Ustad Hanif Khan is a highly regarded tabla master, who has regular concerts and gives lessons in Germany since his Europe Tour in 2012. With his brilliant rhythms and extraordinarily sensitive and melodious tabla sound he touches his listeners worldwide.
Hanif was born in ca 1960 in one famous, traditional music family in Rajastan in India. Consequently, he studied music – Sarangi and tabla – since the age of seven. He received his first lessons from his grandfather USTAD AZIM KHAN, who was one of the best and most famous sarangi player and singer. Other teachers were his older brothers USTAD AZIZ KHAN and BABU KHAN. Hanifs father USTAD MAJID KHAN was one Sarangi legend – same as his 20 years older brother USTAD SULTAN KHAN.
He played with legendary maestros of Indian classical music:
USTAD ZAKIR HUSSAIN, VICCU VINAYAK RAO, RANJIT BAROT, U. SHREENIWAS, SHIVAMANI, PT. JASHRAJ, USTAD RASHID KHAN, BHAVANI SHANKAR, PT. U SHRIWAS, L. SUBRAMANIUM, SHOBA MUDGAL.
Hanif had numerous concerts with Ustad SULTAN KHAN in India, USA, West Asia, UK, Canada, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Austria and New Zealand, as well with many international musicians – NANA SIMOPOULOS and DAVID LIEBMAN.
Sivas Dance – World Music of Nana performs at Merkin Hall 2004 with Nana Simopoulos on sitar, Dave Liebman on sax, Sultan Khan on sarangi, Dawn Avery on cello, Hanif Khan on tablas, Mary Ann Mc Sweeney on bass, Caryn Heilman on daf
Sabir Khan and Hanif Khan jam at MTV Roots YouTube
RAGA JAZZ UNION & SPIRIT of INDIA – Konzert im Domicil Dortmund 15.6.2012 – Part 1
Sa Ga Pa – Trio making music in Mumbai:
Dilshad Khan, Ustad Hanif Khan, Dinesh Mishra