Jishnu Dasgupta is a Bangalore-based jazz guitar player, best known for his work as a jazz improvisor and teacher of jazz music theory.
As a self-taught player, he has honed a distinctive style rooted in the tradition of his early influences such as Charlie Parker and Joe Pass, at the same time keeping an ear open to the continuing evolution of the jazz language and contemporary players like Joe Diorio. Jishnu is well-known for his commitment to the instrument, as an improviser and accompanist, and his comprehensive approach to jazz guitar vocabulary, bowing to the tradition, while acknowledging a modern familiarity as well.
Jishnu focuses on developing his own jazz guitar style as a unique voice that strengthens and expands the jazz idiom with sensitivity, clarity, and uncompromising integrity. He has played within the many different jazz guitar styles such as bebop jazz, jazz rock fusion guitar and smooth jazz guitar, and is well-known for his use of an 8 string guitar for jazz and in-depth exploration of advanced jazz chord harmony and jazz music theory in jazz standards.