ganavya Doraiswamy, ‘one of the most compelling voices in modern music’ (Wall Street Journal), is a transdisciplinary scholar, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist.
She combines spiritual jazz and classical South Asian music with ambient textures. ganavya's latest album like the sky I've been too quiet (2024, Native Rebel Recordings) was produced by Shabaka Hutchings, Flaoting Points and Andre 3000 co-producer Carlos Nino, among others, and has been acclaimed by international critics. The California-based artist was also part of the highly acclaimed live performance by music collective Sault in London last December.

Doraiswamy is the author and singer of the first Tamil lyric to win a Latin Grammy, has performed in Vijay Iyer's Ritual Quartet and was the solo vocalist on the Qunicy Jones-produced Tocororo, which reached number one on the jazz charts. In addition, ganavya has already worked with jazz luminaries such as Esperanza Spalding and the renowned US theatre director Peter Sellars.

Born in New York, ganavya Doraiswamy was taught Carnatic music by her mother and grandmothers and learnt storytelling techniques while growing up on the South Indian pilgrimage trail. She moved back to the USA, studied at Berklee College, the University of California and Harvard University and released her first album Aikyam: Onnu in 2018, which translates jazz standards into her mother tongue, Tamil. She is currently working on an opera commission for the Festival d'Aix and various other projects.

Sunday, November 17
Doors 7 pm / Start:  8 pm