Get ready to jazz it up

Get ready to jazz it up

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After a successful first edition, the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) is now all set to organise yet another musical show featuring jazz performances from leading bands across the globe.

global twist Peformers at the previous edition of Delhi Jazz Festival.

Other than Indian jazz bands, the show will also consist of bands from Germany, Spain, France , Mexico, Georgia and Poland.

The second edition of the ‘Delhi Jazz Festival’ is part of the annual feature on Delhi’s cultural calendar and will be presented by the ICCR at Nehru Park from March 16-18, starting 6.30 pm, in collaboration with Seher.

“Every major city like Montreal, London, Stockholm and Edinburgh has a world class jazz festival that is not just named after the city, but also defines its cultural ethos. With a truly international jazz festival, we intend to include Delhi in this list and make it a truly world class city. For the lovers of music in Delhi, this three-day festival would be a treat as they can listen to some great music from around the world in the serene environs of the Nehru Park. We dedicate this festival to the people of Delhi,” said Dr Suresh K Goel, director general, ICCR.

Being one of the cultural centres of India, Delhi played host to ICCR’s inaugural ‘Delhi Jazz Festival’ from April 8 to 10 last year where some eminent jazz musicians from all over the world had enthralled the crowd. The festival featured nine bands from seven countries. “It was the maiden inroad of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) into jazz as a tool of cultural link for jazz lovers from across the world,” explained Dr Goel.

Both international and Indian bands for the festival have been selected with great care. This year, some of the topnotch jazz bands from across the globe are participating in the three-day festival. Some of the bands that will be playing at the festival are ‘Wojtek Mazolewski Quintet’ from Poland, ‘HFT and The Louiz Banksmatrixx’ from India, ‘Dini Virsaladze Quartet’ from Georgia, ‘Moonarra’ (India), ‘Eol Trio’ (France), ‘Magos Herrara’ (Mexico), ‘Bica-Daerr-Stick Trio’ (Germany) and ‘Elkano Browning Cream’ from Spain.

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