Shahbaz Hussain
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Shahbaz Hussain

Rochdale, England, United Kingdom | SELF

Rochdale, England, United Kingdom | SELF
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Shahbaz Hussain - A Tabla Solo

Heart Of Fire - with Ustad Nishat Khan

The Saurang Orchestra

Indus - Firefly



Shahbaz Hussain is considered as one of the most outstanding, Tabla maestros of his generation.
Shahbaz began learning Tabla at the age of 5 under the watchful eye of his father, the late Ustad Mumtaz Hussain - a prominent vocalist.
He later went on to study with,and is influenced by, Tabla legends Ustad Faiyaz Khan from the Delhi Gharana (school), the late Ustad Shaukat Hussain Khan from the Punjab Gharana and finally the late Ustad Allah Rakha Khan.
He has played with many of the great master musicians of India and Pakistan, including Ustad Imrat Khan, Ustad Nishat Khan, Ustad Salamat Ali Khan, Ustad Fateh Ali Khan and Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Khan to name only a few. He has played in some of the most prestigious venues and festivals around the world, including the Smithsonian Institute in Washington D.C., Queen Elizabeth Hall in London, Lincoln Center in New York and the prestigious Royal Albert Hall.
Shahbaz has achieved a tremendous amount of recognition very young.
He is an extremely versatile Tabla player who holds all the imperative traditional skills as well as the ability to project those skills to more contemporary styles. His solo performances have gained great recognition all over the world.
Shahbaz is also a dedicated teacher of the Tabla. He delivers regular teaching to young people and adults in and around the UK as well as worldwide.