is a musician
who is a classically trained bassist
, a sitarist
, and the inventor
and primary player of the Bazantar
. A performing musician since age twelve, he has experience in orchestral
performance, and jazz improvisation
, and global folk tradition
s. He is a composer and also plays electric bass
as well as teaching composition
and music theory
He has performed with the Illinois Symphony Orchestra and led his own jazz quintet, blues band, and acoustic folk-rock group. Recently he has been concentrating on the Bazantar, performing solo and with various groups of musicians as well as lecturing about the Bazantar and the nature of improvised music. He has also released a solo album entitled Fool..., featuring compositions for sitar and the Bazantar.
His website's address is www.bazantar.com.