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Celebrating Jazz

 MPost |  2015-12-01 21:15:07.0  |  New Delhi

Celebrating Jazz

Jazz enthusiasts can enjoy music in full fervour as Capital Jazz, in collaboration with Teamwork Arts is going to  present Jazz Utsav 2015, a 2 day festival featuring the best known Jazz artistes from India and across the globe in the national Capital.

This year, in its 31st edition, this definitive Jazz festival held annually in the capital, celebrates the coming together of the past, present and future of Jazz. It will be held on December 5-6 at One Golden Mile, R K Puram.

With the Jazz Utsav, Capital Jazz have been pioneers in bringing the best of Indian and International Jazz artistes together on the same platform in India, and are largely credited for the growing appreciation of this genre of music in India. This year, Teamwork Arts, India’s premier arts and entertainment company have signed a partnership with Capital Jazz to present Jazz Utsav and explore touring this to a number of Indian cities.

This year’s line-up is sure to brighten the mood of music enthusiasts in Delhi with a stellar line-up including The Woodstock Jazz Band of the students from Mussoorie’s Woodstock School and Joel Lyssarides from Sweden representing the electrifying Future of Jazz; the legendary flag bearers of its unforgettable Past - Derek Julien, who was part of the first wave of Jazz in India in late ‘60s, and Karim Ellaboudi featuring Vasundhara. Then there are the beacons of present day Jazz - international Jazz rage Arthur Dutkiewicz Trio from Poland and the current toast of the Jazz circuit -Rudresh Mahanthappa’s Gamak from USA, with his grounding in Carnatic classical music and his passion for jazz coming together to craft a unique blend of music.

Commenting on Jazz Utsav 2015, Sanjoy Roy, Managing Director of Teamwork Arts said, “Teamwork Arts aims to create exponential value for the arts by bringing to the forefront a multitude of art forms through our events and festivals.  In Capital Jazz we’ve found partners who are just as passionate and enthused with these ideas and have kept alive the love for this exciting musical genre. With the best of musicians from India and across the world, this year’s Jazz Utsav will be an unparalleled celebration of all things Jazz and over the next few years we hope to grow this festival into one of Asia’s major music events.”

Astri Ghose of Capital Jazz said, “This year’s festival is special. We have the best of Indian jazz with the amazing guitar of Derek Julien. Women are well represented. If you haven’t heard Kittu Sequeira or Vasundhara Vidalur it’s time you did at Jazz this year. And if you wonder what the future holds for Indian jazz, see the talented young girls and boys in the Woodstock Jazz.”

Jazz Utsav began in 1978 and has found a dedicated following and is credited with largely influencing the Jazz scene in India, bringing together old and new lovers of this musical style. This definitive annual festival is attended by Jazz enthusiasts from across ages and walks of life, including young music lovers, executives, diplomats, ambassadors, judges, working professionals and other eminent personalities. The festival is now in its 31st year and has, in the past, featured some of the best names in the Jazz world, like Sonny Rollins, Larry Carlton, Trilok Gurtu and Wayne Krantz.

When: December 5-6
Where: One Golden Mile, R K Puram

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