BOMBAY JAYASHREE

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When music seeps into the hearts of rasikas without themselves perceiving it, then it can be said to have served its ethereal purpose. For sangita’s tranquil delights lie hidden in the depths of the heart, waiting to be activated by a sensitive artiste like Bombay Jayashri Ramnath. Her sensitivity is rooted in tenderness, stimulating music and music, in turn, lending itself to contemplation. …states a renowned critic in The Hindu.

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Born into a family of musicians with rich lineage and steeped in pedigree music, Bombay Jayashri Ramnath represents the fourth generation of music practitioners in her family. Jayashri has been groomed under the guidance of the legend Shri Lalgudi G Jayaraman and Smt T R Balamani. Jayashri, today not only bears the torch of the Lalgudi tradition, but has also evolved a distinct style of her own.

With a career extending over two decades, Jayashri is today among the most sought after Carnatic musicians. The myriad aficionados, spanning generations, that throng her concerts would bear ample testimony to this.

Her work has won her the acclaim of prestigious institutions in the form of prestigious awards such as the Sangeetha Choodamani and Nadabhooshanam.

Jayashri’s repertoire of meditative music and rare poetry are best experienced through her compositions in her albums. She has also composed music for dance ballets and documentaries. In this manner, Jayashri has deployed the essence of the classical idiom most effectively in her search for avenues beyond the concert format. More recently she has harnessed her skills towards composing music as a powerful catalyst in promoting our rich legacy in literature and other art forms which opens up new vistas for exploring her creative instincts. Her recent composition for the operatic ballet based on the Tamil Epic – ‘Silapadhikaaram’ is an example of this.

In her voyage as a cultural ambassador of India’ s rich heritage, Jayashri has performed extensively in India and abroad in the most prestigious fora, drawing critical acclaim wherever she performed. Jayashri has the rare privilege of being the first Carnatic classical performer in the Opera House in Durban and the Russian Opera House in Helsinki, Finland.
To say that her music is global would indeed be a truism. Her training in Hindustani Classical system has further helped her in this musical odyssey. Her researches into music are unending, and besides her musical performances, she continues to deliver workshops all over the world on the subject of World Music. Her contribution and involvement with schools where she has conducted workshops and interactive sessions to kindle interest amongst school children into our rich tradition of music is her way of giving back something of what she has gained. Her very limited foray into film music has won her the Flimfare award for the popular ‘Vaseegara’ that has drawn a new class of listeners into the world of classical music.

Jayashri represents the model emerging new generation musician India is proud of. A skillful blend of uncompromising adherence to the core tradition of classical carnatic music as well as a ceaseless quest for quality music in any form would best personify Jayashri.

Bio Data of Vidushi Bombay Jayashri Ramnath

A singer, music composer and a teacher, with excellence as an underlying thread in all the activities, is what characterizes Vidushi Bombay Jayashri Ramnath, in the field of Carnatic Music.

Father: N. N. Subramanian (Music Teacher)Mother: Seetha Subramanian (Music Teacher)

  Musical grooming:
    Carnatic:
  · T. R. Balamani (Vocal – Carnatic Music)
  · Padmashri Shri Lalgudi G Jayaraman (Mentor and Guide – Carnatic Music)
  · G. N. Dandapani (Carnatic – Veena)
     
    Hindustani:
  · Mahavir Jaipurwale (Vocal- Hindustani)
  · Ajay Pohankar (Vocal- Hindustani)
     
    Diploma in Music from Gandharva Mahavidyalaya

Performance

National Festivals

Jayashri has performed in:

· The Music Academy, Chennai
· Sri Krishna Gana Sabha, Chennai
· Sri Shanmukhananda Sabha, Mumbai
· Sri Shanmukhananda Sabha, New Delhi
· Sangeet Sammelan, All India Radio, All India
· Vasantha Habba, Nrityagram, Bangalore
· Sri Vishnudigambar Festival, New Delhi
· Bhakthi Utsav, New Delhi
· Spirit of Unity Concerts for National Integration, All India
· Spic Macay Festivals, All India
· Soorya Festival, Trivandrum


International Festivals & Cultural Events

Some of the important festivals and Cultural Events where Jayashri has participated in are:

· Festival of Asian Performing Arts, Singapore
· Festival of Music in Helsinki, Finland
· Festival of Sacred Voices in Lausanne, Switzerland
· Thyagaraja Festival, Cleveland
· Temple of Fine Arts, Global
· World Music Institute, New York
· Casa da Musica a Porto, Portugal
· Musee des Asiatiques, France
· Citi de la Musique, Paris
· Sala de Camera, Spain
· Museum of Sculpture and Arts, UK
· Theatre De La Ville, Paris


Charity Concerts


Year 2001 :

For the cure of Mentally Challenged Women
The Banyan, Chennai

Year 2002 :
For the cure for Cancer Patients
Vasantha Memorial Trust, Coimbatore
Vasantha Memorial Trust, Mumbai

Year 2003 :
For the handicapped and disabled children’s home
Taman Megah Handicapped & Disabled Children’s Home & Trinity Children’s Home, Malaysia

Year 2004 :
For the cure of Tuberculosis patients
REACH, Chennai
For an Orphanage
Stepping Stones Home, Malaysia

Year 2005 :
For the cure of Multiple Sclerosis Patients
Multiple Sclerosis Society of India, Bangalore
For the cure of Mentally Challenged Women
The Banyan, Chennai

Year 2006:
Performed for a visually challenged audience at the Ramana Blind School, Bangalore.

Year 2007 :
For the cure of Mentally Challenged Women
The Banyan, Chennai.
For the children of Give Life, Chennai

Creation
The poetry of Mahakavi Bharathiyar inspired and moved Jayashri so much that she wanted to bring out different aspects of his poetry in carnatic idiom, especially those which did not have a place in a carnatic concert format. Jayashri has composed and rendered a variety of his poetry which include love, patriotism, bhakthi, nature and the all pervasive soul of life in this album Atma.Contemplative and meditative is what Jayashri believes is the real emotion of carnatic music. In the album Shravanam, she lends to carnatic music a fresh appeal combining facets of naama sankeerthanam, with manodharmam, rendered in unison with her students.

Motherly love – Vatsalyam, is what is expressed poignantly through the verses of great savants, composed and rendered by Jayashri in different languages, at a time when she was experiencing motherhood.

Vande Maataram – To mark India’s 50th year of independence, Jayashri scored music for Vande Maataram for an inspiring audio visual production which was sung by herself and her peers, Sowmya, Sanjay Subrahmanyan and P Unnikrishnan.

Salokyam – this is an album where Jayashri has taken the verses of the great saints of India and composed the tune for the verses.

Jayashri has scored music for many dance productions.

Her recent magnum level composition for an operatic presentation was for Silapadhikaaram, a much acclaimed Tamil treatise, depicts various emotions through ragas, styles, voices, instruments delivered in folk, traditional classical, devotional music, light music, pure rhythmic pattern ensembles, by using light classical, Hindustani ragas, Carnatic, Folk and Devotional compositions.

 

Milestones

2004 Rendered Jana Gana Mana in a sloka style on the day of the dedication of the Rajiv Gandhi memorial in the presence of Sonia, Rahul and Priyanka Gandhi.

 

Others

· Jayashri has selectively sung in films for popular music directors such as M S Vishwanathan, Ilayaraja, A R Rahman, Harris Jayraj and Shankar Ehsan Loy to name a few.
Her popular hits are Ninnai Charan in the film Bharathi, Narumugaye, in the film Iruvar, Vaseegara in Minnale, Onraa randaa aasaigal in Kaakka kaakka…
Jayashri bagged the Filmfare award for the best playback in south (all languages) for the song Vaseegara.
· Jayashri has sung Thirukural and an Annamacharya verse in the prestigious audio book Autobiography of President Abdul Kalam – ‘WINGS OF FIRE’ (in English) and AGNI CHIRAGUGAL (in Tamil), produced by Karadi Tales
· Jayashri has collaborated with various international artistes in her quest to interact and experiment with various forms of World Music.
Noted amongst these are :
Nari Nari – an Arabic/Hindi track with top Egyptian performer Hisham Abbas
Assalo – a Senegalese/Tamil track sung along with Thione Seck, popular Senegalese musician
Bhavani and Buddhist Mantra – for the album ‘JI’ for Spanjew Productions
· Bombay Jayashri has rendered select songs for 3 CDs for Tamil Maiyam -
1. Mozart Meets India 2. Indian Christmas 3. Margazhi Madiyil.
· Jayashri has composed the music for Revathi’s telefilm Verukku Neer.
· Jayashri and Ronu Majumdar have been performing Jugalbandhis together in Chennai, Bangalore, Muscat and Bahrain.
· Jayashri and Shubha Mudgal have performed Jugalbandhis together at Chennai.
· Jayashri has also performed with dansuese Leela Samson at Delhi, London and Chennai.

 

Audio CD

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SHYAMA by MUSIC TODAY – 2001
"Kritis of Shyama Shastri"
AZHAGA BY RAJALAKSHMI – 2006
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TRAYI BY RAJALAKSHMI – 2006
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SALOKYAM – 2005
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BRAMHANANDAM BY RAJALAKSHMI – 2004
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MARGAM BY RAJALAKSHMI – 2004
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SHYAMA by MUSIC TODAY – 2001
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KASHI – 2003
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NETRU VAREN BY RAJALAKSHMI – 2003
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PANCHABHUTAMS BY MUSIC TODAY – 2003
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RAMA BY INRECO – 2003
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ENDRUM VASANTHAM BY VASANTHA – 2002
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SHYAMA by MUSIC TODAY – 2001
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BRINDAVAN BY INRECO – 2001
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SHYAMA BY MUSIC TODAY – 2001
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VATSALYAM BY CHARSUR – 2001
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SHRAVANAM BY CHARSUR – 2000
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ANUBHAVAM BY INRECO – 1999
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SHYAMA by MUSIC TODAY – 2001
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ATMA BY CHARSUR – 1999
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NEKKURUGI IRANGALADA BY CHARSUR – 1999
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AMRITHAM BY INRECO – 1998
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CHISELLED AESTHETICS BY INRECO – 1997
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CLASSICAL VOCAL BY AVM – 1996
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SHYAMA by MUSIC TODAY – 2001
"Kritis of Shyama Shastri"
PALINCHU KAMAKSHI BY SANGEETHA – 1996
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RADHA MADHAVAM BY INRECO – 1996
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CARNATIC CLASSICAL BY SARAGAM – 1995
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CARNATIC CLASSICAL BY SARAGAM – 1995
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CLASSICAL MELODIES BY VANI – 1995
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SHYAMA by MUSIC TODAY – 2001
"Kritis of Shyama Shastri"
CLASSICAL/SHAMBHO MAHADEVA BY SANGEETHA – 1995
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GOLDEN MELODIES BY SARAGAM – 1995
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POPULAR DEVI KRITIS BY INRECO – 1995
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A RARE BLEND OF RAGA & SAHITYA BY MAGNASOUND – 1994
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ARUL THARUM ABHIRAMI BY HMV – 1994
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SHYAMA by MUSIC TODAY – 2001
"Kritis of Shyama Shastri"
CLASSICAL VOCAL BY HMV – 1994
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DIKSHITAR KRITIS BY SANGEETHA – 1994
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LISTENER’S CHOICE BY INRECO – 1994
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SUKHAMRUTHAM BY AVM AUDIO – 1994
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YOUR FAVOURITES BY VANI – 1994
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SHYAMA by MUSIC TODAY – 2001
"Kritis of Shyama Shastri"
KARNATIK CLASSICAL BY SANGEETHA – 1987
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