On the occasion of Navratris and Vijaya Dashami, Shilparamam is presenting a Hindusthani music recital on the Hawaiian guitar, by Jaywant Naidu, on 19th October. With Prakash on the tabla and Vijay on the rhythm pads, Jaywant Naidu will three each of classical, semi-classical and folk numbers in Raag Jog, Raag Bhopali and Raag Shivaranjani respectively.
This young maestro started learning the Hawaiian guitar at the age of 8 from S N Mukherjee. He took further training from Dinesh Kumar Sampat and stood first in the prestigious J C Bahl Competition organized in September 1983.
While studying in Sydenham College, Mumbai, Naidu took further guidance from B Kishtaiah and K Jangaiah, and completed his Sangeet Visharad from the Akhil Bharatiya Gandharva Mahavidyalaya, Miraj.
Naidu performs on a 19-string Hawaiian guitar. He has played at a number of music festivals including the National Youth Festival, Bhopal; the Vaadya Madhuri Festival, Chennai; the Deepika Youth Festival '98, Hyderabad; and at the Andhra Pradesh Police Academy and the Andhra Music Festival organized by the Shivaganga Sangeeta Parishat, Bheemunipatanam, among others.
In June 2001, he joined 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.
Please contact the venue at 2310-0455 or Jaywant Naidu at 98480-59020 for further details.