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.
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.