NANDIGHOSHA is a newly formed Indian spiced Jazz and world music group by Hindustani classical vocalist, song writer and composer Bijayashree Samal; Bruno Steffen, a well- known Jazz pianist, composer, arranger and music teacher of Conservatory of Zurich (MKZ) and at the ZHdK; and Ekkehard Sassenhausen, well known classical and Jazz saxophonist, composer, teacher and principal of Musikschule Uster Greifensee, Switzerland.

The name ‘NANDIGHOSHA’ means ‘Joy of Music’ rightly signifying the group’s interest and effort to produce and create music for the global audience meaning audience beyond borders by combining different world music genres. The name has also connection with Bijayashree’s native place Odisha, one of the eastern states of India, where people worship Lord Jagannath of Puri and his chariot name is Nandighosha.

Bijayashree believes the annual festival of Lord Jagannath’s Ratha Jatra / Chariot Festival in Puri in which the deities come out of their temple so that everybody across the world beyond cast, creed and religion can see them is a festival signifying universal brotherhood, unity & integrity through embracing humanity and love beyond everything else.

Currently, NANDIGHOSHA Group is working on Indian compositions (involving originals as well as traditional) in connection with western harmonic music to infuse colors of jazz music on Indian melodies and vice-versa wherein all original compositions are by Bijayashree Samal and Bruno Steffen.


‘Tarana’  by NANDIGHOSHA Group, released on 6th Dec 2019 and now available in all music platforms like iTunes, Spotify, YouTube Music, Amazon, ebay, Deezer, CeDe

‘Tarana’ is an ambitious and debut music CD/ album by ‘NANDIGHOSHA’, a group of  highly enthusiastic, extremely creative and passionate musicians hailing from different countries like India, Switzerland, Germany and UK. The group believes that MUSIC is universal and any musical traditions, genres or languages cannot be a barrier to encompass it within certain border or make people dance to its tunes. What is important, is to create a sound or a melody that resonates in the hearts of people in general and touches their soul.

TARANA: New Music CD

Released Date: 6th Dec 2019


Unit Records, Switzerland, Nandighosho Group

Bijayashree Samal  Bijayashree Samal  singer/composer
Bruno Steffen– pianist/ composer/ arrenger
Ekkehard Sassenhausen– saxes
Rätus Flisch – kontrabass/ double bass
Robert Mark– percussion/ drums
Beat Gisler– bass
Bernhard Göttert- cello
Samir Böhringer– drums
Vivek Bhurtun– tabla
Andy Kruesi/ sound mixing and mastering

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iTunes, Spotify, YouTube Music, Amazon, ebay, Deezer, CeDe

‘Tarana’ has nine enchantingly beautiful original tracks composed by Indian classical singer/ composer Bijayashree Samal and arranged by Jazz pianist Bruno Steffen. True to their belief and intention, the music album reflects a sound that is a master class blend of the serene and timeless Indian Raga influenced compositions with the flamboyant Jazz.  Bijayashree’s  flawless singing along with her magical voice surrounding Jazz and world music arrangement by Bruno Steffen, is creating an ambience of joy, contentment and positivity. This is an excellent album showcasing the true fusion of Indian classical with Jazz.  It’s been already featured by major musical magazines in Swiss. See Here 


‘NANDIGHOSHA’ group is giving concerts in and around Switzerland and is open to collaborations with enthusiastic and creative artists in any world music genres.

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