Bruce Hamm is a disciple of Ustad Ali Akbar Khan. He began studying sitar and
vocal music with Khansahib (at the Ali Akbar College) in 1974. After several years
he switched his main instrument to sarode, and has pursued a serious and continuous
study of instrumental and vocal music since then. Since 1981 he has been an
instructor at the Ali Akbar College in San Rafael.
Bruce has had the opportunity several times to accompany his Guru onstage. He has
performed numerous solo concerts in the US and India. He has performed with many
of India’s leading musicians, including Swapan Chaudhuri, Zakir Hussain and