Pt.Jitendra Kumar Swain who comes from Odisha lives in New Delhi. He had his training under famous exponents of table like Pt. Gopinath Behera, Pt. Vinod Pathak, and Pt. Suresh Talwalkar. He obtained his Sangeet Alankar degree (M. Music) from A.B.G.M.V. Mandal, Mumbai in 1992. He also has a Master of Arts degree in economics. In addition to table, he also plays pakhawaj. He has taught table for 20 years in different institutions including Kala Vikas Kendra, Cuttack, DAV Public schools, Amrita Vidyalayam, Gandharva Mahavidyalaya, and Matri Kala Mandir in Delhi, and Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Cultural Cooperation in Trinidad and Tobago. He has performed in many places in India including Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh under SPIC MACAY, Meerut, Chennai, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Ujjain, Pune etc. in classical concerts. He has also performed for soldiers in Drass and Kargil sectors. Since 1997, Jitendra has performed in many countries including Japan (1997), Singapore (2001), Brazil (2003) during tour with Samvad Group, Belgium (2004), South Korea (2005) for Asian Music Camp and Tabla Workshop, and Germany (2005). He has played pakhawaj in Mauritius, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia, and Batswana. He has also performed in Paris (2008), Spain (2009), New York (2010), and Colombia (2011).
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