London-born John Boswell is reputed both as a drummer and as a pakhawaji. He trained under the renowned musician Kenny Clarke and has been part of various jazz and rock bands. His lineage in Indian percussion instruments is impeccable, having studied the tabla and the pakhawaj for seven years under Pandit Kishan Maharaj, Pandit Ishwari Lal et Pandit Amarnath Misra à Bénares.
He teaches at the Ecole Nationale de l’Opéra de Paris, Ecole Nationale de Musique et de Danse Evry. Ecole de danse Peter Goss. and the Folie Musiques of the Cité de la Musique. As a composer and musician, he was established a name for himself, especially in dance-related music where he has collaborated with Carolyn Carlson, Group Recherche Choregraphique of the Paris Opera and the Atelier de Paris, Compagnie Dominique Bagouet, Régine Chopinot, and the National Opera of Helsinki among others.