Jai Row Kavi was born in Mumbai(1986), where he finished high school. He was raised in a family that enjoyed music of the ‘70s which exposed him to a broad range of influences including rock, soul, pop and blues.
He was 16 when he started playing the drums and took some lessons with friend and mentor Gino Banks. Since then he has played with diverse musicians and bands with various genres ranging from, Rock Bands like Zero, Aquired Funk Syndrome, Agnee ,Indus Creed and Vayu, Metal Bands like Pin Drop Violence, 13th Hour and Bhayanak Maut to Electro Pop with Func Intl., Pentagram, Distil Soul, Shaair ‘n’ Func and Ashu Pathak . He has performed concerts and recorded with Bollywood Artists like Vishal-Shekhar, Shankar-Ehsaan-loy, Kailasa, Shruti Haasan and Bappi & Bappa Lahiri and even played Indian fusion music with Rahul Sharma, Louiz Banks, Alms For Shanti and Niladri kumar. Currently he is recording and performing with rock giants Indus Creed ,pop/rock group Tough on Tobacco, The Naina Kundu Trio, and Electronica artists Shaair ‘n’ Func.
Jai was asked to Tour India with International singer/songwriter Aurora Jane. It was an extremely successful and well received 5 city tour.
At 19, Jai studied at Musicians Institute (MI), Hollywood, California, majoring in percussion. At MI, he studied various art forms of drums and music, such as playing with loops, latin rhythms, jazz and a variety of styles. Jai won the Best Drummer award at the inaugural Jack Daniels Indian Rock Awards 2007.