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Based in Ahmedabad, India and San Francisco, Shweta Jhaveri is a captivating vocalist renowned for her unique approach to Hindustani classical music. Jhaveri will be accompanied by Sunny Matharu on tabla and Mohan Bhide on harmonium, with an opening set by the Vancouver based Neelamjit Dhillon Quartet playing excerpts from the Komagata Maru Project. With Neelamjit Dhillon (sax, tablas), Chris Gestrin (piano), André Lachance (bass), and Dan Gaucher (drums).
“[Jhaveri’s music] feels as natural as breathing in and out, heady like a hit of extra oxygen in the bloodstream.” –Ken Hunt
Co-presented by Pandit Jasraj School of Music Foundation.
Shweta Jhaveri is a classical vocalist of Hindustani and world music. Specializing in the North Indian classical vocal forms Khayal, Tappa, Thumri, and Bhajans, and trained in the traditional Indian ‘gharanas’ apprenticeship system, Jhaveri began to study vocal music at age six. Studying under vocal teachers including Pt Vilas Khandekar and Sangeet Martand Pandit Jasraj in the 1970s-1990s, Jhaveri has since performed across India, Europe, North America, Asia and the Middle East. Her voice was featured in the 1998 film Dance of the Wind.