Shruti Ramani

Shruti Ramani is an innovative emerging vocalist, composer, and educator based in Vancouver, Canada. Shruti hails from Mumbai, India, where she received a Bachelor’s degree in Hindustani music under the mentorship of Dr. Ritu Johri from the Agra Gharana. She moved to Canada and acquired a Bachelor’s degree in Jazz Studies (Performance) with a specialization in voice from Capilano University. Her original music is an exciting and novel combination of Indian and Jazz traditions. Shruti is the band leader of Raagaverse, an eclectic Indo-Jazz fusion ensemble. Raagaverse also includes Juno-nominated bassist Jodi Proznick, exemplary pianist and composer Noah Franche-Nolan, and dynamic drummer Nicholas Bracewell. Within one year of
forming, Raagaverse has performed at the Vancouver International Jazz Festival, Jazz at the Bolt, and the JazzYYC Canadian Festival. Raagaverse won a highly-competitive grant from the Canada Council for the Arts, which they used to record their debut album in the summer of 2023. Raagaverse’s album is set to release in the spring of 2024, and currently has three singles available on all streaming platforms: Saajan, Khaabon Ke Parindey, and Naina. Aside from spearheading Raagaverse, Shruti has earned a reputation as a multifaceted and versatile vocalist that can sing anything. Her agile and precise vocal style has allowed her to lend her musical voice to projects spanning a wide-range of genres, including Hindustani, Jazz, improvised music, pop, Carnatic, and European classical. Shruti describes her singing style as maximalist and heavily ornamented. She subverts traditional expectations within the realm of Jazz because of her formative training in Hindustani music.

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