Rohith Jayaraman

Voice, Konnakol
Rohith Jayaraman

Born and raised in San Jose, California, Rohith Jayaraman is a vocalist, composer, and educator known for his soulful voice, speed, precision, and infectious energy. Rohith was trained in Carnatic music under his mother and guru, Asha Ramesh, a disciple of D.K. Jayaraman. For the last 10 years, he has been exploring the world of crossover music, working with (and learning from) his collaborators, who come from all around the world and bring expertise in areas as diverse as jazz, pop, Arabic music, metal, Gnawa, folk, electronica, and more.

Rohith has shared the stage with internationally acclaimed and award-winning artists such as A.R. Rahman, Tigran Hamasyan, Zakir Hussain, John McLaughlin, Shreya Ghoshal, Shankar Mahadevan, Clinton Cerejo, Vijay Prakash, and Ranjit Barot. He is also a vocalist, composer, and occasional percussionist with the world-renowned Berklee Indian Ensemble.

Outside of the performance space, Rohith has composed the score for a short film, written for multiple thematic dance productions, and directed several music videos. Rohith regularly conducts masterclasses and workshops in Indian classical concepts, and teaches Carnatic music applications to a select group of private students.

When he's not working on music, Rohith enjoys watching films, reading, grooming his beard, taking lengthy naps, and eating Mexican food.
A proud alum of Berklee College of Music, Rohith is currently the Assistant Manager of Berklee India Exchange (BIX).

Where they grew up:
San Jose, CA
Favourite BIE Song:
OH GOD I HATE THIS. Gut says Naan Yen
Least Favourite BIE Song:
To Play? Manmohini Morey — As a BIE Song? Rasaali
Cooks an AMAZING:
Pasta Bolognese
Third Favourite Color:
Red