Trained by India's violin legend Sri Lalgudi Jayaraman, Bombay Jayashri brings Carnatic music to new audiences and breaks down musical boundaries- that's what she's done in so much of her music. She understands that the only barriers are in the mind. It's what led her to record with singers from Egypt and Senegal and to work with Finnish pianist and composer Eero HÃ¤meenniemi.
In America, though, she's probably best known for "Pi's Lullaby," the song she co-wrote and performed in Ang Lee's movie, Life of Pi. The film won four Academy Awards and Jayashri's song was nominated for an Oscar. But wherever her musical wanderings take her, Carnatic music remains Bombay Jayashri's core.
In this concert at the San Jose Center for the Performing Arts, she will be accompanied by eminent musicians â€” H N Bhaskar on the violin, Satish Kumar Patri on the Mridangam and Giridhar Udupa on the Ghatam.