Vijay Ghate (born October 18, 1964) is an Indian tabla player. He was awarded with "Padma Shri" award in 2014, the fourth highest civilian award by Government of India.
Ghate was born in Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh. He started learning his art at an early age of three in Jabalpur. He then moved to Mumbai, and learned for over twelve years under Suresh Talwalkar.
Ghate accompanied Indian classical musicians, including Hariprasad Chaurasia,Vilayat Khan, Pandit Jasraj, Kaushiki Chakrabarty, Shivkumar Sharma, Amjad Ali Khan, Birju Maharaj, Shahid Parvez, and Vishwa Mohan Bhatt.
Ghate also collaborated with jazz guitarist, Larry Coryell and saxophonist, George Brooks.
Taalchakra is a music festival started by Vijay Ghate and few others. This festival provides a platform for young musicians to perform. Different artists from various genres of music perform at the festival.
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