Steve Chelliah is a New York City- based jazz-fusion guitarist, composer and music educator. He holds a double Bachelor's Degree in Jazz Composition and Contemporary Writing and Production from the prestigious Berklee College of Music.
Stemming from the lineage of Indian Carnatic music composers, Steve has always been intrigued by the intricacy of music theory. Discovering works of Joseph Schillinger (The Schillinger System of Musical Composition) and George Russell (The Lydian Chromatic Concept) further ignited his musical imagination.
After a decade of dedicated work, he researched, found out and comprehensively explained, the unique link between the Indian ragas and jazz scales, which led to the inception of the FuzAsian improvisation method.