Jasvinder Singh

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Jaswinder Singh
Origin Mumbai, India
Genres Ghazals
Occupation(s) Singer
Years active 1990–present
Labels Tips / Saregama / Artistaloud
Website www.jaswindersingh.net

Jaswinder Singh is a New Age Ghazal Singer from India. He has been awarded ‘The Young Ghazal Maestro’ by Indian Music Academy. The title was presented by Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia in the presence of the former President of India, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam. He is the son and student of legendary composer Kuldip Singh, composer of ghazals such as ‘Tumko dekha to ye khayal aaya’ from the movie Saath-Saath and ‘Itni Shakti Hame De Na Daata’ from Ankush.

Jaswinder is trained in classical singing by Dr Sushila Pohankar and Pt Ajay Pohankar.

Saregama-HMV, one of the biggest music archives in India, recently launched his music album “Ishq Nahin Asaan”. Earlier, he released “Yours Truly” and “Dilkash” by Tips Music.

He was chosen to sing for the play ‘Kaifi Aur Main’, a epistolary style play dealing with the life and times of the noted lyricist and poet Kaifi Azmi. The play features the husband and wife duo of Javed Akhtar and Shabana Azmi. The lead actors share interesting anecdotes from the life of the great revolutionary poet Kaifi Sahib, while Jaswinder lends his voice to some of the most memorable ghazals and songs penned by Kaifi Saheb.

Jaswinder has also performed in "Ghalibnaama" a conceptual show based on the prose and poetry of Mirza Ghalib.

Jaswinder Singh has played international concerts in USA, Canada, UK, Australia, Malaysia, Singapore, Dubai and Muscat. He has performed over 300 live concerts. Jaswinder Singh also specializes in several Sufi and Punjabi songs, usually performed toward the end of his concerts.

Early life[edit]

Jaswinder Singh was born in Mumbai. He is the son of Kuldeep Singh, who composed ghazals such as Tumko dekha to ye khayal aaya and Itni shakti hame dena daata, and wrote music for the movies Saath-Saath and Ankush.[1] He was trained in classical singing by Dr Sushila Pohankar and Pt. Ajay Pohankar, and the classical singer Jagjit Singh.[2]

Career[edit]

Jaswinder Singh in Hyderabad

Jaswinder Singh was chosen to sing for the play ‘Kaifi Aur Main’, a epistolary style play dealing with the life and times of the noted lyricist and poet Kaifi Azmi.[3] The play features the husband and wife duo of Javed Akhtar and Shabana Azmi. The lead actors share interesting anecdotes from the life of the great revolutionary poet Kaifi Sahib, while Jaswinder performs ghazals and songs penned by Kaifi Saheb.

He performed at Ghalibnaama, a conceptual show based on the prose and poetry of Mirza Ghalib. In July 2012, Jaswinder performed a song "Bahut Yaad Aate Ho Tum" in an episode of Amir Khan's Satyamev Jayate.

Awards[edit]

He was awarded ‘The young Ghazal Maestro’ by Indian Music Academy. The title was presented by Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia in the presence of the former President of India, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam.

Recordings[edit]

  • " Ishq nahin aasaan " released by Saregama - HMV[4]
  • " Dilkash " released by Tips
  • "Yours Truly" released by Tips

Eternal released by Artistaloud / Hungama

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jasvinder Singh to perform in the city". mybangalore.com. Retrieved 12 November 2015. 
  2. ^ "Sound of music". The Hindu. 2012-12-05. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2016-07-14. 
  3. ^ Ujala Ali Khan. "Ode to the creative life of Kaifi Azmi". thenational.ae. Retrieved 12 November 2015. 
  4. ^ "Ghazal singer Jaswinder Singh launches his new album". ibnlive.com. Retrieved 12 November 2015. 

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