Born: May 31
Shambhu (pronounced 'SHOHM-boo') transforms stillness and silence into calming sounds. He's an acclaimed jazz guitarist and composer who the Marin Independent Journal called "a consummate guitarist". Common Ground says, “Shambhu is at once precise, skilled, sensitive and inventive way beyond the norm.”
Shambhu worked with Grammy-winning record producer Will Ackerman on his 2010 debut release, "Sacred Love," which reached #1 on the ZMR (Zone Music Reporter) New Age music chart. Shambhu's second album, "Dreaming of Now," also produced with Ackerman, reached #2 on ZMR, and won Best Contemporary Instrumental Album at the ZMR Music Awards (2014). His third release, "Soothe," reached #11 on ZMR and saw two songs move into rotation on Sirius XM.
His latest release, "Lilac Skies," has been called "acoustic six-string bliss....everything I enjoy in one nice package, seriously good musicianship, some cool jazz, blues, and just enough new age for a kick back and relaxing time, with a definitive groove." (New Age Music Reviews)
Shambhu is featured on Whitney Houston’s 'Whitney', Jeff Oster's 'Next, Ricochet – The Echoes Living Room Concerts (Vol 20)', two Will Ackerman compilations, 'The Gathering II', and 'The Gathering I' (ZMR Award for "Best Album of the Year"), 'The Guitar - The Best of New Age Reviews', and on Ann Licater's 'Doorway to a Dream'.
Shambhu also played or recorded with Carlos Santana, Paul McCandless, Tony Levin, George Brooks, Premik Russell Tubbs, Grammy winning producer/drummer Narada Michael Walden, and E-street saxist Clarence Clemons, among others.
(2014) Winner, Best Contemporary Album for "Dreaming of Now" - ZMR Music Awards
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"A CONSUMMATE GUITARIST." ~ Paul Liberatore, Music Reviewer, MARIN INDEPENDENT-JOURNAL
“...A PATHWAY OF SOUND INTO THE OCEAN OF LOVE THAT EACH OF HAS WITHIN."
~Sujantra McKeever, Huffington Post
“...A TRANSCENDENT RESPITE IN THE WORLD OF ABSURDITY."
~R J Lannan, The Sounding Board
"Shambhu is A BREATH OF FRESH AIR who brings with him music to soothe the soul and the mind.”
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Beginner to advanced
Guitar Teacher, Ensembles Teacher - Five Towns College, Long Island NY
Author, "Jazz Improvisation for Guitar"