Dr. Swaminathan is known as the first Carnatic saxophonist to perform Hindu wedding Music ceremonies in the style of traditional nadhaswaram accompaniment. His sound, improvisation, and song selection have consistently been regarded as the highlight of wedding ceremonies across the United States and abroad.
Sumanth performs in both traditional ceremonies and wedding receptions with a variety of instrumental accompaniment options. Contact via email for scheduling and quotes.
Congratulations to you for your fabulous performance in our daughter’s wedding in Chicago recently. Several of the guests were so impressed by your performance that they lined up to buy your CD as well. Many complimented us for choosing your melodious saxophone music instead of traditional Nadhaswaram. The songs were well chosen and their execution was superb. Vijay also gave you excellent percussion support. You made the wedding a memorable musical event as well. Thank you very much.
Sumanth and his accompaniment performed at our daughter’s wedding last December. It was clearly one of the highlights – all of us — the guests and we the hosts truly enjoyed the scintillating performance. He clearly played the right songs at the right time and coordinated with the Purohit are as though they had practiced this before. A truly outstanding effort.
Chami & Malini – May, 2011
I first heard Sumanth Swaminathan at a concert in Los Angeles. I was so impressed by his soulful music that I requested him to play at my daughter’s wedding in Connecticut. To my relief he readily agreed. Gifted with a fertile imagination and a great sense of timing he wove his music skillfully and seamlessly into the wedding ceremony, giving the process a continuity that I have rarely seen in Indian wedding Music conducted in the United States. His excellent repertoire permitted him to play the most appropriate song for each ritual, enhancing the beauty of the ritual beyond my wildest imagination. His raga essays, short though they were because of time constraints, were truly marvelous and tasteful, sending the appreciative audience into raptures. Many of my guests came to me after the ceremony and couldn’t stop singing Sumanth’s praises. I am sure, his debut album, Carnatic Saxophone Classics, which contains many of the songs Sumanth played at the wedding, deserves a place in every Carnatic fan’s collection. I cannot wait to receive it.