Sameer Gupta

All About Jazz user Sameer Gupta

United States

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Sameer is a remarkable improvising artist on drumset and tabla

Sameer Gupta is an original musical voice in jazz, world, and fusion music. His interest in music began in 1985 in Tokyo, Japan, and continued on both coasts of the United States, across India, Europe, and Africa. Sameer's composition dedicated to the late South African jazz pianist Moses Molelekwa, “Taiwa”, was performed on Good Day New York FOX Channel 5 Morning News Show, and is also a favorite composition of several renown recordings artists in New York. Sameer has performed at Jazz at Lincoln Center, Asagiri Jam in Japan, Birla Temple Hall in Kolkata, The Gateway of India Music Festival in Mumbai, and various Jazz and World music festivals worldwide, playing both tabla and drumset and sometimes both simultaneously.

Sameer began his studies of North Indian Classical Tabla in 2002, and has the honor of studying with tabla maestro Pandit Anindo Chatterjee. Sameer has creative associations with artists including Marc Cary, Pt. Ramesh Mishra, Roy Hargrove, Sekou Sundiata, Jason Samuels Smith, Richard Howell, Srinivas Reddy, Prasant Radhkrishnan, Pt. Chitresh Das, and many other noteworthy performers. He is currently residing in New York City

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