Jai UttalJai Uttal was born in New York city. When he was 19, he moved to California and became a student of famous Sarod player Ali Akbar Khan. He took traditional voice training and learnt sarod. Later, he traveled to India and studied yoga under Neem Karoli Baba. Indian Baul music deeply inspired him and he settled with the baul singers of Bengal. His association with the baul singers made him learn the process of communicating through music and this helped him immensely. With passing time, Jai Uttal became a popular musician, singer and songwriter. Jai Uttal's music is used in the practice of yoga. He has his own orchestra known as "Pagan Love Orchestra". Jai Uttal's recordings have elements of jazz music, reggae music and rock music. His music often feature powerful horn arrangements. Jai Uttal's music pieces are not only influenced by Baul but also have strong influence of kirtan and bhajan.

Episode Description Episode Date Download
Special Guest: Jai Uttal Thursday, November 03, 2011
Special Guest: Jai Uttal Thursday, August 25, 2011
Special Guest: Jai Uttal Thursday, February 24, 2011




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Jai Uttal

  • Love it! He is a master musician of the soul! PEACE!

    -- Lenora
  • Amo profondamente la sua musica, la collaborazione con B. Leinbach รจ sublime. grazie!! be happy, metta. carlos argaez.

    -- carlos argaez
  • Great musician. I really enjoy the music, good for the soul. Thank you Jai.

    -- Nicer Hassan
  • I teach Kundalini Yoga in Harrogate in Yorkshire England and his music has helped me (recently lost a friend) thank you

    -- Holly Deane
  • I am a yoga teacher at a treatment center in Arizona and the clients there love his voice. He have been chanting along with his songs.

    -- Sharlene Patnaude
  • I saw jai at chant for change. He has a great stage presence and is a talented vocalist.

    -- hargobind