Popular singer Jaswinder Singh Dhami aka Jaz Dhami (right) is probably one of the rare Punjabi musicians who have undergone training in Indian classical music. The 30-year-old has been in the industry since 2008 and Jaz took his time to start a career in Bollywood, when he made his debut with Hum Ne Pee Rakhi Hai (Sanam Re; 2016).
“I always saw Bollywood as a natural progression in my career and that’s why I waited to start my career here. When I started off as a singer, I was from a classical background. So my music was not really commercial like Bollywood music,” he says.
However, after he found mainstream success with the single High Heels (2012) along with singer-musician Yo Yo Honey Singh, things changed for the singer who now stays in the UK. “After High Heels, I got a bit more confident with my music. After that I knew what kind of music people will like and will do well commercially. And a few years later, you saw me singing Bollywood songs,” he says.
Jaz says he wants to sing songs of every kind. “I have always maintained that I want to do different type of songs. I want to be challenged as an artist and try different genres. I just don’t want people to say that I can just sing dance numbers, or that I can sing only romantic songs. I want them to know I can sing any genre,” he signs off.