In Conversation with Sameer Gupta
Inside Episode 1 with Sameer Gupta
Sameer Gupta is known as one of the few percussionists simultaneously representing American jazz traditions on drumset and Indian classical music on tabla. After getting his degree in European Classical percussion, he completed his Jazz studies learning from his peers on the bandstands in San Francisco and Oakland to Harlem and Brooklyn. He developed an interest and love of tabla, which helped guide him to become a co-founder of the non-profit collective Brooklyn Raga Massive. Today he lives in Brooklyn, NYC, and is actively involved in performing, curating, producing, and teaching privately and through various institutions.
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Ben Tyree is a musician, composer, and producer who lives in Brooklyn, NY. He has toured and recorded with numerous artists in a multitude of musical genres traveling to perform at venues and festivals all over the United States and Europe. Tyree operates his own publishing company and record label, Sonic Architectures, where he has released a solo guitar recording as well as recordings with his jazz/funk/rock trio BT3.