Jazz Goa

Jazz Goa

Website URL: http://www.jazzgoa.com

 

Bonny Remedios records debut album!

The Goa Marriott resort's chilled out lounge bar AZ UR seems to be the first off the block to usher in the new season with some world class international artistes being featured almost every Friday as guest performers with the house band Jazz Junction. The band features some of the most accomplished jazz musicians in the country, quite capable of backing any of the international jazz artistes that have now become a regular feature ever since they began playing here in July this year.

 

Live at the Blue Frog

Goa Chitra presented two quartets absolutely unplugged. The Emilliano da Cruz quartet featuring Goas music maestro himself on violin and mandolin Oscar on guitar Colin D'Cruz on bass and Carlos Gonsalves on percussion. Geetu Hinduja's quartet had the amazing singer/songwriter on vocals and guitar Roque Lazarus on guitar and melodica with Colin D'Cruz and Carlos Gonsalves on bass and drums again. The show was split into two halves with local icon Emmilliano doing the honours as the opening act. Emmilliano made himself at home onstage from the word go and promptly had the audience eating right out of his palms that caressed his two loves th...
Goa Chitra celebrated carnival in style, Brazilian style. Fauzia Maria Beg an accomplished singer of Indian origin who is based in Germany, has been singing Brazilian songs with her ten piece German band for the last fifteen years. Brazilians who have seen her perform find it hard to believe that she is of Indian origin. Fauzia has captured the essence of Brazilian music and made it her own simply because it was a form of music she enjoyed performing the most. Her articulate pronunciation, rhythmic scatting and exuberant stage presence has won her accolades from Latin jazz connoisseurs around the world. Goa could not have had a more appro...
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
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