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Jazz Goa

Jazz Goa

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Goa Chitra presented Indo-jazz fusion diva Sandhya Sanjana live in concert with her band Random Access Melody' featuring Vishnu Prabhu on bansuri Bob Tinker on trumpet Xavier Peres on keyboards Colin D'Cruz on bass and Dennis Coelho on drums. Sandhya co-founded India's pioneering fusion band 'Divya' in the early eighty's before migrating to Amsterdam where she went about recording and performing her own compositions with artistes from all over the world. Her recently launched album also called 'Random Access Melody\' has received rave reviews in the international circuit and her current live performance repertoire is largely based on tracks f...
Goa Chitra members demanded and got back the Beat Root Blues Band for an encore concert on the 15th of January. In a new avataar this time the band featured a completely local lineup made up of some of the hottest musicians on Goa's live music circuit. The concert began with UK 'Goan' Dave Kelly doing a soulful solo spot singing while accompanying himself on an acoustic guitar. This triggered off the over enthusiastic full house eagerly anticipating another electrifying performance from a phenomenal band that they either heard or heard of. And they were not disappointed The pivot around which the band revolves singer/harp player Prati...


A little under two hundred years ago, a bunch of American musicians discovered the joy of improvising and called it jazz. Meanwhile over two thousand years ago, Indian classical musicians were busy setting the rules for those American musician's joy. If jazz is improvised music, Indian classical music is jazz! Now that we've discovered who really discovered jazz, it's time to take a good look at the state of jazz in India. The name of India's most popular live jazz venue located in Mumbai …

People came in with great expectations and they were not disappointed by the band that's billed for one of the world's biggest blues festival slated for February 2011 in Mumbai. The Beat Root Blues Band featuring Pratish Motwane on harp and vocals, Dave Kelly on guitar, Colin D'Cruz on bass and Claude Abranches on drums took off from the word go. Goa Chitra's amazing amphitheatre was set ablaze by some smoking blues from four musicians all fired up for their first gig in India. Every track they
The Brown Indian Band-Fusion Lounge The Brown Indian Band's Fusion Lounge is a chilled out, laidback sound of indo-jazz fusion. The album features Dhiraj Kapadia on bansuri, Prashant Salil on santoor, Tony Dias on keyboards, Colin D'Cruz on fretless bass and Jayesh Dhargalkar on tabla. The Band led by Colin, has floating members and has featured some of the most accomplished Indian classical musicians in concert with jazz virtuosos over the years. Indian classical music can be compared to jazz a
29.01.2011

Jazz Goa

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Goans have given our country and the world for that matter, some great musicians. If the Indian film music industry is making international inroads these days, it is thanks to the foundations that were laid down by Goan musicians. Infact, Goa can now be called India’s music capital. Unfortunately the state of musicians in our music capital has deteriorated and keeps deteriorating by the day, thanks to short sighted event organizers and so called ‘promoters’ who have been happily promoting themse
Jazz Junction was formed in Goa in the year 2004 by virtuoso jazz bassplayer Colin D'Cruz. Over the years, the band's personnel continously changed to include some of the most accomplished local as well as visiting international jazz artistes. Colin always believed that the most magical moments in jazz always happen in concert as opposed to clinical studio sessions. One good reason why Jazz Junction's debut album is recorded live in it's truest sense. All ten tracks in this album are taken right
Goa based record label 'Rock and Raaga' has released the Brown Indian Band's debut album titled 'E-Fusion'. The Brown Indian Band led by bassplayer Colin D'Cruz, features accomplished Indian classical musicians in concert with jazz virtuosos. Indian classical music and jazz are both forms of improvised music. Indian classical music is linear and improvisation is based on just one raga (scale). Jazz on the other hand has a broader palette where multiple scales are often used to improvise through

Shisha Cafe, ABC Farms, Koregaon Park presents JAZZ JUNCTION featuring Natasha D'Souza-vocals Natasha all of twenty two years, is one of India's most promising jazz talents. She has an impressive repertoire of jazz standards and has been performing on a resident contract with the Hilton hotel in Mumbai.

Simon Hewitt-saxophone Simon is an Australian saxophonist in India to study the bansuri with Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia. He is also a singer/songwriter with four albums out on major r

They have carved a niche in India and they are out to make a mark in Europe now. The Brown Indian Band is all set to wow 18 cities across that continent next year. And their European adventure comes with a rare honour for any Indian band: In April 2007, when the band rocks Europe, they will actually be doing so as the opening act for the legendary singer Sting in a series of concerts.

It all started at JW Marriott hotel, where the band has been playing regularly since April. " After a

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