September 8, 2023
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Live Veena Concert
An exciting Veena concert by Dr. Jayanthi Kumaresh ( https://www.jayanthikumaresh.com/)
Jayanthi Kumaresh is an Indian Veena musician. Jayanthi comes from a lineage of musicians who have been practising Carnatic music for six generations and started playing the Saraswati Veena at the age of 3. Her mother, Lalgudi Rajalakshmi, was her first teacher and she later underwent intense training from her maternal aunt, Padmavathy Ananthagopalan.
She was also taught by S. Balachander and went on to perform with him as well. She is married to Kumaresh Rajagopalan, the younger of the violinist duo Ganesh–Kumaresh. She is the niece of violinist Lalgudi Jayaraman.
A researcher, Jayanthi holds a doctorate for her work on "styles and playing techniques of the Saraswati veena" and conducts workshops and lecture demonstrations around the world. She founded the Indian National Orchestra, where a group of artists from Carnatic and Hindustani genres representing the rich musical and cultural heritage of India come together under one banner to showcase Indian classical music.
Jayanthi composed and released the album "Mysterious Duality," which is a multi-dimensional reflection of the simple yet complex self – through a single instrument, the Saraswathi Veena. The artist has played 7 different Veena tracks and this album is one of its kind.
Listen to Jayanthi play the Veena (with her husband on the violin)
K.U. Jayachandra Rao
Jayachandra Rao is a Carnatic classical musician specializing in percussion and plays the “mrudangam” (South Indian classical hand drum).
He started learning Mridangam at the age of 5 under Vidwan Trichur E.P. Narayan Pisharady and later received advanced training under the tutelage of Vidwan Palghat T.R.Rajamani (son of legendary Vidwan Palghat Mani Iyer). He also learnt flute from his father Vidwan K Raghavendra Rao and belongs to a family of musicians. His mother and his wife are both violinists and his brother plays the flute.
Jaychandra belongs to the relatively rare list of left hand players. He is known for his unique style of playing mrudangam which blends aesthetics and precision in a manner that seamlessly compliments and exemplifies the music of the vocal or instrumental artist. He is known for his rich melodious sound and his versatility and creativity on stage. Jay, as he is fondly addressed, is equally at ease with musicians from across the world and has collaborated extensively with renowned musicians such as Dillon Fowler, Peter Stacey , Andrew Weichman and Rajesh Mehta. He has performed in Beches Indian Brew, First Line-Celtic Music, Rümlingen music festival, Swizerland, Poland drum festival, Rainforest World music festival
Jay also serves as the Vice-President of Kanchana Shree Lakshminarayana Music Academy, a non-profit trust based out of Bangalore and Kanchana (Bajathur, Dakshina Kannada), dedicated to the propagation and promotion of Indian classical music. He is one of the members of Layatharanga, a prominent contemporary classical ensemble that brings together different forms of music with improvisations and creative presentation.
S.G. Pramath Kiran
S G Pramath Kiran is the most sort after percussionist, music producer and a sound engineer from the south of India. His musical career took off at a very young age, getting trained in Indian Classical music. Pramath learnt Tabla (Hindustani classical music) under the great tabla maestro Pt. Udayraj Karpur. Later he was trained by Vidwan Anoor Ananthakrishna Sharma who blessed him with art of playing Morching (Jaws harp) in traditional Carnatic style.
He expanded his musical horizons in world music endeavours by playing several world percussions like Djembe, Congas and Cajon in there respective traditional styles. Pramath Kiran became the foremost artist from south India to introduce Afro cuban percussions and rhythm structures into traditional Carnatic style.
Pramath Kiran has collaborated with several world renowned artists like Dr.M. Balamuralikrishna, Violin Maestro Dr. L Subramaniyam, Santoor Maestro Pt. Shivkumar Sharma , Veena Maestro Dr. Jayanthi Kumaresh, Violin Duo Ganesh Kumaresh,Violin Maestros Mysore Nagraj and Dr.Manjunath, to name a few in several music festivals across India and globally.
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Jayanthi Kumaresh Live Veena Concert Sept 8, 2023
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