Guru Vinod Venkataraman: Born into a family of rich musical ancestry, Guru Vinod Venkataraman is a native of Bombay India. He is a professional percussionists and a professor of Cognitive Neurology. Vinod has served as an integral collaborator with many Indian musicians as well as Jazz musicians like Stephane Grapelli, Larry Coryell, Hubert Laws and Alice Coltrane. Renowned Jazz artists and film directors have sought out Venkataraman, to add his unique flavor to their stage and/or recorded performances. Today Guru Venkataraman lives in Long Beach and continues to impart his knowledge of music through the ancient tradition called Gurukulavasam.