The Hawaiian guitar is all set to evoke the navarasas as much as it gets the mele and the hula stirring in your blood. Jayawant Naidu is another in a string of Indian classical musicians who have modified hard-core western instruments to produce the quivering, gamaka laden notes characteristic of carnatic music.
This young maestro started learning the Hawaiian guitar at the age of 8 from S N Mukherjee. He took further training from Sri. Dineshkumar Sampat and stood first in the prestigious J C Bahl Competition organized in September 1983. While studying in Sydenham College, Bombay. Jaywant took further guidance from Sri B Kishtaiah and Sri K Jangaiah, and completed his Sangeet Visharad from the Akhil Bharatiya Gandharva Mahavidyalaya, Miraj.
Jaywant Naidu performs on a 19 strings Hawaiian Guitar. He has played at a number of music festivals including National Youth Festival, Bhopal, Vaadya Madhuri Festival, Chennai, Deepika Youth Festival '98 , Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh Police Academy, Andhra Music festival ,organized by the Shivaganga Sangeeta Parishat, Bheemunipatanam among others.
In June 2001, he joined with French Celtic Guitarist Francois Auger to give a fusion performance at the Alliance Francaise, Secunderabad. He was also the first Guitar player to perform a concert at the Asthana Mandapam of the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam.
Kalal Subbarao Vedika is bringing you this artist in a concert starting at 1830 hrs on the 12th of February. For further details, please contact V Ananda Mohan at 2761-4978, 98660-52982.