Dhaivat Jani is a Toronto based drummer, tabla player and composer. Currently pursuing his Bachelor of Music at Humber College, Dhaivat leads two of his own bands. One of which, ‘Dhaivat Jani PLUS,’ is a seven-piece contemporary jazz/fusion band 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. He is also an Artistic Associate at Spectrum Music, Canada.
Originally from Ahmedabad, India, Dhaivat started his musical journey at the age of five by beginning his training in Indian classical music with the percussion instrument tabla. He finished his Visharad at the age of 16 with three gold medals. Due to his immense interest in music production and technology, he attended college for sound engineering and started composing/producing music for films. His musical influences come from genres such as Indian classical, jazz, prog-rock, world and electronic music. He has been working as a drummer/composer for over 8 years now. His work includes collaborations with award winning filmmakers, actors, poets, painters, yoga artists and more.
Dhaivat has been awarded several scholarships and awards over the years. Including the CCRT Scholarship from the Government of India, an International Student Award for Excellence, a Yamaha Music Canada Ltd. Award, a JAZZ.FM91 Award and many more.