Sahil Warsi

Acoustic Bassist & Jazz Composer

 Photo: Hannah Cohen photography

Photo: Hannah Cohen photography

From New Delhi, India and based out of Boston, MA - Sahil Warsi is an Acoustic Bassist and Jazz Composer and arranger. He graduated from the Berklee College of Music in 2016 - with a degree in Jazz Composition and, he performs regularly in Boston - with various ensembles and orchestras - both jazz and classical. 

in Boston, Sahil hosts the Friday night jam sessions at Wally's Jazz Cafe' - a historical jazz venue - est. 1947. 

He is currently the Principal Bassist of the Boston Conservatory - Berklee Orchestra - and is also on the Bass Section of the Boston Civic Symphony. Prior to this, Sahil was the Principal Bassist of the Berklee Contemporary Symphony Orchestra; and the Terence Blanchard Jazz Composition Orchestra;

 

 

Prior to coming to Boston, Sahil was an active musician on the Indian jazz circuit – and was seen as the young face of the Acoustic Bass in Delhi; With over 350 performances at different venues, in different cities, under his belt - Sahil had given the Acoustic Bass a firm founding in a city that had not seen the instrument in well over 50 years. 

He has also been on the bass section for the Longwood Symphony; The Harvard Summer School Orchestra; The Cambridge Symphony Orchestra; The Metrowest Symphony Orchestra, and the Neopolitan Orchestra. 

At Berklee, Sahil continues to be a regular bass player for various recitals, film scoring sessions and project bands. He has played recording sessions for various student composers - as well as prominent industry figures such as Patrick Doyle (music director/composer for the Harry Potter films).

He has studied under various teachers including Susan Hagen (BSO/BSO pops), Ron Mahdi & Bruce Gertz - and has been a part of ensembles under the directorship of Neal Smith (Cyrus Chestnut), Lin Biviano (Buddy Rich), Jackson Schultz, John Pierce & Jon Hazilla.

TESTIMONials

"I had a cocktail birthday party recently where I chose Sahil and his group to play. They were absolutely terrific !  From my initial conversation with Sahil, to the end of the paty..( I wanted them to play longer but they had another engagement ) it was a wonderful experience.  They arrived right on time, even played on the piano that was at the venue , and the sound and selection of songs was fabulous . Their music added so much to the party. Could not be happier with them, and would highly recommend them!" - Adelaide. L  - 60th Cocktail Party - Longwood Cricket Club, MA.