Niranjan Jhaveri


HE LOVED LIFE; SPREAD AND CREATED MUSIC IN THE HEARTS OF SO MANY THE WORLD OVER.

HE TRULY LIVED AND BELIEVED THAT

GOD IS SOUND
NAAD BRAHMAH

My personal thanks to you and your friends for letting me experience Jazz Yatra 1978 and 1980

My doors to jazz were opened wide and the music rushed in…and stayed

4 thoughts on “Niranjan Jhaveri

  1. Niranjan Jhaveri was a dear man and a serious jazz lover, instrumental and vocal and he also loved Classical Indian Vocalese. It was his brainstorm to create a book featuring Dhanashree Pandit Rae singing exercises to practice Indian Vocalese and combine these techniques with scat/vocal improvisation. http://www.amazon.com/Vocal-Techniques-Jazz-Modern-Music/dp/8175252391
    Niranjan toured the world and sent hundreds of emails gathering vocal improvisers from every country of whom several attended Niranjan’s JIVI work/study program in Mumbai. These were two month residencies where we studied as much as three times a week with Dhanashree and performed at night with a lounge band at the Oberoi Hotel to earn our room and keep. All of this was made possible by Niranjan’s passion and belief in his cause and vision of combining Indian Classical techniques with Vocal Jazz improvisation. In any conversation all of us students knew we would hear Nero’s great stories about Sonny Rollins or Maynard Ferguson, plus he would always have a new recording of either an amazing Indian improviser to turn us on to or knew jazz singers from various countries that he had heard and was excited by their talent. I will truly miss Niranjan and his passion for jazz. I learned a great deal from my two months in Mumbai in his program and I am honored to be on the example recording that he produced of the JIVI program. Niranjan will be missed by all of us who loved him and attended his work program and it did change my singing for the better. Love to Marina and all of the family and friends. He will be missed.
    Sincerely,
    Roseanna Vitro

  2. I am saddened by this news. Niranjan was a pioneer promoting jazz in India. I was a friend and remember his encouragement when I was just a teenager in Bimbay in the 70’s getting my feet wet playing jazz. I’d spend hours at his place listening to music and talking about jazz.
    RIP Niranjan I hope you are listening to some great music wherever you are.

  3. Niranjan Jhaveri educated us with his quiet enthusiasms which burst upon the public stage in the Jazz Yatras he organized, bringing to Mumbai some of the best musicians from around the world. Niranjan was always ‘cool’, accessible, unfazed.
    I admired him greatly,and will miss him.
    My condolences to family and friends.
    Partap

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