BEBOP MUSICIAN IN BANGALORE Jishnu Dasgupta is a Bangalore-based jazz guitar player, best known for his work as a jazz improvisor and teacher of jazz music theory.
Equally at home in both bebop jazz and blues guitar styles, Jishnu maintains an active performance and teaching schedule as a jazz musician in India.
Jishnu began his study of the guitar in 2003, beginning with learning rock guitar, and later focused exclusively on jazz guitar, developing a style that incorporates the use of extended range 8 string guitars in jazz.
As a jazz guitar teacher as well as a diligent student of the artform, he consistently stresses on the importance of developing oneself to be thorough jazz musician through deliberate practice and clearly articulated roadmaps – – a philosophy he lives out by spending a great deal of time assimilating articulating bebop jazz vocabulary as well as working on personal ways of expressing a more contemporary jazz guitar sound.
As a self-taught player, he has honed a distinctive style rooted in the tradition of his early influences such as Charlie Parker and Joe Pass, at the same time keeping an ear open to the continuing evolution of the jazz language and contemporary players like Joe Diorio. Jishnu is well-known for his commitment to the instrument, as an improviser and accompanist, and his comprehensive approach to jazz guitar vocabulary, bowing to the tradition, while acknowledging a modern familiarity as well.