Jaimin Rajani

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Jaimin Rajani
Born (1991-06-30) 30 June 1991 (age 32)
Bombay, Maharashtra, India
Other namesJaimin
  • Singer-songwriter
  • Writer
Musical career
  • Guitar
  • Harmonica
  • Vocals

Jaimin Rajani (born on 30 June 1991 in Bombay) is a singer-songwriter and documentary filmmaker from Calcutta, India. He writes songs into the traditions of folk and rock music. As a producer, Jaimin[1] has worked on the albums ‘Then & Now’ (2020) by Susmit Bose[2][3][4][5] and ‘White Knight's Tale’ (2019) by High.[6]



Cutting Loose (2022)[edit]

His debut album, ‘Cutting Loose’ comprises fourteen songs about conflicts, disappointment and departure. The album features an ensemble of Indian musicians, such as Arka Chakraborty (pianist), Subharaj Ghosh (guitarist), Arjun Chakraborty (drummer), Ralph Pais (bassist), Deepak Castelino, Rahul Ram (of Indian Ocean), and American bluegrass artistes Patrick Fitzsimons and Billy Cardine (of The Biscuit Burners).

In The Quint, filmmaker Jaideep Varma describes 'Cutting Loose' as "India's finest-ever album of original English songs".[16] It was titled 'The Best Rock Album of the Year' at Clef Music Awards 2022. In addition to being critically acclaimed, the album and its individual tracks have been highly praised by illustrious artists like John Sebastian, Pete Townshend, Scarlet Rivera and Rob Stoner.

Professional ratings
Review scores
God Is in the TV8/10[17]
A Humming Heart7/10[18]
The Indian Express[19]
Narendra Kusnur
Track listing[edit]

All tracks are written by Jaimin

Cutting Loose[20]
2."Autumn Leaves"5:02
3."She's Running Late"3:16
4."Bucket of Pain"2:52
5."One More Night"3:46
6."Never Mind"5:23
8."This One's for You"5:40
9."Something Here to Stay"4:02
10."Let Me Find a Way Out"3:04
12."The Girl with Wilderness in Her Garden"6:18
13."I'm Going Solo"3:04
14."Wore My Heart on My Sleeve"4:50
Total length:59:45


  • "Can't Get Away ft. The Bluegrass Journeymen" (2023)[21]
  • "Bucket of Pain" (2022)[22][23]
  • "She" (2022)
  • "I'm Going Solo" (2022)
  • "One More Night" (2022)[24]
  • "She's Running Late" (2022)


Year Title
2019 If Not for You[25]
2020 Calcutta Refurbished
2022 Singhara Chow[26]

If Not for You (2019)[edit]

In 2019, Jaimin made a documentary titled If Not for You[27] [28] [29] [30] [31][32] narrated by veteran actor Dhritiman Chatterjee, on how American musician, Bob Dylan inspired notable Indian artists such as Anjan Dutt, Purna Das Baul, Amyt Datta, Usha Uthup, Susmit Bose, Arko Mukhaerjee, Miti Adhikari (of BBC Maida Vale Studios), Nondon Bagchi, Rahul Guha Ro (of Cassini's Division).

Calcutta Refurbished (2020)[edit]

His series of short documentaries[33] on subjects of great cultural and historical significance such as the Indian classical instrument shop Hemen & Co. and the Manackjee Rustomjee Parsi Dharamshala in Kolkata, featuring music by Ustad Aashish Khan, John Barham and Shiraz Ali Khan.


  1. ^ "Jaimin Rajani". Platform Magazine. 13 May 2023.
  2. ^ "Susmit Bose, the Bard Whose Songs Embody Protest and a Hope for a Better World". The Wire (India). 30 November 2020.
  3. ^ "Susmit Bose, always the joyous troubadour". The Telegraph (India). 21 November 2020.
  4. ^ "Listen to Bose". Mid-Day. 19 November 2020.
  5. ^ "In 'Then & Now', Susmit Bose's social blues create a time warp to reach the counterculture years". Scroll.in. 12 November 2020.
  6. ^ "White Knight's Tale: India's first rock opera, 50 years on". News9Live. 6 October 2021.
  7. ^ "For his debut album Cutting Loose, Jaimin Rajani lets his mind erupt". The Telegraph (India). 17 August 2022.
  8. ^ "Hear Jaimin's Wholesome Debut Album 'Cutting Loose'". Rolling Stone India. 23 August 2022.
  9. ^ "Jaimin Rajani's debut album Cutting Loose is high on melody and emotions". Indulge – The New Indian Express. 29 August 2022.
  10. ^ "Jaimin Rajani's first album 'Cutting Loose' blends jazz, rock and country genres". Mid-Day. 3 September 2022.
  11. ^ "Kolkata musician Jaimin Rajani's 'Cutting Loose' is a tight debut album". Moneycontrol. 2 October 2022.
  12. ^ "Jaimin - Cutting Loose". AllMusic. 19 August 2022. Retrieved 13 October 2022.
  13. ^ "Jaimin Rajani's debut album - Partners in high places". India Today. 4 November 2022.
  14. ^ "An Album to Remember". The Statesman (India). 13 January 2023.
  15. ^ "Jaimin Rajani's album Cutting Loose gets a CD release, courtesy Free School Street Records". The Telegraph (India). 23 September 2023.
  16. ^ "Why 'Cutting Loose' Is India's Finest-Ever Album of Original English Songs". The Quint. 28 August 2022.
  17. ^ Etheridge, Loz (2 December 2022). "Shortbites – The Last Few Months". God Is in the TV. Retrieved 2 December 2022.
  18. ^ Hira, Soumili (24 August 2022). "Jaimin's collaborative debut release exhibits the essence of joy, freedom and nostalgia". A Humming Heart. Retrieved 24 August 2022.
  19. ^ Khurana, Suanshu (7 September 2022). "Jaimin Rajani's debut, Cutting Loose, is still a work in progress". The Indian Express. Retrieved 7 September 2022.
  20. ^ "Cutting Loose". iTunes Store. 19 August 2022. Retrieved 19 August 2022.
  21. ^ Jaimin and The Journeymen - Can't Get Away. YouTube. 25 February 2023.
  22. ^ "From Jaimin Rajani to Apurva Tamang, indie singles roundup from June". News9Live. 13 July 2022.
  23. ^ "On World Music Day, a selection of songs to keep you feeling good". The Telegraph (India). 21 June 2022.
  24. ^ "From Midival Punditz to Jaimin, indie singles roundup from July". News9Live. 31 July 2022.
  25. ^ If Not for You at IMDb
  26. ^ "Wok the talk". The Hindu. 31 December 2022.
  27. ^ "A documentary tracks Kolkata's long-lasting love affair with Bob Dylan". The Hindu. 20 March 2020.
  28. ^ "Bobindra Sangeet". India Today. 21 June 2020.
  29. ^ "A Kalam session discusses how Bob Dylan and the Beatles were much more than their music". The Telegraph (India). 4 February 2020.
  30. ^ "Documentary 'If Not For You' finds that Bob Dylan is 'like a local resident of Calcutta'". Scroll.in. 1 April 2020.
  31. ^ "Have you seen this Bob Dylan documentary made by his Kolkata fans?". The Times of India. 3 September 2020.
  32. ^ "Rajasthani Folk Musicians Pay Tribute to Bob Dylan with Beautiful Rendition Of 'Jokerman'". Rolling Stone India. 24 May 2021.
  33. ^ "A short-film series that explores the Calcutta before Kolkata". Hindustan Times. 6 August 2021.

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