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Sarode

Son of the sarode master Ali Akbar Khan, Alam Khan trained into the Maihar Seni Gharana at age seven, learning to live in the traditional style of Guru and student. Mr. Khan performed regularly with his father from 1996 to 2006 in such venues as the Royal Jodhpur Palace, the Dover Lane Music Festival in Calcutta, New York's Lincoln Center Jazz Festival, and in concerts all over the United States, Canada, Europe, and India.

Mr. Khan has performed alongside India's tabla masters Swapan Chaudhuri, Zakir Hussain, and Anindo Chatterjee in venues including the Dover Lane Music Festival, Saptak, Darbar Festival, the San Francisco World Music Festival, the Chicago World Music Festival, and the Carnegie Group in New York City.

Mr. Khan has also collaborated and performed with a wide array of artists from different genres such as the Grammy-winning Tedeschi Trucks Band, Grand Tapestry, Karsh Kale, Beats Antique, Eligh, Homayoun Sakhi, film composer and performer Michael Andrews, composer Christopher Hedge, Homayoun Sakhi, Oakland Symphony conductor Michael Morgan, oud musicians Yair Dalal and Rahim Alhaj, Bob Weir, Rob Wasserman, Amp Live, and God's Robots.

During the final years of his father’s life, Mr. Khan helped teach at the Ali Akbar College of Music in San Rafael, CA. He is now the teacher of advanced instrumental classes at the Ali Akbar College of Music and has dedicated his life to preserving, performing, and teaching this music to the world.

(January 2018)