One of the India's biggest names in Jazz Fusion music, Amit Heri has been playing guitar from the age of 13. His passion for music earned him a scholarship at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston where he studied Jazz Performance & Composition.
Amit has shared the stage and worked with numerous internationally renowned artists including Charlie Mariano, Zakir Hussain, Salif Keita, Angelique Kidjo, Trilok Gurtu, Ramamani & the KCP, George Brooks, Shankar Mahadevan, U Srinivas, Sudha Raghunathan, Kala Ramnath, Louiz Banks, Ranjit Barot, Selva Ganesh, Matt Garrison, Dominique DiPiazza, Karl & Keith Peters, Aka Moon and Robert Miles.
He is also among the few exceptional Indian musicians to have performed in many prestigious international festivals, including WOMAD, London Jazz Festival, Montreux Jazz Festival, Berlin Jazz Festival, Rome World Music Festival and the World Social Forum.
A prolific composer of original Indo-Jazz Fusion music and World Music, Amit Heri’s work spans multiple platforms: feature films (including ‘Morning Raga’), dance, theatre productions, television and radio.
To date, Amit has released two self titled albums (‘Jhoola’ and ‘Elephant Walk’), a soundtrack, and has played guitar on albums of legendary musicians such as Charlie Mariano & Trilok Gurtu.
The Amit Heri Group has been regarded as one of India’s top Indo-Jazz outfit and performs original tracks composed by Amit. Listed among the top 50 creative Indians in Open Magazine’s August 2010 edition, Amit's objective is to share a personal journey through music that highlights the commonality between cultures and people.