Ivan Akansiima is a mult-instrumentalist, a Christian by faith, worship leader, Jazz musician, composer, arranger, producer, instructor, and researcher from Uganda East Africa. He holds a bachelors degree in music from Hope College Holland Michigan and a masters degree in jazz studies from Western Michigan University Michigan USA. His music is rooted in Ugandan folk music traditions, Jazz, Gospel, classical, Caribbean, Afro fusion music etc. He has performed professionally for over 15 years in 40 countries, including a national music tour across 50 states in USA and Canada in 2010. He is based in Michigan State, and continues to play and participate in various music scenes across the United States.