A native of the DMV (Washington DC, Maryland, & Virginia), Prakash holds a B.A. in Music Theory & Composition from McDaniel College and a M.A. in Jazz Studies from the University of North Texas. Prakash has shared the stage with drummer Benny Madina Sr., the late tenor saxophonist Marchel Ivery, vocalists Carla Norris-Hopkins, Nia Olabesi, Diane Daly, Sharon Raquel and Aisha Kahlil, (of the group Sweet Honey in the Rock). His arrangement of the jazz standard "I Thought About You" appears on the album Triunity by the Eric Byrd Trio (www.ericbyrd.com).
Prakash is an active and in demand musician and 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. Known for an impeccable sense of swing, tasteful arrangements, and bold original compositions, Prakash is an absolute pleasure to listen to.
For the 2018-2018 school year, Prakash remains on the music faculty of Sewanee: The University of the South as a Teaching Associate Professor. Prakash has enjoyed seven awesome years at Sewanee as a professor in the music department. Prakash's responsibilities include: conducting the college jazz ensemble, teaching courses in music theory, jazz improvisation, applied lessons in jazz piano, the history of gospel music, the history of jazz, and directing the college gospel choir: Sewanee Praise. Prakash also has oversight for the University Pep Band, and has 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.