Born: October 9, 1964 Primary Instrument: Flute
Born in southern India, and started playing flute a bit late...Never put it down for more than 20 years...
I play an Indian bamboo flute (Bansuri), and preserves a very distinctive Indian Style.
For years, I have been searching for finding a unique merging point of the highly modal Indian music to the harmonic exuberence of western. However, I did not want to lose the free, improvisational nature of Indian classical music either. So, jazz become a natural fit.
In July 2005, I joined with Joe Gribbin (piano), Bill Marconi (perscussion) and Jeff Davis (Bass) to form Bamboo Jazz Quartet. The main aim of this project is to find a unique sounding musical experience by contrasting two musical forms, of Hindustani Classical and Jazz.