Debashish Bhattacharya

Debashish Bhattacharya
India

For 50 years, Pandit Debashish Bhattacharya has been mesmerizing audiences the world over, mastering and teaching his unique guitar style to multiple generations. Debashish has elevated the Hindustani slide guitar to be the highest evolution of slide guitar on a global level.

Debashish has collaborated with a number of artists worldwide including Jerry Douglas, John McLaughlin, Martin Simpson, John Butler, Ravi Shankar, African Kora Legend Ballake Sissoko,  Moroccan Oud legend Driss el Maloumi, and many others. 

It is the unique playing style and take on contemporary compositions that has attracted global legends to him. Dabashish began playing a Hawaiian guitar at the age of four.  His imagination of guitar soundscape has created four patented guitars globally accepted as his own creation of Debashish, Debashish Bhattacharya's music has given a niche of Hindustani Fusion. The guitars he produces are his own patented instruments and their production supports 6 guitar Luthier families in Bengal.   

Debashish's approach to raga music and philosophy of teaching has changed the lives of many. Having played more than 3000 concerts all around the world and trained over 1000 students. Debashish has redefined Indian classical music on slide guitar. His enormous work on his first 16 stages of slide guitar syllabus is the hallmark of his dedication to his creations, through his incredible talent and discipline,