Sameer Gupta is known as one of the few percussionists simultaneously representing the traditions of American jazz on drumset, and Indian classical music on tabla. He has performed at Monterey Jazz Festival, Lincoln Center Performing Arts Center in NYC, Birla Auditorium Kolkata, Townhall Seattle, SFJAZZ, Nehru Centre London, NYC MoMA and Yerba Buena Gardens San Francisco.
Sameer is originally a jazz drummer learning from his peers in San Francisco and Harlem NYC. His own interests and love of tabla brought him the support and guidance of several renown Tabla Maestros. Sameer is also a co-founder of the non-profit artist collective Brooklyn Raga Massive.
Today he lives in Brooklyn, NYC and is actively involved in performing, curating, producing and teaching through various institutions including the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music, Brooklyn Raga Massive, Carnegie Hall’s Global Encounters and Ragas Live Festival.
Gupta has held workshops far and wide on Indian music and cross over drumming styles including SUNY New Paltz, The California Jazz Conservatory in Berkeley, California as well as Berklee College of Music in Boston.