Meet Ankit, Your Friendly Neighborhood Shehnai Player!
Live Shehnai Player for Indian Weddings + Recording Artist.
My real name is Ankit Patel and I’m eager to share the distinct sound of the Shehnai with the world.
My passion is to learn, play, and show everyone that this beautiful Indian instrument still exists. I want to spread the word about it so that it is never forgotten.
My way of playing the Shehnai is rather unconventional as I don’t like locking myself in the traditionalist box. In my collection, you may hear both contemporary and old songs and melodies. I mix the authentic tonal qualities of the Shehnai with modern beat production.
I have four original tracks that have a very unique sound and they’re available on YouTube and other streaming platforms for you to listen to and download.
My music has already earned me quite a lot of loyal fans on social media, with thousands of followers on Instagram alone.
I am also the owner of the Bollywood band JashnATL where I play the keyboard and the Shehnai. But my main mission is to bring the Shehnai instrument into the mainstream and help keep it alive!
KATI AND PRATIK
We hired Ankit and his team for our wedding. Our wedding which was supposed to be 600 people pre-covid with a full wedding turned into a 100 person post-covid wedding and Ankit was able to accommodate. Even though the wedding got relocated as well, he was flexible and able to find musicians for us because he was always so enthusiastic about being there. He was easy to communicate with and booking him was simple. They played Shehnai and Tabla at the wedding and our entire ceremony was filled with the most beautiful classical and Bollywood music. There was not a minute of silence during the wedding, and all the guests loved it. Hiring Ankit and his team is an absolute must!
Having Shehnai Guy and his musicians at our wedding was truly special! We received many comments from our family and friends raving about the live music during the ceremony. It was the perfect touch to our wedding and we cannot thank him enough for everything.
VANESSA AND ABHI
We highly recommend the Shehnai Guy for your wedding or any cultural ceremony! He did a fantastic job working with us during our wedding – from picking the music, coordinating with our planner, and getting it done the day of – everything was perfect. Thank you Ankit – you’re awesome!
NIRJARY AND AMIT VYAS
The Shehnai Guy is amazing and we had the pleasure of working with him for our own wedding. Being a wedding planner myself, I have had the opportunity to work with many musicians in my career but Ankit is truly a great talent. Most of all, he’s very passionate about what he does and is very organized. I have had the pleasure of working with him before on numerous events in the US and now for my own wedding, and I can’t tell you how refreshing it was. Our guests loved the uniqueness that was brought by the Shehnai Guy. For the reception, he also performed on the keyboard for our First Dance Song. The Shehnai Guy is creative, original, and flexible! He strives to help you create an experience for your guests, and this is what I had for my wedding! Amit and I, along with our families, can’t thank you enough for such a job well done!