Jeff Whittier began his formal study of North Indian classical music in 1971 with G.S. Sachdev. He is an exponent of the Indian classical tradition called “Gayaki Ang” or the style of playing based on Hindustani vocal music. As well as being a noted performer of the bansuri, or bamboo flute, he is also a master craftsman of the instrument. In a 40-year career of flute-making, he has provided flutes to some of the most famous musicians of India, including Pt. Hari Prasad Chaurasia who is the leading bamboo flautist of Hindustani music. His flutes are also used in the Broadway shows “The Lion King,” “Aida,” “The King and I” and “Miss Saigon”.
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