Jayanti Sahasrabuddhe is an accomplished Hindustani Classical vocalist. Trained in the ancient Indian tradition of Gurukul method of education, she is one of the leading disciples and also the daughter-in-law of renowned vocalist Vidushi Veena Sahasrabuddhe.
Born in a music loving family in Mumbai, Jayanti’s grandmother learnt from Padma Bhushan Krishnarao Ganesh Phulambrikar also known as Master Krishnarao.
Encouraged by her parents, Jayanti began her musical training on the harmonium at a young age with Pandit Purushottam Walawalkar. Subsequently she started her vocal training at Sangit Mahabharati with Vidushi Tulika Ghosh, daughter of Pandit Nikhil Ghosh, Tabla from Dr Aneesh Pradhan, Vidushi Shobha Gurtu and Vidushi Veena Sahasrabuddhe.
Jayanti’s presentation of Raagas and her soulful bhajans are highly acclaimed by audiences of music. Her meditative, soulful voice is said to transform her audiences.
She has given several solo concerts in USA and India. Some of her memorable concerts include San Francisco based organization Basant Bahar’s first annual music festival accompanied by Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri on Tabla at Stanford University, Bruhan Maharashtra Mandal Convention in San Jose, Foothill College Women’s month series, Asian Pacific Islander Heritage month, Performed at Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri’s Guru Poornima celebrations, Bruhan Maharashtra Mandal Convention at Anaheim Convention Center, Gandharva Mahavidyalaya, Pune, Kalabharati Karnatak Sangh, Mumbai,concert in Belgaum organized by Dr Sudhanshu Kulkarni, California Arts Association, Indian Classical Music festival in Bahamas, Concert celebrating the 80th birthday of Vidushi Laxmi Shankar, Invited by Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri and Mary Khan to perform at 5th Annual Birthday Tribute Concert to Maestro Ali Akbar Khan at Ali Akbar College of Music, at The Music Circle founded by Pt Ravi Shankar, Concert celebrating 60th birthday of Guru Veena Sahasrabuddhe, Invited again by Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri and Mary Khan to perform for 9th Birthday Tribute Concert to Maestro Ali Akbar Khan, Bhavans Cultural Center, Mumbai, singing the Indian and US National Anthems for Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at SAP Center, San Jose, and for Indian Consulate at San Francisco War Memorial, the Indian Music Society of Minnesota, Z Space,San Francisco, Freight & Salvage,Berkeley and many more.
Jayanti has also presented many Thematic concerts. Some of them include: Tarana, Ritu Sangeet, Songs of Kabir, Suno Bhai Sadho, Swaranjali: Tribute to Vidushi Veena Sahasrabuddhe, Naad Ninaad, Ramrang: A Tribute to Pandit Ramashreya Jha and Colors of Divine Love: A Musical Journey with Poet-Saints of India from 13th to 17th Century.
Jayanti has also performed with Veenaji in more than 200 concerts in prestigious music concerts across India, North America and Europe. Among them include Tansen Samaroh in Gwalior, Sawai Gandharva, Pune, NCPA, Mumbai, Spirit of Unity concerts, Pandit Ravi Shankar’s 72nd birthday concert, Gandhi Jayanti celebrations in New Delhi, Smithsonian Museum, Washington DC, Asia Society, New York, Ali Akbar College of Music, San Francisco, Voices of the World festival in Denmark, Copenhagen.
She has participated with Veena ji in several thematic concerts. Among them are Ritu Sangeet, Krishna Sandhya, Kabir bhajans, Meera bhajans, Tarana, Songs of the Rains: Malhaar ke prakaar. She also had the opportunity to participate along with Veenaji in a BBC project on Khayal, Classical singing of North India with Professor Martin Clayton.
Jayanti has won many awards and felicitations. Among them are a Silver medal from the President of India for her art at the Shankar’s Children’s International competition, a two year National Cultural Talent Search Scholarship for Hindustani Classical Music from the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Department of Culture, Government of India, award from Ganavardhan, Pune, Livermore Shiva Vishnu Temple, Basant Bahar, San Francisco and Indian Consulate, San Francisco.
She has organized and performed for Fundraiser concerts for Akshaya Patra Foundation, Sahaya International, Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP) and Care for Children Fundraiser concert (with Vidushi Veena Sahasrabuddhe) for Art of Living Foundation.
Jayanti has a Masters in Music and Masters in Sociology and Anthropology for which she ranked first in Bombay University.
Besides performing, Jayanti conducts lecture demonstrations and also shares her passion and dedication to Indian Classical music by teaching many aspiring students of music in San Francisco, Bay Area.