Swinging to Latin jazz tunes

Last Updated 23 June 2014, 14:01 IST

The third edition of the ‘Whitefield Jazz Fridays’, a unique initiative to showcase and promote jazz bands and musicians, especially in Whitefield, was recently held at Herbs and Spices, Whitefield.

The show was simply scintillating with a packed house and great musicians taking the stage.The Whitefield Jazz Quartet, comprising Jagadeesh MR of ‘MoonArra’ on guitars, Bharat Nair on guitars, Imraan Jamal on drums and Joshua Lance on bass, played an entertaining set. 

But what made it even more special was the fact that they were joined by three special guest musicians — Madhuri of ‘MoonArra’ on vocals, Sulaiman Jamal on harmonica and Wilbur Colaco on saxophone and clarinet. 

The ensemble played a delightful and pulsating mix of Latin jazz tunes such as ‘Wave’, ‘Brasil’ and ‘Blue Bossa’ to name a few. 

Adding to the unique repertoire were classic movie themes like ‘Fiddler on the Roof’, ‘Pink Panther’ and jazz standards such as Miles Davis’ classic ‘Freddy Freeloader’ to an audience who only wanted more. 

The refreshing cool June air and the verdant green ambience of Herbs and Spices made it a magical evening. 

 Tony Singh, who attended the concert with his family, said that he thoroughly enjoyed the performance. 

   “This was an awesome evening and these guys were an absolute delight to watch and listen to. I don’t remember having this much fun in a long time. However, I wish that they had played a longer set as it was too enjoyable to end,” he added. 

Aditya Menon, a corporate professional in the audience was all praises for the event. He said, “It was one of those performances which I enjoyed thoroughly without having even a drop of alcohol.”

Daryl, a visitor from Goa, was seen in a big group with his family. 

   He said, “I never knew that the jazz scene in Bangalore was so vibrant. I must admit that today’s music and the entire performance just lifted us off our feet.”

(Published 23 June 2014, 14:01 IST)

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