Jayashree R. Patnekar is a Hindustani classical vocalist. She has received training in Gwalior, Jaipur and Kirana gharana. Patanekar was initiated into Hindustani classical music by the late Vithalrao Pai at Sawantwadi. When she was 16 she began learning under K. D. Gavkar of the Kirana gharana at Mumbai. However, it was under Gajananrao Joshi (violinist and vocalist) that she matured as a vocalist. Joshi trained her in all aspects of the vocal music and nuances of Jaipur, Gwalior style of singing. She also took guidance from Nivruttibua Sarnaik and Pandit Ratnakar Pai of Jaipur gharana. In 1962-63, she stood first in the classical music competitions organised by AIR Bombay and the following year she stood second in the competition organised by AIR Delhi.
A regular artiste of All India Radio, she has performed for AIR Mumbai and from 1977 onwards from AIR Dharwad. Recognized as an ‘A’ Grade artiste in 1983, she has performed for National Programmes as well as Tuesday Night Concerts. A regular concert performer, she has participated in music conferences in the major cities of India as well as the NCPA, Dadar-Matunga Music Circle, Sawai Gandharva Music Festival, Pune (1993), Gwalior Sangeet Sammelan, Gwalior, Basant Sangeet Sammelan, Delhi and the AIR Sangeet Sammelan, Lucknow (2000).
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