Jay and Aditi have been singing and performing since they were children.
Aditi grew up learning devotional and folk Indian music from her grandparents from India and continued to accompany and perform with her father throughout her childhood. More recently, she has been studying Indian devotional and classical music with her guru, Krishna Kant Shukla, who lives in Varnasi, India. Jay grew up playing folk guitar with his parents and has continued to pursue a career in music as a singer-songwriter and roots musician. His musical interests carried him to Ghana where he studied African rhythms and singing and to India where he traveled with his wife, Aditi. They naturally pulled together their eclectic backgrounds to create an original sound when they formed the band, Shantavaani. Continuing on as “Aditi and Jay,” they deeply honor the traditions they’ve studied and hope that this convergence of musical traditions can facilitate not only entertainment but also enrichment for the soul.