Introducing multi-musician, composer and producer…Ajay Randhawa. This music aficionado out of Chicago has displayed the ability to practice and master an array of music, giving him the name JumpinGenres.
His journey began after being sent to school in India in grade school for two years. Being from the states, he struggled to relate to his peers in boarding school. He would then begin focusing his energy on his only outlet, music. His focus was not on the literature his boarding school taught but the raags and taals that were found in the depths of Indian musical tradition. Playing the dhol, harmonium and tabla in his spare time while taking in the vibrant sounds of India proved to be a key in his development.
Ajay could not put his instruments down, and would soon return back to the States. There he would focus his attention to the vibrant blues/jazz and hip hop cultures that encapsulates the great city of Chicago. Mastering his abilities on the keyboards and producing music would be his focus for the next ten years.
His diverse skill set has led him to be a part of a wide array of projects and musical endeavors. You can find Ajay Recording with world renowned classical guitarist Fareed Haque for a Honda Commercial and sharing a stage with Ustad Zakir Hussain at a Chicago Cultural Festival with 15,000 plus people in attendance. In addition Ajay has also accompanied on the keyboards the likes of Surinder Shinda, K.S. Makhan, Mohd. Saddiq, Baljit Malwa, Sarbjit Cheema, Debi Maksoospuri, Amar Arshi, Nachhattar Gill and many others.
Today he is honing his skills at the Tribeca Flashpoint Media Arts Academy and is lurking in the shadows of Bhangra music. His mission, to change how we perceive music. His avenue, will be his limitless creativity and dedication to introducing us to the new genre, the JumpinGenre.
Enjoy the promotional album Rennansiance 2012. He is currently working in the studios of Vince Lawrence on his forthcoming release and first song, Pyaar!