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JAYA RAMAMURTHY


rramamurthy@hotmail.com

Senior disciple of Guru Rajee, Jaya Ramamurthy is an accomplished Carnatic vocalist, who had her initial training from Smt. Palani Vijayalakshmi at Chennai. She is the accompanying vocalist for all Nritya Geethanjali programmes. She also lends her voice for other professional dancers and is a much sought-after lead vocalist.

Jaya has given numerous concerts in Mumbai, for the Shanmukhananda Fine Arts & Sangeetha Sabha, Bharatiya Music & Arts Society, Music Triangle, The Fine Arts Society, Chembur, the National Center for the Performing Arts and several others. She has given concerts in the US - in Los Angeles, Sunny Vale (California), Phoenix and Las Vegas. Recently, she sang to a very appreciative audience in Singapore, on 1st August, 2003, for the Singapore Indian Fine Arts Society.

Jaya Ramamurthy sings at Amrutotsav - Guru Rajee's 75th birthday celebrations - Ravindra Natya Mandir, Mumbai, 20 August 2006.

Besides Carnatic music, Jaya is adept at singing Bhajans, light classical and devotional songs. She was awarded the title of 'Gana Kokila' by His Holiness, Sri Krishnananda Teertha Mahaswamigal of Shakatapuram Sri Vidya Peetham. She is also 'Asthana Vidushi' of the Peetham. She has released a cassette of devotional songs.