Salim Nair

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.

Albums by Salim Nair

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