Innovator of Indian Slap Bass


Jayakumar KeralaVarma a.k.a Jayen Varma is an Indian Bass Guitar Player. He has been in the world of music for the last four decades performing with various musicians and bands of different genres in and outside India.

He is known for innovating the idea of Indian Slap Bass – the novel technique of applying tabla and mridangam based finger movements on bass guitar.  The innovation has gained him fans across the world and acknowledgements from many great bassists.  

He has also sung in a Malayalam movie.  The song named ‘The country song’ composed by Gopi Sundar for the movie Koothara became popular immediately after it’s release in June 2014. 

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