The Piano Man swings with Harman
Friday, 6 September 2019
piano-manThe Piano Man Jazz Club is a full-service restaurant, bar and music venue
India - AM Integrated and Crescendo AV recently outfitted The Piano Man Jazz Club in Gurugram with a complete Harman Professional Solutions sound reinforcement system.
The Piano Man Jazz Club is a full-service restaurant, bar and music venue founded in 2015 by classically-trained pianist and entrepreneur Arjun Sagar Gupta. The first location in Delhi was so successful, Gupta decided to open a second location in the bustling city of Gurugram. In addition to being one of the few venues in India that showcases live jazz music, The Piano Man Jazz Club also features diverse acts from young singer-songwriters to international brass bands.
The venue hired AM Integrated and Crescendo AV to design and integrate end-to-end Harman Professional audio and lighting systems, including solutions by JBL, AKG, Soundcraft and Martin Professional.
“We wanted premium audio solutions that would provide unique experiences for our artists and guests,” explains Gupta. “We chose Harman for its wide range of loudspeakers, superior quality of end-to-end solutions and their extensive service support network. Getting a rich and warm sound can be a challenge, but Harman delivered a comprehensive live entertainment system without compromising any of our ideals.”
The Piano Man Jazz Club Gurugram is a wide, oval-shaped venue - a design that was chosen specifically to achieve a close and intimate seating arrangement around the stage. This design posed a unique set of acoustic challenges when it came to implementing a front-of-house speaker system.
The integration team installed a main array of two JBL AM7212/00 loudspeakers and four ASB6115 subwoofers, augmented by AC16/18 loudspeakers as side-fills. JBL EON615 powered speakers and EON618/230 powered subs deliver onstage monitoring for the performing musicians.
A Soundcraft Si Impact 32 digital mixing console takes care of mixing, while AKG microphones are used. An array of Martin lighting fixtures provides dynamic effects in the club.
“Our venue is a space where the artist’s performance is always prioritized over the customer,” concludes Gupta. “Every night, there’s a silent song - the band picks one song, and we shut down the bars, stop all service and let a moment of pure music without distraction pull people back into the magic happening on stage.
“The Harman system allows to optimise the artist’s experience onstage without compromising the audience’s experience. We hope to expand small chains of jazz clubs all over the country to provide a platform for artists to showcase their talent, and for customers to listen the best jazz in an extraordinary environment.”
(Jim Evans)

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