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Gig Review: New Brazilian Music & Jazz, Mumbai

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Brazilian guitarist Daniel Marques and Dutch flautist Mark Alban Lotz played an intricate set to a rather undersized audience

Ella and Duke’s Place

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The pair took jazz music into the stratosphere and their inspiration to musicians and listeners everywhere is awe inspiring

Jazz Corner: 10 Fun Jazz Songs to Listen to

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From Louis Armstrong to John Hendricks to Frank Sinatra; a look at some of the most enjoyable jazz tunes

Beth Hart: ‘I Know What Makes Me Connect to My Music’

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The American singer-songwriter discusses her influences, live albums and her upcoming India visit

Jazz Corner: Is Music a Perception or is it Quality?

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In a music world increasingly proliferated by the ‘mass entertainment’ festival, how do we strike the perfect balance between enjoying the music and experiencing the atmosphere?

Gig Review: Zakir Hussain, Niladri Kumar Honor Vanraj Bhatia

Zakir Hussain, Niladri Kumar and Rakesh Chaurasia paid tribute to celebrated composer Vanraj Bhatia at NCPA Mumbai.

Several celebrated musicians from across the country gathered at NCPA Mumbai to honor the veteran composer

Gig Review: Zakir Hussain Presents Abhisaran

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Prithvi Theatre’s 33rd Memorial Concert saw Louiz Banks, Sanjay Divecha, Niladri Kumar and more join the tabla maestro for an indo-jazz fusion treat

Festival Review: Colombo Jazz Festival 2017

London-based jazz vocalist Vanessa Haynes impressed with her powerful voice.

Despite repeated disruptions due to the weather, the festival managed to impress with a lineup that featured Mud Morganfield, Incognito and more

Jazz Corner: Jazz Piano to the Fore

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From Nat ‘King’ Cole to Chick Corea to Count Basie; a look at some of the finest jazz pianists

Al Jarreau: The Passing of a One-Off Musician

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Jarreau evolved a style very much his own and specialized in singing the fast but wordless sounds of bebop jazz, earning him the tag, Acrobat of Scat

A New Beginning by Out of Office


  • May 28th, 2017 The Foxtrot Project V2 Tour ft Syncopation in New Delhi at Piano Man Jazz Club
  • May 28th, 2017 Bonded by Blood ft Kryptos, Gothmiq, Symphonic Eternity in Bengaluru at Blue Frog
  • May 28th, 2017 Bombay Bassment in Pune at High Spirits
  • May 28th, 2017 Infected Mushroom in Pune at Blue Frog
  • May 28th, 2017 Thunderstruck X ft. Bhayanak Maut, Spud In The Box & Sifar in Mumbai at Mumbai Music Institute, Kandivali



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