About

Born in the sylvan wilderness of Goa, Jairaj Joshi has imbibed the sounds of nature into his music and indeed his very soul. Starting at the tender age of twelve under the tutelage of noted Carnatic percussionist William D’Souza, he has been playing to sellout crowds in Goa for over a decade. His superb mastery of the drum kit whips the crowd into a frenzy every time he plays and he has fans legion throughout Goa!

 

After being encouraged by friends and fans to let his talent shine on a larger canvas, Jairaj took the difficult decision to leave his home state (and first love!) and move to Mumbai in 2013. Since then, he has been an integral part of the Mumbai music scene, playing with celebrated artists like Shreya Ghoshal, Ash King, Kailash Kher, Kanika Kapoor, Harshdeep Kaur, Sachin-Jigar, Jonita Gandhi, Siddharth Basrur, Natalie Di Luccio, to name a few. He has been a drummer for several independent bands like Feeding in Atlantis, Sutledge, Bulletproof, and others.

 

 

 

 

 

In 2014, Meinl Cymbals of Germany, one of the world’s leading cymbal brands, granted him the honor of becoming one of its brand ambassadors in India. Although Jairaj’s roots are in heavy metal, he also loves blues, rock, Bollywood, and Indian classical fusion: quite an eclectic repertoire!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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