A well-known tabla player of the younger generation, equally at ease with solo performances and while accompanying vocal, instrumental and dance recitals, Yogesh Samsi had an early exposure to music. His father the eminent vocalist Dinkar Kaikini initiated Yogesh at the age of six. His mother Shashikala Kaikini, a vocalist, was also a source of inspiration. Yogesh took his early instruction in tabla under the respected teacher H.Taranath Rao for a period of three years. He was later under the tutelage of the tabla maestro Alla Rakha from the age of ten.
Yogesh Samsi has made a mark for himself as a grade A broadcaster on Indian radio and television networks. A popular performer at most concerts in India and abroad, Yogesh has also conducted tabla workshops. He has been featured on commercial recordings and has also provided research inputs and demonstration for an instructional CD ROM on tabla.