Classically trained and soulfully inclined, Colorado singer-songwriter Jaanvi Gurung combines alt-rock, folk, blues, and soul in songs that soar with a hopeful conviction that is grounded in personal truth. Her originals range from lighthearted to melancholy, all conveying a sense of understanding, intensity, and composed musicianship of an artist beyond her years. A powerful and nuanced singer, accomplished multi-instrumentalist, and articulate lyricist, she addresses both the political and the personal with equal sensitivity and virtuosity.
Now age 14, Jaanvi has studied piano from age four and has been composing since. She plays orchestral cello and viola, but backs herself primarily on keyboard with the occasional addition of guitar and ukulele. In addition to her solo pursuits, Jaanvi frequently collaborates with local musicians and sings in her school’s advanced choir.
Her original track Glory Song is featured in a new video as well as on her first album Mercury Minded released on December 2017. It exemplifies her combination of social conscience with engaging honesty and compelling expression. She says, “When I penned Glory Song, I realized the gravity of dismay, violence, and disappointments in the world. Everyone has a voice, and it is only when you choose to acknowledge that voice, do you choose to work towards a better tomorrow.”
Jaanvi enjoys frequent media coverage in Colorado and online, and has played prominent venues throughout Colorado, including the famed Mishawaka Amphitheatre, the Colorado State University Stadium, FoCoMX, and Loveland’s Rialto Theater. Her musical associations include the Rising Artist Mentorship Program (RAMP) and music therapy charity Blue Star Connection.