Ty Burhoe



Ty Burhoe has been a disciple of the great tabla maestro, Ustad Zakir Hussain, since 1990. From that time forward, Ty has been wholly dedicated to music as a career and as a spiritual path. Through his teacher's inspiration, he has established new territory for the tabla which continues to attract international acclaim. Ty is known for his sensitive accompaniment and melodious style. While his study of the classical tradition and his touring as a classical accompanist continues to grow, he is also internationally recognized for being instrumental in creating unusual collaborations that weave tabla with the traditions of Jazz, African, Flamenco, Rock, Celtic, Chinese, Bluegrass, and fusion. He has become well known not only for his talents as a tabla player, but also for his extensive experience as a recording and live concert producer. In 2004, he created the record label, Tala Records, and since 1994 has run a concert production company called Tala Productions. Ty works with a broad range of artists including Ustad Zakir Hussain, Art Lande, Krishna Das, Curandero (Miguel Espinoza), Ustad Sultan Khan, Tony Furtado, Bela Fleck, Walter Becker, Steve Gorn, Mamadou Diabate, Rick Alan, Howard Levy, Kitaro, Anindo Chatterjee, Roshan Bhartiya, Bill Dougals and many more. He is the tour assistant for his teacher Ustad Zakir Hussain, touring and helping produce concerts in North America and Canada. On tour many of Ty's talents come into play such as running sound, playing tambura & percussion, stage managing and instrument repair, as well as designing Zakir's percussion racks and touring equipment. Ty currently teaches drumming retreats and tabla intensives throughout the world and composes/plays on soundtracks for film and video, including the recent academy award winning documentary, "Born into Brothels".

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