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photo courtesy : NewZealand 2019

" a magical voice filled with
the colours of microtone & raga "
- India 2019

" A favourite to audiences
in India & abroad "
- The Music Circle, LosAngeles

One of the finest Hindustani classical vocalists of the present times Shweta Jhaveri has performed worldwide since her young age. A favourite to many in India and abroad, her mesmerizing voice and soulful improvisation express the colours of shruti-raga-invocation by preserving the North-Indian classical vocal traditions. A performer of Khayal she also performs Thumri, Dhrupad, Tarana and Bhajan.

Blessed to be trained by Mewati maestro Sangeet Martand Pandit Jasraj since her teenage she vocally accompanied her Guruji from 1987 till early 1990s being an inaugurating faculty of his premier foundation outside of India, tour-performing alongside some of the revered legends such as Appa Jalgaonkar, Swapan Chaudhuri, Sultan khan, Zakir Hussain and Ravi Shankar. She taught her first vocal class at the Ali Akbar College of Music and was blessed to perform in the guidance of SwaraSamrat Ali Akbar Khan.

With worldwide acclaimed concerts & recordings, performing many concerts a month extensively touring India-NorthAmerica-Europe and elsewhere by her age of 45, she continues to perform in her fiftieth year in music. She has sung & composed for Films and dance-dramas such as her debut film BhagavadGita featured at swami Vivekananda's centenary, Panchavati, Mrig-nayani, Portrait of a self, Nar-Naari, Kaal Purush, Rãni Roopmati, Dance of the Wind, the Wisdom Tree and more. She has performed her raga-creations such as Nirmohi and KrishnaBhairavi.

She has performed Hindustani classical vocal music & world music through her foundation Cosmic Khayals. Preserving the Mewati tradition from her teenage she also contributes singing her compositions & raga creations in Hindustani vocal music known as Saraswati bãni. Honoured to be a resident guest faculty for 10 years at the Ali Akbar College of Music-California she was a lead vocalist of the Maihar Symphony composed by musician legend Ali Akbar Khan. Residing in the San Francisco bay area and India since her twenties she has mentored students internationally. Instrumental to be the premier female classical vocalist from Gujarat to perform internationally, she is also regarded as the premier North-Indian classical vocalist to perform raga with western musicians. Her voice seeks harmony and peace through music.

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