Jeff Whittier has been making bamboo flutes since 1968. His flutes have been used by some of the top artists of the instrument, including Hari Prasad Chaurasi, Vijay Raghav Rao, and GS Sachdev. His flutes are used in the orchestras of Miss Saigon, Tarzan, The Flower Drum Song and Bombay Dreams. For The Lion King, he was given a credit on the playbill for his instruments.
NOTE: Jeff's site is under reconstruction. His flutes are available for purchase from Monty Levenson Shakuhachi website.