Jim Gelcer is a singer, multi-instrumentalist, composer, and producer. Originally from Cape Town, South Africa, now based in Toronto, Canada, Jim has recorded and performed around the world with artists as diverse as Lee Aaron, The Flying Bulgar Klezmer Band, Reg Schwager, and Dave Young. His style has been called “welcoming, inviting, and contagious,” and blends together traditional Sanskrit chants with R&B, jazz, and rock. One of the few Canadian artists invited to perform at Kripalu and Bhakti Fest, Jim’s recording of Sivananda chants, “Bhagavan,” was hailed as one of the year’s best by American radio shows In The Spirit and Full Lotus Kirtan. Other notable recordings include Bhakti Groove Machine, Going OM, and his latest, Cape Town to Kolkata.
Jim Gelcer (Siva) will teach you the words and melodies of the Sivananda daily chants and more.