Dhaivat Jani PLUS is the brainchild of the band leader Dhaivat Jani. Dhaivat is a composer, drummer and tabla player based out of Toronto, who hails originally from Ahmedabad, India. Dhaivat holds a degree in Jazz Music as well as Indian Classical music.
Dhaivat Jani PLUS serves original music by Dhaivat in contemporary jazz with Indian Classical and Rock Music with improvisation at its core. Their debut album, "Sum // Parts" (2023), has gained critical acclaim from esteemed voices in the industry, including All About Jazz, Paris Move, Jazz.FM91 and Jazz Weekly.
Drawing inspiration from artists such as Chris Potter, Mark Guiliana, Led Zeppelin, Trilok Gurtu, Radiohead, Brian Blade, Tigran Hamasyan, Dhaivat Jani PLUS emphasizes on storytelling and narrative in their composition and presentation, which gives the audience a journey-like experience throughout the performance.
Since their formation in early 2020, Dhaivat Jani PLUS has graced prestigious Toronto venues, including the Rex Jazz & Blues Bar, Jazz Bistro, and DROM Taberna.
Dhaivat Jani - drums/tabla/compositions
Michael Davidson - vibraphone
Lucas Dubovik - saxophone
Matt Greenwood - guitar
Josh Stanberry - keys
Matt McCormack - bass