the dawn of the 21st century, Shweta Jhaveri is rated as one of the
most innovative indian vocalists of the younger generation and a world
class talent by the critics of Indian as well as world music. She is
the performer of the Indian vocal form Khayal and also Tappa, Thumari
and Bhajan styles. Bestowed with an aptitude to compose from her childhood,
she has classical and semi-classical compositions as well as contemporary
music scores to her credit which are equally appreciated by press and
audiences. Musically, what sets this young vocalist apart, is her unique
mesmerizing voice, soulful vocal expression and remarkable innovative
Shweta began performing at the age of 9 yrs. and grew up listening
to the music of East and West as a child , encouraged by her parents
Hansa Jhaveri and Dr. Subodh Jhaveri. She began studying music at
the age of 6, from 1971-1983, under the guidance of late Pandit Vilas
Khandekar in Ahmedabad-India, and had her ' Masters in Indian Music'
under his guidance. She holds a BA. in English literature. From 1984-1994
her music was further nurtured under the guidance of the world renowned
maestro Pandit Jasrajji. Shweta is most grateful to both of her gurus
for their music and blessings.
Stepping in her 30's, Jhaveri continues to perform, compose and
occasionally teaches vocal workshops in different parts of the world.
Jhaveri is the first female vocalist from the state of Gujarat-India,
to perform on the national & international platforms. She is
the first Indian classical vocalist to have performed & publicly
recorded her compositions with western musicians. She composes music
under her banner 'Cosmic Khayals' founded in 1998. Shweta has sung
for the award winning film ' Dance of the Wind' and also for TV and
Her concert venues in India are cities like Ahmedabad, Bombay, Pune,
Calcutta, Varanasi, Delhi, Bhopal, Banglore, Hyderabad, etc. Her
concert venues outside are USA (including theatres like 'Palace of
Fine Arts' and 'The Lincoln Centre'), UK , Canada, Germany, France,
Bangladesh, The Netherlands. She is the first Indian classical vocalist
to perform in Argentina in April, 2001. Shweta Jhaveri is one of
the most admired voices of the present times.