Jayanth is one of the most sought – after flautists in the carnatic music arena. A prodigy, driven by divine in-born talent and bubbling enthusiasm in bamboo flute, he was naturally drawn into the tutelage of his grandfather, noted flautist Late T. S. Sankaran (prime disciple of Flute Mali) in a traditional guru-sishya parampara since the age of five. Much before at the age of four, he was grounded well in vocal music by his grand mother late V.S.Sundari.
Jayanth gave his first solo flute concert at an age of seven. His ability to play RTP in three speeds (thrikaalam) surprised the senior accompanists and the audience on that occasion.
He was awarded ‘A’ grade by All India Radio, Doordarshan when he was just 21. He has to his credit several solo flute concerts in India and Abroad. On his recent tour of the U.S.A he performed at the Drive East Festival in New York. His skills and mastery on rhythm was highly appreciated in “The New York Times” that carried a review of his concert.
He has a refined fingering and blowing technique which enables him to switch over to the BASS and DOUBLE BASS flutes with ease to cover lower octaves, which is acclaimed as a hallmark in his recitals. Jayanth naturally demonstrates depth and proximity to the lyrical aspect of a composition, given that he belongs to the pioneering school of Legendary Flute MALI. His spontaneity, perfect pitching coupled with expressive and bhava laden rendering has won him appreciation from his co-artists and music connoisseurs. He is known for his powerful blowing technique enabling him to produce base tonal effect in the lower octave (Mandhara sthaayi).
He has performed over 1000 solo flute recitals in major centres/sabhas in India, United States of America, United Kingdom, Singapore, Bali, Dubai, Kuwait and Re-Union Islands. Some of the major sabhas/venues he has performed at include The Madras Music Academy, Swathi Sangeethothsavam-Trivandrum Palace, Kalakshethra Foundation,The Shanmukhananda Hall – Mumbai, Chowdiah Hall – Bangalore, Prashanthi Nilayam – Puttaparthi, Kennedy Center – Washington DC, Purana Quila – Delhi, The Jaganmohana Palace – Mysore He has been accompanied by doyens of carnatic music like Umayalpuram K.Sivaraman, Late Sri Vellore Ramabhadran, Sri T.V.Gopalakrishnan, Sri T.K.Murthy, Sri Guruvayur Dorai, Sri Mannargudi Easwaran, Sri Bhakthavathsalam, Sri M.Chandrashekaran, Kum.Dwaram Mangathayaru, Sri S.Varadarajan, Sri Vittal Ramamurthy and other talented artists. He has also performed jugalbandhi with noted Hindustani flautist Pt.Ronu Majumdar.
Jayanth’s music is also inspired by legends G.N.B, T.N.R. and Semmungudi Srinivasa Iyer and tries to imbibe the best in their music. He is currently under the tutelage of Sri Sanjay Subrahmanyan. He has several Audio CDs and DVDs to his credit. He was awarded The Bharat Ratna M.S.Subbulakshmi Fellowship by Sri Shanmukhananda Sabha.