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Bassist Bass Guitar Player India
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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 was released in June 2014. 

Jayen Varma endorses GruvGear FretWraps 

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“Based on certain bass guitar techniques emphasizing speed, I had in the past set records for the fastest bass player.  But I have come to realize that all accomplished bassists are fastest in their own styles and techniques.  And I no longer wish to be known for titles based on speed.  I respect everyone who plays the bass.” Jayen Varma

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Accolades and Acknowledgements from Legends of Bass Guitar

 

Bootsy Collins, the legendary Bass Player :

“WOW! JAYEN, IT IS WITH AMAZING SPEED THAT YOU PLAY, AND THE GREAT THING IS TO HAVE A GOOD FEELING ALONG WITH THE SPEED! YOU ARE RIGHT UP THERE WITH ALL THE REST OF THE GREATS! EXPOSURE IS THE KEY, BECAUSE YOU ARE WITHOUT A DOUBT, FUNKY! LOVIN’ WHAT YOU DO WITH THAT BASS, YOUR OTHER BROTHER, BOOTSY”

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Billy Sheehan, The great Bass Player:

“Nice (video) ….Loved it”

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Victor Wooten, the legendary Bassist :

“VERY COOL. I LOVE THE IDEA. ANYTIME I MEET A PERCUSSIONIST FROM INDIA, I HAVE THEM PLAY MY BASS LIKE THAT. IT’S VERY INSPIRATIONAL. THANX, VIC”

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James LoMenzo, the great Bass Guitarist for the bands Megadeth, White Lion and Lynch Mob:

“JAYEN, I’M SO INSPIRED BY YOUR TALENT, NOT JUST SPEED BUT THE PRECISION AND MUSICALITY ! I’M A BIG FAN ! BEAUTIFUL !  JLO”

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Jeff Berlin, one of the greatest Bassists:

“I JUST HEARD YOUR MUSIC AND IT DEFINITELY SOUNDS INFLUENCED BY THE MUSIC OF INDIA. IT SOUNDS REALLY GREAT, AND I WISH YOU ALL THE BEST AND MUCH SUCCESS WITH YOUR MUSIC. BEST REGARDS, JEFF”

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Marcus Miller, the great funk Bassist:

“SOUNDING GOOD, BRO!!!”

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Regi Wooten, the legendary Guitarist/ Bass Player/teacher and brother of the great Bassist Victor Wooten:

“YOUR PLAYING IS UNIQUE AND FANTASTIC.. I APPRECIATE YOU”

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Stuart Hamm,  Bass legend :

“NEVER GIVE UP HOPE!!!!… ~S~”

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Kai Eckhardt, one of the greatest Bass Players of indo-jazz fusion and Bass Player for John Mclaughlin and Billy Cobham:

“ALRIGHT JAYEN, YOU ARE NOT AFRAID TO GO FOR THE UNCONVENTIONAL, ROCK ON! BEST WISHES,  KAI”

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Brian Bromberg, the great Bassist:

“IT’S VERY COOL…..I LOVE SEEING NEW STYLES”

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David Pastorius, the amazing Bassist from the family of legendary Bass player of all time, Jaco Pastorius:

“I HAVE WATCHED SOME OF YOUR VIDEOS AND YOU ARE VERY TALENTED. I WOULD LOVE TO JAM WITH YOU SOMETIME”

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Michael Henderson, Grammy Nominated Singer/Songwriter and Bass Guitarist for Miles Davisand Stevie Wonder:

“FANTASTIC SOUNDS!, Michael Henderson”

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Phil Powell, the great Fretless Cat Bass :

“BRO, YOU ARE ONE AMONG THE GREATEST BASSISTS OF ALL TIME”

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