Los Angeles, CA
Grammy Award-winning artist T.J. Troy combines an eclectic knowledge of percussion from around the world with his innate musicality to create a distinct and powerful voice in the world of contemporary percussion. Troy has performed at festivals worldwide including the Seattle World Rhythm Festival (United States 2015), Sounds of Arabia Festival (United Arab Emirates 2012), Arab Music Festival (Egypt 2007), Territoria Festival (Russia 2009), and International Book Fair (Mexico 2009). His performance on the Partch Ensemble’s CD entitled Partch: Plectra and Percussion Dances contributed to its 2014 Grammy Award selection for Best Classical Compedium. He is Principal Percussionist for the Arabic orchestra MESTO, and has performed with Ustad Aashish Khan, Mamak Khadem, Omar Faruk Tekbilek, Emil Richards, and Cirque du Soleil. As a leading North American practitioner of North Indian tabla performance, Troy studied for nearly two decades under the tutelage of Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri.