The Indian born Canadian Violinist A. Jayadevan hails from a family of artists, his grand father being Abhayadev, a well known name both in Malayalam film and literary worlds. Jayadevan started learning violin at his young age under Kalaksethram Madhu and Nedumangadu Sivanandan. By the time he had become a post graduate in his academic pursuits, Jayadevan had travelled all over the world and has accompanied numerous world renowned artists for music concerts including the legendary singer Dr. M. Balamuralikrishna, Dr.K.J Yesudas, TM Krishna, Aruna Sairam, P unnikrishnan, Sikkil Gurucharan, Sandeep Narayanan et cetera.
The famous music producers of India Invis records released Jayadevan’s several CD’s of Carnatic music, Jugalbandhi and fusion. His first cd is accompanied by the famous Mridangam maestro Sri. Thiruvarur Bakthavalsalam. His last album “Entwined” released by Balamuralikrishna in Toronto, in May 2013. His upcoming album is composed and directed by the famous musician Srivalsan J Menon, in which the violin is given the most predominance. Jayadevan had the rare privilege of being adjudged as a top artist among talented youngsters and got the award from Mahatma Gandhi University in 1991.
Jayadevan arranged and conducted fusion music programmes with western artists in the prestigious Toronto Jazz Music Festivals including Harbor Front Festival, Toronto Music Garden festival, Desi Festival, Mosaic, Music has no boundaries, IIFA Bollywood awards etc. He was one of the Directors of the Indian Panorama Canada since 2004. He founded Toronto Sangeeth Utsav in 2013 to promote Toronto based musicians, which is very popular now. He has his own music school called by Sariga Music, Arts and Creations. Now his students are also performing well and accompanying other eminent artists.