The ongoing edition of Jazz India Circuit (JIC), currently one of the country's most eclectic jazz festivals, is all set for its grand finale on March 17, at One Golden Mile in New Delhi. Echoing with the flavour of freedom, which jazz is synonymous with, the circuit's final concert will be headlined by Grammy-nominated Jamison Ross, and will also showcase performances by students and teachers from One World College of Music and veteran Brazilian composer, pianist and singer Jim Porto in collaboration with Still Waters.
Produced and presented by Teamwork Arts, the 2017-18 season of the Jazz India Circuit is all about getting into the groove, the subtleties of rhythm and the power of percussion with legendary jazz drummers headlining an electrifying series of concerts across the country. The JIC 2017-18 season has brought to India some of the world's finest percussionists and drummers; the season began with Scandinavian drumming exponent Joost Lijbaart performing at the JIC Launch Concert at Gurugram, Jojo Mayer headlining the Goa International Jazz Live Festival and the first of the twin concerts in Delhi featuring Dave Weckl.
Commenting on this year's journey, Sanjoy Roy, MD, Teamwork Arts said, "People often mistake jazz to be a thing of the past, from the Jazz Age of the 1920s. But more than any other form of music, it is dynamic and a work in progress. At JIC, our endeavour is to provide music-lovers with a taste of one of the richest forms of music."
With the focus of this edition's JIC being on percussion, the circuit's finale will host Grammy-nominated percussionist, Jamison Ross. A composer, an arranger, a vocalist and drummer, Jamison takes listeners on a musical journey that unifies his drumming abilities and vocal assets.
If Ross represents the talent and promise of a younger generation of jazz musicians, veteran composer, pianist and singer, Jim Porto from Brazil, combines jazz with the infectious beats of Samba and the depth of Afro-funk, creating a mélange that has taken the world by storm. Porto will be collaborating with one of India's foremost drummers, Lester Godinho, and his band, Still Waters at the JIC closing.