Hi! I'm Shankar Tucker and I love making music videos with my friends. Check out my YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/user/TheShrutibox
Shankar Tucker‘s original music blends the sounds of Classical Indian music, Jazz, and Popular music to create a seamless synthesis of cultures and traditions. As a clarinetist performing Hindustani classical music, he has shared the stage with such legendary artists as Zakir Hussain and Hariprasad Chaurasia.
Shankar currently studies with Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia in Mumbai, India. After graduating from New England Conservatory, he was awarded a grant by the Frank Huntington Beebe Fund to pursue his study of applying Hindustani classical music to the clarinet. While in India, he has performed at major venues in Mumbai, Chennai, and Pune, as well as the Taj Hotel in Hyderabad.
Shankar’s experience with classical western music includes performances in Boston at Symphony Hall, City Hall, and Jordan Hall, and the Fine Arts Center at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. At New England Conservatory, Shankar studied with Tom Martin of the Boston Symphony, sitarist Peter Row and percussionist Jerry Leake. While in school, both of Shankar’s ensembles, a classical woodwind quintet and an Indian Fusion group, were awarded “honors” status by the Conservatory, a recognition of excellence given to only a few groups each year.
Shankar has toured with the spiritual leader and renowned humanitarian “Amma” Mata Amritanandamayi Devi, performing with her bhajan ensemble in 12 major cities across the US, including Seattle, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Dallas, Chicago, Washington DC, Boston, Toronto, and New York City. While on tour with Amma, he had the opportunity to perform with David Balakrishnan of the Turtle Island String Quartet and study with saxophonist George Brooks. Shankar recorded an album of his fusion compositions entitled Uplift, which was premiered on Amma’s 2009 US tour. Through benefit concerts and sales of the CD, he raised several thousand dollars, which was put towards a charity helping farmers in southern India.
Thanks for the great review World Music Report! Check out the new album if you have not yet done so!
theworldmusicreport.com Shankar Tucker stands at the opening of this music always dazzling with delights of his horn. He is clearly en route to becoming a major talent of our time.
Thanks, Mom, for this amazing birthday gift!
So happy to be with my good friends Maati Baani who are visiting the USA for the first time! I'm so glad they could be here to celebrate the release of my new album! You guys rock :)
Be sure to party with us by downloading your copy now! (And also leaving a nice review on iTunes, lol)
urbanasian.com I very rarely give out a 5 out of 5 to an album, but Shankar Tucker’s “Filament” has deserved that honor. It is flawless. Shankar Tucker is an American clarinetist and music composer who rose to ...
Thanks for the great review DesiYUP! Do check out the new video also if you haven't seen it yet :)
desiyup.com Funkifying Hindustani Clarinetist and composer Shankar Tucker (27) is making waves ever since he launched his YouTube channel The Shrutibox in 2011. Known for blending Indian classical and jazzy sounds in soulful tracks, his video’s have received millions of views and touched audiences worldwide. On…