Jazz, up close and personal
If you love soaking in mesmeric basslines and melodies by Miles Davis, Ella Fitzgerald and Kurt Elling, this news will come like music to the ears. Bringing back the era when Mumbai was a Jazz lover’s paradise, Jus’ Jazz, a three-day festival is set to enthrall one and all with a line-up boasting of talented musicians from across the globe.
“With Jus’ Jazz 2013, our endeavour is to introduce the finest world-class mainstream and classical Jazz to India and recreate its magic in our country,” says Sunil Sampat of Jazz Addicts, an association of Jazz enthusiasts that organises the festival.
Spread across three cities — Mumbai, Pune and New Delhi — the festival’s Mumbai chapter will begin on November 8 at NCPA, and will encapsulate a bouquet of talent including renowned artistes Renee Rosnes (Piano) along with Peter Washington (Bassist), Steve Wilson (Tenor Sax) and Lewis Nash (Drummer) followed by True School Manhattan Six Band, Pawan Benjamin (Sax), Andrea Wood (Vocal), Angelo Di Loreto (Piano), Jeff Koch (Bass), Seam Richey (Guitar) and Philippe Lemm (Drums) amongst others.
“Mumbai and Jazz have a curious relationship. If the sequence of continuous Jazz festivals held in our city is observed, Mumbai has the longest running series of Jazz festivals outside of the US and Europe. The NCPA and Jazz Addicts are committed to continuing this tradition and intend to organise many such Jazz festivals throughout the year,” explains Farrahnaz Irani, Head of Programming, Western music, NCPA.
Till November 10
At Jamshed Bhabha Theatre, NCPA, Nariman Point.
Highlights at jus’ jazz 2013>>
>Distinguished Jazz violinist Regina Carter performs with Helen Sung for the first time in India.
>The festival features internationally acclaimed Jazz musicians — Steve Wilson, Zane Musa, Igor Butman, Helen Sung and Fantine Pritoula.
>Six acts over three days to enthrall music buffs.