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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.
Tabla educator and performer
Freelance photographer who enjoys artistically exploring objects and landscapes around him.
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
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;
Publication 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.
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
Acarya Year : 2013
Love is the Law of the Universe
Sevika Year : 2014
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
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
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
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
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
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
The College of Wooster is a private liberal arts college in Ohio.
Performances at London School of Theology and Westminister Abbey
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
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
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
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
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
One of my notable performances!
Institute of American Indian Studies
Gurgaon, Delhi, India
The American Institute of Indian Studies provides fellowship support for researchers and creative and performing artists.
Society for Ethnomusicology at Ohio State University
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
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
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
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
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
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
Performance at Theater De Verdu in Quebec, Canada was as part of my band Mohenjodaro.
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
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.