Blues N’ Jazz

Bringing alive the true Jazz moments, NCPA Mumbai presents, Blues N’ Jazz Series: Jazz at Its Best, this sunday. Witness the eclectic mix of the best Jazz musicians from across the globe including the US, Cyprus, Netherlands, Italy and Germany. All the highly talented and young musicians of the night are proud to be a part of the faculty at Mumbai’s The True School of Music. Believe us, this will be the biggest Jazz music night, you will ever witness. Jazz lovers, this is the night you can’t afford to miss!

The music for the concert is composed and arranged by renowned pianist Jo Junghanss, who recently celebrated the premiere of his compositions at Carnegie Hall, New York City. The music is arranged in the tradition of Jazz, bringing blues, soul and groove alive. His special part of the jazz concert series will feature a hand-picked international ensemble playing original jazz music. In the band, on the piano will be Jo Junghanaa, vocals will be of Mugdha Hasabnis, on the guitar will be Odysseas, Gianluca Libratore will be on the Bass, Dhir Mody will be on Percussion, on the tabla will be Pankaj Pathe and Saurav Ghosh will be on Drums. This will surely be a night to remember.

Mumbai’s The True School of Music has always remain in the centre of entertainment industry. It has produced some of the best musicians and Djs in the music industry. Jo Junghanss, the music composer and arranger for the concert is the Dean of The True School of Music. He has often been described as having “powerful, innovative sounds, expressiveness and almost explosive tension” and his improvisations “masterful”. He has recorded as sideman and bandleader for European music labels and played with Jazz greats like, John Riley, Dick Oatts and John Patitucci. As a composer, he has written for both classical and jazz musicians, and among his works are pieces for electronics and fixed media, film scores, and big and small band works.

Jazz is a kind of music which has embraced both East and West. Over the time we have seen some notable collaboration like that of Pandit Ravi Shankar and John Coltrane – where the western Jazz and Indian traditional music sublimes together. In Blues N’ Jazz Series: Jazz at its Best, you will witness the Indian Traditional Music subliming beautifully with the Western Jazz. The concert will showcase the best of both, the Jazz and Indian Traditional music.