Born and raised in San Jose, California, Rohith Jayaraman is a vocalist, composer, and educator known for his soulful voice, speed, precision, and infectious energy. Jayaraman was trained in Carnatic music under his mother and guru, Asha Ramesh, a disciple of D.K. Jayaraman. For the last 10 years, he has been exploring the world of crossover music, working with (and learning from) his collaborators, who come from all around the world and bring expertise in areas as diverse as jazz, pop, Arabic music, metal, Gnawa, folk, electronica, and more.
Jayaraman has shared the stage with internationally acclaimed and award-winning artists such as A.R. Rahman, Zakir Hussain, John McLaughlin, Tigran Hamasyan, Shreya Ghoshal, Shankar Mahadevan, Clinton Cerejo, Vijay Prakash, and Ranjit Barot. He is also a vocalist, composer, and occasional percussionist with the world-renowned Berklee Indian Ensemble.
Outside the performance space, Jayaraman has scored a short film, written for dance, and directed several music videos. He regularly conducts masterclasses and workshops in Indian classical concepts, and teaches Carnatic music applications to a select group of private students.
When he's not working on music, Rohith enjoys watching films, cooking, reading, grooming his beard, taking lengthy naps, and eating Mexican food.
A proud alum of Berklee College of Music, Rohith is currently the associate director of Berklee India Exchange (BIX).