Bishu Chattopadhyay is a New York City musician and a band leader, has collaborated as a jazz bassist with Rita Sahai and many known jazz performers in the San Francisco Bay area and in New York City. Bishu established two bands: ‘Bengal and Beyond’ and ‘Time is Now not Money’ in San Francisco, where he performed. Mr. Chattopadhyay currently leads two bands in New York City: ‘Bishu Chattopadhyay All Stars’ and ‘BC Jazz Now.’
Bishu Chattopadhyay was born in Kolkata, India and is a founding member of the legendary band Moheener Ghoraguli. Bishu just released a new album called Kolkata Stories. Kolkata Stories has ten of Mr. Chattopadhyay’s compositions that were inspired by his three-month unexpected lockdown in Kolkata in spring 2020. The compositions continue to uniquely express the intersection of jazz and Indian influences in Chattopdhyay’s body of work. It has elements/inspiration of Kolkata and Indian music.