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jim feist

Tabla, Photography
Mason, OH

t s i t r a
Mid-West based Tabla educator. Lived and and studied in India for the past 28 years. Teaches privately and at the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music . Composes for TV and film and has been recorded on over 40 albums.
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Tabla educator and performer
Freelance photographer who enjoys artistically exploring objects and landscapes around him.
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Pandit Suresh Talwakar
Tabla and Rhythm
Jan-2016 To Dec-2016

Pandit Sudhir Mainkar
Tabla and Rhythm
Jan-2006 To Dec-2006

Pandit Yogesh Samsi
Tabla and Rhythm
Jan-1999 To Apr-2018

Pandit Ramdas Palsule
Tabla and Rhythm
Apr-1998 To Apr-1999

Utam Chakrabharti
Tabla and Rhythm
Apr-1997 To Apr-1998

Pandit Shubhajyoti Guha
Tabla and Rhythm
Apr-1996 To Apr-1997

Pandit Samir Chatterjee
Tabla and Rhythm
Apr-1995 To Apr-1996

Pandit Sukvinder Singh Namdhari
Tabla and Rhythm
Apr-1994 To Apr-1995

Ustad Allah Rakha
Tabla and Rhythm
Apr-1993 To Apr-1994

Smt. Sunayna Hazarilal
Tabla and Rhythm
Jan-1993 To Dec-1993

Pandit Vaibhav Nageshkar
Tabla and Rhythm
Jan-1993 To Dec-1993

Pandit Anand Badamiker
Tabla and Rhythm
Jan-1993 To Dec-1993

Naren Desai
Tabla and Rhythm
Jan-1990 To Dec-1993


Hulu-Spider-Woman and Tosh.0 on Comedy Central
Film ,Television And Radio Performances
Apr 2018 - Apr 2018
Tosh.0 is a weekly topical American series hosted by comedian Daniel Tosh on Comedy Central.

Das Films; Heartbeats
Film ,Television and Radio Performances
Feb 2018 - Feb 2018
The Film "Heartbeats," follows Los Angeles hip-hop dancer Kelli , whose parents think she's in law school but find out she's pursuing an alternate career in dance.

Mt. Saint Joseph College, Cincinnati Ohio
Guest Lecturer and Performer
Feb 2018 - Feb 2018

The Real O’Neals on ABC
Film ,Television And Radio Performances
Apr 2016 - Apr 2016
The Real O'Neals is an American single-camera sitcom that aired on ABC from March 2, 2016 to March 14, 2017

SUNY, Fremont
Guest Lecturer And Performer
Apr 2016 - Apr 2016

Stitchers on ABC
Film ,Television And Radio Performances
Jun 2015 - Jun 2015
Stitchers is an American science fiction crime drama series.

Elder High School, Cincinnati, Ohio
Guest Lecturer And Performer
Jan 2015 - Jan 2015

Northern Kentucky University and Ohio University
Guest Lecturer And Performer
Oct 2014 - Nov 2014

Oddities on Discovery and Science Channels, MTV's MADE
Film ,Television And Radio Performances
May 2014 - May 2014
Oddities is a half-hour documentary/reality television program which follows the operation of an East Village, Manhattan shop which trades in antiques and other rarities. MTV's MADE is a self-improvement reality television series broadcast on MTV

College of Wooster and Sands Montessori High School
Guest Lecturer and Performer
Jun 2013 - Oct 2013

Hawaii Five-O on CBS, Nashville and Common law on USA Network
Film ,Television And Radio Performances
Apr 2013 - Apr 2013
Hawaii Five-0 is a contemporary take on the classic series about an elite federalized task force . Nashville is an American musical drama television series. Common Law is an American comedy-drama television series.

Church Mission Society; Oxford, England
Guest Lecturer and Performer
May 2012 - May 2012

Shame Untamed and KNZ Venom Quest on National Geographic Channel
Film ,Television And Radio Performances
Apr 2012 - Apr 2012

Ohio State University
Guest Lecturer And Performer
Sep 2011 - Sep 2011

Rendez-Vous Chez Moi Inde and Off the Radar
Film ,Television And Radio Performances
May 2011 - May 2011
Rendez-Vous Chez Moi Inde was produced by Gedeon Productions, a Paris based company Off the Radar was a show on TV1, Australian cable and satellite channel.

“No Compromise: A Peak into the Making of a Maestro”; Percussive Notes;
Jan 2011 - Jan 2011
The Journal of the Percussive Arts Society Vol. 49, No. 1. January, 2011

East Enders on BBC1
Film ,Television And Radio Performances
Apr 2010 - Apr 2010

Aussie Goes Bolly , Outdoor Room and Smile
Film ,Television And Radio Performances
Apr 2008 - Apr 2008
An Aussie Goes Bolly was an Australian reality television series which aired on the pay TV channel FOX8 in 2008. The show was produced and narrated by Hugh Jackman. Smile was by the Bedouins Productions and Nathan Gray

University of Toledo
Guest Lecturer and Performer
Mar 2008 - Apr 2008

Not Your Average Travel Guide
Film ,Television And Radio Performances
Apr 2007 - Apr 2007
Not Your Average Travel Guide (NYATG) is a travel show on the Travel Channel.

Intrepid Journeys
Film ,Television And Radio Performances
Apr 2006 - Apr 2006
Intrepid Journeys is a New Zealand television series, which screens on TV ONE in New Zealand and on Vibrant TV Network in the United States. It made its debut in 2003.

Marshall University ,Indiana University and University of Washington
Guest Lecturer And Performer
Feb 2006 - Apr 2006

Taylor University, Indiana
Guest Lecturer And Performer
Jan 2005 - Jan 2005

Delta Airlines Commercial
Film ,Television And Radio Performances
Apr 2003 - Apr 2003

Girls Behaving Badly on Oxygen Network
Film ,Television And Radio Performances
Apr 2002 - Apr 2002

Echoes: Living Room Concert (live) on NPR
Film ,Television And Radio Performances
Apr 1999 - Apr 1999

Live with Host, Mark Tipton on WVXU and World Café on WNKY
Film ,Television And Radio Performances
Apr 1998 - Apr 1998


“No Compromise: A Peak into the Making of a Maestro”; Percussive Notes
The Journal of the Percussive Arts Society
Year : 2011


Year : 2013

Love is the Law of the Universe
Year : 2014

Mohenjo Daro

In Search of Garaj Mahal
Fareed Haque
Year : 2015

I Come Into This World
Ancient News
Year : 2015

Narda Wise
Year : 2016

Awards and Achievements

Official Oktava USA Artist
United States Artists
Apr 2018
USA awards up to fifty $50,000 unrestricted fellowships to the most compelling artists working and living in the United States, in all disciplines, at every stage of their career.

Featured Clinician with Percussive Arts Society
Percussive Arts Society
Apr 2008
The Percussive Arts Society is the world's largest percussion organization and is considered the central source for information and networking for percussionists and drummers of all ages. I was honored as the featured Clinician in 2008 and 2006.

Senior Performing Fellowship Grant
American Institute of Indian Studies, Chicago, Illinois
Apr 2006
The American Institute of Indian Studies, founded in 1961, is a consortium of 87 universities and colleges in the United States that promotes the advancement of knowledge about India in the US.

“Best World Song“ 3rd Place Award
Just Plain Folks
Apr 2006
Just Plain Folks is a community of over 51,500 Songwriters, Recording Artists and Music Industry Professionals — and host to the world's largest independent music awards.

Best World Band in 2004 and 2003
Cincinnati Entertainment Awards
Nov 2004
Cincinnati Entertainment Awards is an event that highlights and honors the Greater Cincinnati music scene Grammy style.

Events and Exhibitions

Performance with Karim Gillani and Sufi Artist
College of Wooster, Ohio
Apr 2013
The College of Wooster is a private liberal arts college in Ohio.

Performances at London School of Theology and Westminister Abbey
London, England
Apr 2012
The London School of Theology is an English interdenominational evangelical theological college based in Northwood within the London Borough of Hillingdon. While in London, I also performed at the Methodist Central Hall, Westminister Abbey.

Performance at St. Martin's in the Bullring
Birmingham, England
Apr 2012
The church of St Martin in the Bull Ring in Birmingham, England, is a parish church of the Church of England. It was a pleasure to perform at the venue.

For the President of Bangladesh
Columbus, Ohio
Apr 2011
I had the honor to perform for the President of Bangladesh while he was visiting Columbus, Ohio

Performances at Pimpri Sangeet Academy and the Blind School in Mt. Abu
Pune and Rajasthan in India
Jun 2009
The Sangeet Academy in Pune India is an inspirational facility for students and art seekers. The Blind school in Mt. Abu, Rajasthan, India is considered as one of the tops schools in India for the blind. The experience was truly inspirational.

Performance at America's Center
St. Louis, Missouri
Jun 2009
America's Center, in the heart of downtown St. Louis is a beautiful venue.

For the Governor of the State of Ohio
Governor's Mansion, Ohio
Apr 2009
One of my notable performances!

Institute of American Indian Studies
Gurgaon, Delhi, India
Aug 2007
The American Institute of Indian Studies provides fellowship support for researchers and creative and performing artists.

Society for Ethnomusicology at Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio
Apr 2007
The Ethnomusicology Program is located within the Musicology Area of the School of Music at The Ohio State University. The program offers courses in anthropology, cultural studies, folklore, religion, dance, theater, history, linguistics, psychology, music cognition, and philosophy.

With the famous Indian Vocalist Mahendra Kapoor
Chicago, Illinois
Jun 2005
Shri Mahendra Kapoor is an Indian playback singer with career spanning over five decades. His repertoire extended to 25,000 songs in various regional languages.

Montreal Jazz Festival in 2005 and 2002
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Apr 2005
The Festival International de Jazz de Montréal is an annual jazz festival held in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The Montreal Jazz Fest holds the 2004 Guinness World Record as the world's largest jazz festival.

Performace with Ustad Ashiq Ali Khan
Rajasthan Palace Hotel, Rajasthan
Aug 2003
Ashiq Ali Khan, the renowned classical vocalist of Punjab was the son of Fateh Ali Khan of Patiala Gharana. Ashiq Ali Khan, during his lifetime was well known across the Indian subcontinent and remains an influential figure in the realm of North Indian Classical Music.

Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Cincinnati, Ohio
Apr 2003
The artists of the Cincinnati Symphony & Pops Orchestra are world-class, inspirational performers who have come from around the globe to live and work as members of the Greater Cincinnati community.

With Pandit Yogesh Samsi
Cincinnati, Ohio
Aug 2001
Pandit Yogesh Samsi is a renowned Indian Tabla player. Panditji has accompanied the top grade instrumentalists and vocalists and dancers of India, including Ustad Vilayat Khan, Pt. Ajoy Chakroborty, Pt Dinkar Kaikini, Pandit Bhimsen Joshi, Pt Shivkumar Sharma, Pt Hariprasad Chaurasia, Ken Zuckerman and Pt Birju Maharaj.

Performance at La Bal Du Lezard and Theatre De Verdu
Quebec, Canada
Jul 2001
Performance at Theater De Verdu in Quebec, Canada was as part of my band Mohenjodaro.

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Cincinnati, Ohio
Jul 1999
The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra is an American orchestra based in Cincinnati, Ohio. Its primary concert venue is Music Hall. In addition to its symphony concerts, the orchestra gives 'pops' concerts as the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra.






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