Jayachandra Rao has performed with stalwarts of Indian Musicians and has won accolades from them. His virtuosity has found praise with all the senior musicians whom he performs with. He is known for his "Gayaki Style" of playing, his anticipation of the Manodharma (free style) of the main artist, clarity and sound stroke playing style. Jayachandra performs regularly for jazz music, world music, film recordings and experimental art endeavors. He has performed with world renowned artists like Dillon Fowler, Peter Stacey, Andrew Weichman and many others.