Jaelem Bhate is a conductor, composer, and bandleader from Vancouver, B.C. whose musical diversity has come to
define his career. Equally comfortable in the jazz and classical worlds, he has been hailed as one of Canada’s
most promising emerging artists. Jaelem obtained his Master of Music degree in Orchestral Conducting in May,
2019 from UBC in Vancouver, and holds a Bachelor’s degree in percussion performance also from UBC. He has
maintained parallel studies in composition throughout his time as a student.
As a composer, Jaelem has been praised for possessing “a personal and highly effective voice” (Canadian Music
Center, 2018) and has written music for a wide array of ensembles and soloists