Kartikeya Srivastava is a drummer and composer originally from Lucknow, India. Kartikeya’s deep interest in musical improvisation has led him to places all over the world to study with teachers such as Ian Froman, Casey Scheuerell and George Garzone among others. His concern for broader questions about identity and meaning inform and inspire his work. In New Delhi, Kartikeya leads his own trio called Samadhi alongside several other musical collaborations. He is in the process of writing a book about his musical ideas and philosophy.

Kartikeya is a visharad from Bhatkhande Sangit Vidyapit and recently graduated summa cum laude from Berklee College of Music.