Dhaivat Jani is a Toronto-based drummer/tabla player/composer. Currently pursuing his Bachelor of Music at Humber College, Dhaivat leads two of his own bands; ‘Dhaivat Jani PLUS’, a seven-piece contemporary jazz/fusion band, and ‘Electrio’, a three-piece experimental/electronic jazz trio. Apart from leading his bands, Dhaivat performs as a sideman with multiple artists. He is also an Artistic Associate at Spectrum Music, Canada.
Originally from Ahmedabad, India, Dhaivat started his musical journey at the age of 5 by beginning his training in Indian Classical music with the percussion instrument Tabla. He finished is Visharad at the age of 16 with three gold medals. Due to his immense interest in music production and technology, he attended the college of sound engineering and started composing/producing music for films. His musical influences come from genres such as Indian classical, jazz, prog-rock, world and electronic music, to name a few. He has been working as a drummer/composer for over 7 years now. His work includes collaborations with award-winning filmmakers, actors, poets, painters, yoga artists and more.
AWARDS & SCHOLARSHIPS
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