Prashant Samlal (1996) is a Dutch jazz guitarist, composer, and recording artist. In 2018 he graduated with honors from the HKU Conservatory in Utrecht, and won the national jazz prize ‘Conservatory Talent Award 2018’.
Since then he has performed on various renowned stages such as ; Tivoli Vredenburg, So Whats Next Festival, Malta Jazz Festival, Oranjewoud Festival, Jazz in Duketown, VPRO Vrije Geluiden. He has also shared the stage with some prominent dutch jazz artists such as Benjamin Herman and Bert van den Brink. In 2019 Prashant released his debut album as a bandleader, ‘Here and Now’ , and in 2020 A solo EP called ‘Intertwined EP’.
Prashant currently leads his own band and a Solo Guitar project. Besides that he works as a sideman in different groups in the Netherlands.
The Prashant Samlal Quartet is a contemporary jazz quartet led by guitarist and composer Prashant Samlal. Their original compositions seek to push musical boundaries, to create an own unique way of improvising together. Original compositions inspired by everyday life, different forms of art, modern jazz greats, rock and classical music.