Kuldeep is a software consultant, guitarist and guitar teacher. He plays the guitar in several styles, though his primary oeuvre remains the classical guitar. He has been awarded Grade 8 certificate from Trinity Guildhall. Kuldeep has extended his interests in most areas of guitar playing and has been a part of the well-received folk/blues-fusion ensemble “Sankara”. He is extremely interested in improvised forms of music such as jazz and Indian classical music and that has immensely influenced his musical thought. He has designed elementary and intermediate level guitar and music courses for reputed liberal arts universities in India. He also composes music for short films, documentaries and art installations.
While Jayant is primarily a guitarist with parallel interests in jazz and Western classical music, he is better known to local jazz audiences as a bassist, usually on the upright version of that instrument. His interests in the modern classical guitar, in which he holds an LTCL Recital Diploma, also influence his sparse and fluid approach to jazz improvisation. He is particularly enamoured of the piano trio format, which provides bassists with substantial expressive and textural freedom, and has performed regularly in the past decade. By day, he works as an automotive designer.
Veda is a writer, designer and classical guitarist, currently working as the Director General of the Indian Guitar Federation.
She is very energetic and persuasive about making classical guitar events happen, has a strong ability to create atmosphere and motivate young guitarists, and has a lifetime devotion to Bach.
Jake’s association with western classical music began in school where he played for the highly reputed FAPS Brass Ensemble in Bangalore. He have continued to be in touch with music through the acoustic guitar and switched over to the classical guitar around three years ago. The transition was a little tricky since it required him to unlearn and relearn many hand and posture techniques associated with the steel string guitar. Jake studied for a little more than a year at the Bangalore School of Music, and upon relocating to Pune, has been learning on his own. By profession, Jake is a structural designer.