Pandit Jayateerth Mevundi is a Hindustani classical vocalist of the Kirana Gharana and hails from Hubli in North Karnataka. He took to music at a very tender age under the guidance of his mother, Sudhabai who was fond of Purandara Dasa (a famous Carnatic music composer) songs.
His formal training in classical music was from Sangeet Ratna Pt. Arjunsa Nakod and he continues to learn from Pt. Shripati Padegar, a disciple of Pt Bhimsen Joshi. His singing style is reminiscent of Kirana gharana doyen, Bharat Ratna Pandit Bhimsen Joshi and is deeply influenced by Carnatic music.
Besides the Young Maestro award that he received from President Abdul Kalam in 2007, Mevundi has won accolades including the Pt. Jasraj Gourav Puraskar(1995), the Mewati Gharana Sangeet Gourav Puraskar (2000) and the Shanmukhananda Sangeet Shiromani Award (2005), Mumbai. He is an ‘A Top’ graded artist at All India Radio (AIR).
Jayateerth is also an admirer of playback singers like Lata Mangeshkar, Mohammed Rafi, Asha Bhosle, Kishore Kumar, PB Sreenivas, Vani Jayaram and S Janaki. He describes himself as a fan of raaga-based film music.