Rendezvous with Shankar Tucker :A magical evening where Jazz meets Indian Classical
Shankar Tucker is an American clarinetist and music composer. He rose to fame with the popularity of his online music series called "The ShrutiBox". The Shrutibox features his compositions and was released online on platforms like YouTube and Soundcloud.
Shankar grew up in Massachusetts. He was christened Shankar as suggested by Amritanandamayi whom his family follows. As a high school student, Shankar was drawn towards Indian classical music on listening to "Remember Shakti" by John McLaughlin and started playing on his own. Shankar graduated from New England Conservatory in Boston, where he studied orchestral clarinet performance. He started taking lessons in Indian classical music from Peter Row, a sitar player. Eventually he obtained The Frank Huntington Beebe Fund to study music under flute maestro Hariprasad Chaurasia in Mumbai in 2010. Apart from clarinet Shankar knows how to play tabla, kanjira, piano, bass guitar.
Shankar started off "The ShrutiBox" in spring 2011. The songs in The ShrutiBox are a fusion of Indian classical music and jazz. Several young Carnatic and Hindustani vocalists and instrumentalists, including Vidya and Vandana Iyer, Rohan Kymal, Nirali Kartik, Mahesh Vinayakram, Rohini Ravada, B. Sree Sundarkumar and Shriram Iyer, have performed in The ShrutiBox. Shankar himself has played most instruments in the songs.
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