|The FreePlay Duo|
Dylan Bell voice, piano, guitar, bass, percussion
Suba Sankaran voice, piano, percussion
Dylan and Suba first met in Toronto in 1993, singing in a jazz choir at York University called "Wibijazz'n'": soon after, they started directing the choir together. At their year-end concert, Dylan and Suba performed an a cappella "director's duet", and the Duo was born. What started as a typical voice-and-piano jazz duo began to evolve: more instruments were added, and more musical styles explored, to create a duo unique in its musical depth and variety. Imagine Simon and Garfunkel crossed with a Bach 2-part invention... or an acrobatic jazz melody combined with ancient Indian solkattu... or an 8-part vocal arrangement created by two singers, right before your eyes... and you'll get a glimpse of what the Duo has to offer.
The FreePlay Duo's uniquely diverse concert program has taken them across Canada and around the world, with stops all across Europe, Scandinavia, South Asia and the Far East. Their self-titled debut album was released in May 2009.
Partners offstage as well as onstage, Dylan and Suba delight in exploring music together, and in bringing this joy to audiences worldwide.