Jayan Gopinathan is a powerful, exciting and passionate Carnatic vocalist with the rare privilege of working with and taking advanced training with the legendary Shenkar (Dr L Shankar). Jayan has worked with Grammy award winner Shenkar for over 3 years and established himself as a leading disciple of the maestro.
In 2019, Jayan recorded “Hemavathi”, produced by Shenkar. and featuring Sangeetha Kalanidhi Dr T K Murthy on the mridangam. After the recording he was invited by Dr Murthy to perform in the prestigious Raga Sudha Hall, Mylapore.
Jayan has also been taking advanced vocal training for the past 10 years from the greatly dedicated Sri Vaikam Jayachandran, a prominent disciple of Sangeetha Kalanidhi T M Thiagarajan.
Jayan has been accompanied by legendary musicians such as Padma Sri T K Murthy, Sri Vittal Ramamurthy, Sri Neyveli Narayanan, Sri Palakkad Mahesh, Prof R Swaminathan, Sri Nanjil Arul, Sri R Raghul, Sri Palakkad Sajeev, Smt Sunita Harisankar, Sri Vayala Rajendran, Sri Guruvayur Sanoj, Sri Viju S Anand, Sri KMS Mani and many others.
Jayan Gopinathan also founded and directs a nonprofit organisation, KWJ Music, which is spreading and increasing the exposure of Carnatic music worldwide, as well as creating opportunities for upcoming artists. KWJ Music is in partnership with Shenkar and his school, “Shiva Conservatory of Fine Arts”. Through KWJ, Jayan has directed many successful Australian tours of upcoming and established Carnatic artists