Dhaivat Jani is an award-winning drummer/tabla player/composer based in Toronto, Canada. A recent graduate from Humber College with a Bachelor of Music, Dhaivat leads two of his own bands. One of which ‘Dhaivat Jani PLUS’, is a contemporary jazz/fusion ensemble and the other one is ‘Electrio’. Which is a three-piece experimental/electronic jazz trio. Apart from leading his bands, Dhaivat performs as a sideman for multiple artists in various genres. 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 '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 the genres such as Indian classical, jazz, prog-rock, world, and electronic music. He has been working as a drummer/composer for over 10 years now. Apart from musicians, his work includes collaborations with award-winning filmmakers, actors, poets, painters, yoga artists and 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