Jai Uttal

Jai Uttal

Grammy nominated Jai Uttal (2002 Mondo Rama) is a pioneer in the world music community with his eclectic "East-meets-West" sound. Uttal's album Queen of Hearts (Nutone Records) is a unique mixture of reggae, ska, and samba rhythms, used as a backdrop for call and response, dance-oriented Kirtan.

As a child in New York City, Jai's home was filled with music. He began studying classical piano at the age of seven, and later learned to play old time banjo, harmonica, and guitar. His exploratory nature soon took him even further afield,... more