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DAVE CIPRIANI - CLASSICAL GUITAR, SPANISH ART SONG

Dave Cipriani is a highly accomplished guitarist, songwriter, and composer who performs on classical, electric, and (20-string) Indian slide guitar. He has been featured in the soundtracks for “Basmati Blues,” “Jaya,” and “The Tiger Hunter” as well as the live DisneyWorld show “The Jungle Book: Alive with Magic”.  

Dave has self-produced 4 CD’s and has received awards from the Maryland State and Baltimore City Arts Councils for his unique guitar style. Dave's diverse background include studies with jazz great Charlie Byrd, classical guitarist Christopher Parkening, sitar master Jai Kishor, and Indian Slide guitar pioneer Pandit Barun Kumar Pal, a senior disciple of Ravi Shankar. Dave completed a Master of Fine Arts degree in North Indian Music at California Institute of the Arts, including studies with Balkan/classical/world pioneer guitarist Miroslav Tadic, Indian sarod maestro Aashish Khan and numerous others. Dave is now based in Ojai and leads the group Mahadev as well as performing with solo and with various groups in the area.