(Pronounced Ja-VA-lee) this up and coming arranger/composer, singer, and producer mixer/ engineer of her own jazz & r&b music. Born and raised in Sacramento, California Jhavali has been singing since the age of five. At the age of 11, she developed a love for writing music. Jhavali comes from a musical family and was introduced to r&b and jazz by her mother, father, and uncles. Her first instrument was in her 6th-grade band, which was the clarinet. There she learned to read music, taught by her music teacher coincidentally named Ms. Keys.
She also had a strong interest in playing drums and moved on from clarinet to learning about drums in 6th grade, starting with the snare drum. At the same time, Jhavali developed a strong interest in composing songs using her keyboard. She had a music book from a local music shop and in that book, she would find her passion. She picked a song to play using her Casio keyboard Frank Sinatra's "All Of Me". She re-wrote and re-mixed the song into a pop genre using her keyboard and has been writing music ever since.
By the age of 14 Jhavali was transforming the family room into a make-shift recording studio. Every weekend using her mother's home stereo equipment to make her own tracks. She used an analog stereo with a cassette deck and a couple of boom boxes and would use these to record and make her own instrumental loops. Mom never figured out how she did it!
Jhavali has been heavily influenced musically by jazz and r&b GREATS such as Angela Bofill, Anita Baker, The Whispers, The Manhattans the late James Ingram, Gregory Hines, Michael Jackson, Michael McDonald, Cameo, Chaka Khan, Dianne Reeves, Lionel Richie, Sheila E., Prince, the late Kashif, , Teena Marie, Mary J. Blige, David Sanborn, Kenny G., Jeff Lober, Paul Hardcastle, Patrice Rushen, FattBurger, Najee, Tom Browne, Alex Bugnon, Bob Baldwin, Bob James, Boney James, Roy Ayers, George Benson, Herbie Hancock, Stanley Clarke, Stevie Wonder, the late Grover Washington, George Howard, George Duke and many more.
Other than school bands, choirs, talent shows and her own personal pursuits outside of school, she did not pursue additional music education for her gifts Jhavali has a gift and brings raw and natural talent. Jhavali continues to work on perfecting her music production in conjunction with singing/songwriting , and composing.
In 2019 Jhavali worked with Award-winning pianist/composer and producer Bob Baldwin on her Debut single, entitled "Ooh-Woh-Ooh Woh," Bob Baldwin produced the track. Her single remained on the top 100 on Smooth Jazz Global. She has since completed over eight projects on her own, with her sixth project being her first self produced Album entitled "Let's Talk About It"! featuring Grammy nominated bassist David Dyson on three tracks.
Join jhavali on her musical journey and look out for new music and if God willing future performances from this indie artist.
As an independent artist Jhavali is embarking on her next journey, which will consist of jazz/soul jazz vocal projects infused with pop and r&b influences. Her goal is to continue growing her catalog, and audience/fan base. While perfecting her craft with the hopes of performing centerstage.
She currently has four new jazz singles currently out. "Back In The Day," " Fly" Away" , "Love Me For Me" along with her most recent " One Day Soon". And two r&b/soul singles " You & Passion," " and Love On The Line". Her most recent r&b release infused with a hip hop sound and her last release for the year is " So Real' which was released 11/25/22. Her first release for 2023' entitled " Be Still" is scheduled for release 1/6/23.
Her music is available on all platforms. You can support Jhavali on her journey by following her on Spotify and all Social Media platforms along with sharing, downloading, purchasing and streaming your favorite tunes by jhavali.
Please visit the site regularly for updates.
" One Day Soon" is available on all platforms Listen NOW!
Sign up to hear about upcoming shows, albums, and events.