Born in California and brought up in Canada and France, Day has worked for over 20 years as a composer, producer, instrumentalist, vocalist and teacher. After studying sarod with world-renowned sarod player Ustad Amjad Ali Khan in India for three years, Stephen embarked on various tours throughout the world. He works in multiple genres, including Western classical, Indian classical, jazz, folk, and rock music.
Stephen Day’s performance career has taken him to twenty-one countries throughout Europe, North America and Asia. His audiences are people from all nations, castes and creeds who are seeking to enrich their own spiritual awareness. He has shared the stage with some of the great maestros of Indian classical music, including Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, his sons Amaan and Ayaan Ali Bangash (sarod), Nishat Khan (sitar), Sukivinder Singh (tabla), and Pratap Pawar (dance). In the West he has collaborated with Matt Malley (bass player of the Counting Crows), Chris Cutler, Keith Bennett (voice and harmonica), Barrie Gledden (Boosey and Hawkes composer), Patrick Hawes (Boosey and Hawkes composer), Steve Dawson (slide guitar, dobro), Jeannette Singh (violinist in the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra), Levine Andrade (violinist in the London Symphony Orchestra), and the London Telharmonic Orchestra.
Stephen‘s songs and compositions have been featured in hundreds of TV shows and films including Mad Men, America’s Next Top Model, and Formula 51 starring Samuel Jackson. He is the founder of ‘Ombience’, a 501c3 non-profit organization encouraging self-reflection through the Arts, and the online radio station AER (Arts & Entertainment Radio). His new album Namaste is scheduled to release early in 2016.
“Stephen Day is a musician that uses his sarod playing to elevate our hearts and minds so that we may more readily access the spiritual dimension of our selves. .”
– Gary Goldberg, In The Spirit WRPI 91.5 fm Troy, New York.