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Dhaivat Jani is a Toronto based award winning drummer/tabla player and a composer. Recent graduate from Humber College with a Bachelor of Music, His artistic ventures include 'Dhaivat Jani PLUS,' a contemporary jazz ensemble, and 'Electrio,' an experimental/electronic jazz trio. Beyond his roles as a bandleader, Dhaivat's versatility is evident as he serves as a sideman for various artists, both a drummer and tabla player. His contributions extend to multiple cross-genre recordings.

Originating from Ahmedabad, India, Dhaivat commenced his musical journey at age 5, delving into Indian Classical music with a focus on the Tabla. Achieving Tabla Visharad at 16 with three gold medals. Driven by a passion for music production, he pursued studies in sound engineering, venturing into film composition.

One of the recent standout collaborations in Dhaivat's career is "Transmigrations," a project conceptualized and executed in collaboration with software artist Ryan Kelln. This innovative endeavor, showcased at the Provocation Ideas Festival, delved into the history of technological transformation, the essence of intelligence, and the recent revolution in generative AI tools.

In 2021, Dhaivat earned the Nuit Blanche Fellowship, followed by the Intercultural & Creative Music Fellowship with the Aga Khan Museum in 2022, both through Humber College's Centre for Creative Business Innovation.

Dhaivat has been awarded several scholarships and awards over the years. Some of which are CCRT Scholarship from Government of India, International Student Award for Excellence, Yamaha Music Canada Ltd. Award, Jazz.FM 91 Award and many more. 
 

AWARDS & SCHOLARSHIPS

Suyun Kim Memorial Award - April 2022

Jazz.FM 91 Award  - June 2021

Yamaha Canada Music Ltd. Award - April 2021

 

Merriam School for Music Award - May 2020

International Student Award for Excelence - April 2019

Three Gold Medals for Tabla Visharad - August 2008

                                   

CCRT Scholarship by the Government of India - October 2004

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