The Artist

A native of the DMV (Washington DC, Maryland, & Virginia) Prakash holds a B.A. in Music Theory & Composition from McDaniel College, an a M.A. in Jazz Studies from the University of North Texas, and an M.F.A  in Music Composition from the Vermont College of Fine Arts. 

An active and in demand musician, Prakash has played venues with his trio and as a sideman for various artists. Some of these venues include: Germano's Piattini in Baltimore, MD, Twins Jazz club in Washington DC, 49 West Coffee House and Wine bar in Annapolis, MD, The 4th Annual Lakeland Heritage Festival in College Park, MD and the US Department of Education Blue Ribbon School Banquet held in Washington, DC, The Sewanee Inn and Pearl's Foggy Mountain Cafe in Sewanee, TN, and the Barking Legs Theater in Chattanooga, TN. Known for an impeccable sense of swing, tasteful arrangements, and bold original compositions, Prakash is an absolute pleasure to listen to. His arrangement of the jazz standard "I Thought About You" appears on the album Triunity by the Eric Byrd Trio (www.ericbyrd.com). 

For the 2020-2021 school year, Prakash remains on the faculty of Sewanee: The University of the South as a Teaching Associate Professor in the music department.  Prakash's responsibilities include: conducting the college's jazz ensemble and gospel choir, teaching courses in music theory, jazz improvisation, the history of gospel music, the history of jazz, and applied lessons in jazz piano. Prakash has also taught independent study courses in songwriting, music production, and MIDI orchestration. Sewanee is a private liberal arts college located in Sewanee, TN. Check out www.sewanee.edu for further information.