Sheela Bringi is a rare songbird whose music is both earthen and ethereal. A versatile performer with roots in Indian classical and jazz music, Sheela sings and plays the harp and the classical Indian bansuri flute. As a performer and improviser, Sheela has been shaped by her study of the bansuri under Maestro G.S. Sachdev, and her work with diverse artists including Meredith Monk, Cecil Taylor, Aashish Khan and Swapan Chaudhuri. Sheela earned her MFA from the Herb Alpert School of Music at the California Institute of the Arts, and her original arrangements of Indian songs were chosen for recording at Capitol Records two years in a row on the annual CalArts Jazz CD (08/09). Sheela is currently working on her third album with PremaSoul, her band with Southern jazz trumpeter Clinton Patterson, described by the press as a “colorful mosaic of intriguing, rhythmic meditations”, “music for the future”, with “universal appeal”.