Jake Lavalier - Bansuri Flute Player

This London based Bansuri player offers a wide range of classical and light Indian music for solo or ensemble performances at your wedding, party or formal event. Already being a flautist, he took up the bansuri (bamboo flute) in 1998 as a path into North Indian classical music, and performs as a soloist and with tabla and sitar as duo or trio. He also accompanies vocal and dance performance.

While focusing on classical music, he also plays devotional, folk and film songs; please ask if you have a particular request.

Past work includes:

  • Nitin Sawney's production of Mahabharata
  • Live accompaniment at the BFI for the silent film Prem Sanyas
  • Live backing for Kathak dance performances at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan
  • Bansuri support for annual Mahalaya performances
  • Performance at Art in Action, London Mela, and Brick Lane festivals
  • Playing bhajans, folk and film songs at the Hinduja brothers' Diwali celebrations
  • Ongoing development of Indian music practice software
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Jake Lavalier - Bansuri Flute Player Feedback

The music was lovely and much appreciated by the guests.

Ms Raju, Shendish Manor (July, 2017)

Thank you for playing so beautifully at my wedding back in September. I remember walking in and hearing the music which was really touching and warming to the heart... It was a very special moment!

Ms Mistry, Oatlands Park Hotel (September, 2014)

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