Shambhu just won a ZMR Music Award for 2013 Best Contemporary Instrumental Album for his latest album, Dreaming of Now. Artists featured include a who’s who in jazz and contemporary instrumental music, including saxist George Brooks, cellist Eugene Friesen, violinist Charlie Bisharat, flutist Premik Russell Tubbs, pianist Frank Martin, flugelhorn player Jeff Oster, bassist Kai Eckhardt, drummer Celso Alberti and percussionist Jeff Haynes.
His widely acclaimed debut album, Sacred Love, hit number 1 on the ZMR World Radio Charts. Sacred Love features collaborations with Grammy award-winning producer Will Ackerman and Grammy award-winning engineer Corin Nelsen, and was nominated for ZMR Music Awards Best Album of the Year, Best New Artist, Best World Music CD and Best Acoustic Instrumental CD.
An exceptionally accomplished guitarist and composer, Shambhu expresses himself through a blend of folk, Indian and jazz styles. He writes and arranges music that often emerges in quiet moments. His touch evokes delicate yet intricate expressions of nuance and subtlety. His performances are deeply engaging and provide audiences an experience that some have described as “magical”, “a journey” and “opening a space within”.
Shambhu has performed or recorded with noted artists such as Carlos Santana, Tony Levin, Michael Manring, Eugene Friesen, Narada Michael Walden, Ravichandra Kulur.
He is featured on “The Gathering” which won 2012 Best Album of the Year. He played on Whitney Houston’s multi-platinum album, “Whitney.
Shambhu studied meditation for over two decades with Indian guru Sri Chinmoy.
Shambhu plays Taylor Guitars.