORTUGAL

KS w/Pierre Aderne's "Rua das Pretas"

July 27, 2018

Mindelo, CAPE VERDE

Kavita e Bau @ Centro Nacional de Artesanato e Design

Bau (acoustic guitar)

July 14, 2018

Mindelo, CAPE VERDE

Kavita Shah & Bau Duo @ Kavala Fresk Festival

Bau (acoustic guitar)

July 8, 2018

Copenhagen, DENMARK

François Moutin & Kavita Shah Duo @ Copenhagen Jazz Festival

François Moutin (bass)

July 7, 2018

Copenhagen, DENMARK

François Moutin & Kavita Shah Duo @ Copenhagen Jazz Festival

François Moutin (bass)

July 2018

CAPE VERDE

Field Research: Cape Verde, West Africa

With support from the Jerome Foundation, Kavita will continue her research on Cape Verdean traditional music.

June 4, 2018

New York, NY

KS w/Melissa Stylianou Group @ The Bar Next Door

Melissa Stylianou (voice), Gene Bertoncini (guitar), Ike Sturm (bass)

May 30, 2018

New York, NY

François Moutin & Kavita Shah Duo featuring Sheila Jordan @ Joe's Pub

Celebrating the release of our new album "Interplay" on Dot Time Records.

Sheila Jordan (voice), François Moutin (bass)

April 29, 2018

New York, NY

Kavita Shah @ St. Mark's Church / Buddhist Global Relief Concert to Feed The Hungry 

with Camila Meza, Masked Dances of Bhutan, St. Mark's Choir

Dan Blake (sax), Julian Shore (piano), Bam Bam Rodriguez (bass), Rogerio Boccato (percussion)

April 27, 2018

New York, NY

KS w/John Zorn's Mycale Vocal Project @ The Stone

Sofia Rei (voice), Sara Serpa (voice), Mallika Zarra (voice)

April 22, 2018

Cologne, GERMANY

François Moutin & Kavita Shah Duo @ Salon de Jazz

François Moutin (bass)

April 21, 2018

Bremen, GERMANY

François Moutin & Kavita Shah Duo @ Jazz Ahead Clubnight - Schaulust

François Moutin (bass)

April 20, 2018

Borken, GERMANY

François Moutin & Kavita Shah Duo @ Kulturraum

François Moutin (bass)

April 15, 2018

New York, NY

KS w/Miho Hazama @ Saint Peter's Church

Premiere of Miho Hazama's Jazz Mass

Miho Hazama (composer/piano), Melissa Stylianou (alto), Robin Grasso (tenor), Dylan Pramuk (bass)

April 14, 2018

Chicago, IL

François Moutin & Kavita Shah Duo @ Hungry Brain

François Moutin (bass)

April 13, 2018

South Bend, IN

François Moutin & Kavita Shah Duo @ Merriman's Playhouse

François Moutin (bass)

April 12, 2018

Cleveland, OH

François Moutin & Kavita Shah Duo @ Bop Stop

François Moutin (bass)

April 10, 2018

St. Paul, MN

François Moutin & Kavita Shah Duo @ Vieux Carré

François Moutin (bass)

April 8, 2018

San Francisco, CA

François Moutin & Kavita Shah Duo @ Red Poppy Art House

François Moutin (bass)

April 8, 2018

Berkeley, CA

François Moutin & Kavita Shah Duo WORKSHOP @ California Jazz Conservatory

François Moutin (bass)

April 7, 2018

Berkeley, CA

François Moutin & Kavita Shah Duo CONCERT @ California Jazz Conservatory

François Moutin (bass)

April 6, 2018

Seattle, WA

François Moutin & Kavita Shah Duo @ Royal Room [produced by Earshot Jazz]

François Moutin (bass)

April 5, 2018

Mission Viejo, CA

François Moutin & Kavita Shah Duo @ Saddleback College

François Moutin (bass)

April 4, 2018

Denver, CO

François Moutin & Kavita Shah Duo @ Dazzle

François Moutin (bass)

March 30, 2018

Paris, FRANCE

François Moutin & Kavita Shah Duo @ Sunside

Celebrating the release of "Interplay" on Dot Time Records. 

François Moutin (bass)

March 29, 2018

Paris, FRANCE

François Moutin & Kavita Shah Duo @ Sunside

Celebrating the release of "Interplay" on Dot Time Records. 

François Moutin (bass)

February 10, 2018

New York, NY

Jazz as Diplomacy Panel @ New School

with Rez Abbasi, Ben Allison, Alexis Cuadrado, and Arturo O'Farrill

January 21, 2018

Marlboro, NY

François Moutin & Kavita Shah Duo @ The Falcon

François Moutin (bass)

January 18, 2018

Cambridge, MA

François Moutin & Kavita Shah Duo @ Regatta Bar

François Moutin (bass)

January 16, 2018

Harrisburg, PA

François Moutin & Kavita Shah Duo @ River City Blues

François Moutin (bass)

January 12, 2018

New York, NY

François Moutin & Kavita Shah Duo f. Special Guest Sheila Jordan

@ Winter Jazz Fest (Subculture)

Previewing the upcoming release of "Interplay," our bass and voice duo album with special guests Sheila Jordan & Martial Solal, on Dot Time Records.

François Moutin (bass), Sheila Jordan (voice)

December 15, 2017

Mumbai, INDIA

KS w/Rajeev Raja Combine @ NCPA (National Centre for the Performing Arts)

November 21, 2017

New York, NY

Kavita Shah @ Park Avenue Armory

World Premiere of "Folk Songs of Naboréa: a songcycle for 7 voices" by Kavita Shah

Eleni Arapoglou (voice), Tomas Cruz (voice), Christie Dashiell (voice), Michael Mayo (voice), Sofia Ribeiro (voice), Kavita Shah (voice), Vuyo Sotashe (voice), Yacouba Sissoko (kora), Nyugen Smith (interdisciplinary artist)

November 10, 2017

Philadelphia, PA

Kavita Shah @ Philadelphia Museum of Art

Leo Genovese (piano), Juancho Herrera (guitar), Bam Bam Rodríguez (bass), Yayo Serka (drums)

November 4, 2017

Nairobi, KENYA

KS w/Alune Wade @ Safaricom Jazz Festival

Alune Wade (e.bass/voice), Dan Blake (sax), Renaud Gensane (trumpet), Leo Genovese (piano), Reda Samba (drums), Adriano Tenório DD (percussion)

October 19, 2017

Brooklyn, NY

Kavita Shah Quintet @ BRIC Jazz Fest

Julian Shore (piano), Juancho Herrera (guitar), Bam Bam Rodríguez (bass), Ferenc Nemeth (drums)

September 17, 2017

Pocantico Hills, NY

Kavita Shah @ Blue Hill at Stone Barns (Private Event)

Juancho Herrera (guitar), François Moutin (bass), Richie Barshay (drums)

Setpember 15, 2017

Brooklyn, NY

Recording: KS w/Jayme Stone @ Brooklyn Recording

August 16, 2017

New York, NY

Kavita Shah @ Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3

Julian Shore (piano), François Moutin (bass), Ferenc Nemeth (drums)

August 14, 2017

Los Angeles, CA

Kavita Shah @ Blue Whale

Julian Shore (piano), François Moutin (bass), Ferenc Nemeth (drums)

August 13, 2017

San Francisco, CA

Kavita Shah @ Red Poppy Art House

Julian Shore (piano), François Moutin (bass), Ferenc Nemeth (drums)

August 13, 2017

Berkeley, CA

Bass & Voice Workshop @ California Jazz Conservatory

François Moutin (bass)

August 12, 2017

San José, CA

Kavita Shah @ San José Jazz Festival

Julian Shore (piano), François Moutin (bass), Ferenc Nemeth (drums)

June 28, 2017

New York, NY

KS w/François Moutin Quartet @ 55 Bar

François Moutin (bass), Joel Frahm (tenor sax), Yotam Silberstein (guitar), Ari Hoenig (drums)

June 22, 2017

New York, NY

François Moutin & Kavita Shah Duo @ 55 Bar

François Moutin (bass)

June 5, 2017

Melbourne, AUSTRALIA

Kavita Shah / Steve Newcomb Quartet @ Melbourne International Jazz Festival (Uptown Jazz Café)

Steve Newcomb (piano), Sam Anning (bass), Sam Bates (drums)

June 3, 2017

Brisbane, AUSTRALIA

Kavita Shah Quartet @ Brisbane International Jazz Festival (Queensland Multicultural Centre)

Steve Newcomb (piano), Helen Svoboda (bass), Aaron Jansz (drums)

June 2, 2017

Sydney, AUSTRALIA

Kavita Shah / Steve Newcomb Quartet @ Foundry 616

Steve Newcomb (piano), Maximilian Alduca (bass), Oli Nelson (drums)

May 29, 2017

Adelaide, AUSTRALIA

Kavita Shah / Steve Newcomb Quartet @ COMA (Wheatsheaf Hotel)

Steve Newcomb (piano), Ross McHenry (e. bass), Angus Mason (drums)

May 28, 2017

Perth, AUSTRALIA

Kavita Shah / Steve Newcomb Quartet @ Perth International Jazz Festival (Brookfield Place)

Steve Newcomb (piano), Sam Anning (bass), Ben Vanderwal (drums)

May 27, 2017

Brisbane, AUSTRALIA

KS w/Jazz Department Showcase @ Queensland Conservatorium

Guest artist with QC Big Band & Vocal Ensemble.

May 26, 2017

Brisbane, AUSTRALIA

KS w/Steve Newcomb Orchestra @ Brisbane International Jazz Festival (Queensland Multicultural Centre)

May 21-27, 2017

Brisbane, AUSTRALIA

Visiting Scholar @ Queensland Conservatory / Griffith University

May 5, 2017

New York, NY

François Moutin & Kavita Shah Duo @ Rockwood Music Hall 3

François Moutin, bass

April 4, 2017

Brooklyn, NY

Asian American Creatives Panel @ BRIC

Panel discussion hosted by Jaeki Cho.

February 11, 2017

Paris, FRANCE

François Moutin + Kavita Shah Duo @ Sunset Jazz Club

François Moutin (bass)

January 30, 2017

New York, NY

Kavita Shah Birthday Bash @ 55 Bar, 7-9pm

Juancho Herrera (guitar), Bam Bam Rodríguez (bass), Clarence Penn (drums)

January 12, 2017

Brooklyn, NY

KS PORTALS Collaboration w/Rajeev Raja

Live, real-time performance between Brooklyn and Bombay with Rajeev Raja, flute. 

January 8, 2017

New York, NY

François Moutin + Kavita Shah Duo @ Rockwood Music Hall 3 (APAP Showcase)

François Moutin (bass)

January 6, 2017

New York, NY

Kavita Shah: ELEMENTS @ Rubin Museum of Art

Glenn Zaleski (piano), François Moutin (bass), Clarence Penn (drums)

December 15, 2016

Brooklyn, NY

Kavita Shah Solo Voice @ New Lab PORTAL
Kavita Shah (voice, electronics)
Live solo voice performance between Brooklyn and Milwaukee.

November 16, 2016

Chicago, IL

Kavita Shah @ Old Town School of Music

Juancho Herrera (guitar), Bam Bam Rodríguez (bass), Ferenc Nemeth (drums)

November 16, 2016

Chicago, IL

WORKSHOP: Brazilian Vocal Technique @ Old Town School of Music

Join vocalist and educator Kavita Shah for this special workshop before her World Music Wednesday performance! Click here for info & sign-up.

November 12, 2016

Davenport, IA

Kavita Sh