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The Third Edition Of Jus’ Jazz Festival Begins In Mumbai Tonight

The jazz festival is being held in Mumbai, Pune and Delhi

Rolling Stone India Nov 08, 2013
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Tenor saxophonist Houston Person. Photo: Steve Mynett/Flickr/Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic

Tenor saxophonist Houston Person. Photo: Steve Mynett/Flickr/Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic

November is the month for the jazz, and while Goa is having its own jazz festival this month, Mumbai gets into the groove with the third edition of the Jus’ Jazz festival, from November 8th to November 10th at the National Center for the Performing Arts.

While Jus’ Jazz 2012 took place in Delhi and Mumbai last year, the festival adds Pune to the festival lineup, hosting international jazz from as far as Canada [pianist Renee Rosnes] to Russia [saxophonist Igor Butman] to Japan [guitarist Hideyaki Tokunaga and pianist Helen Sung] in three cities this month. While the Mumbai leg takes place at the NCPA, the festival pitches tent at Mapple Hotel in Delhi [between November 6th and 8th] and Shisha Jazz Cafe in Pune [between November 7th and 9th].

Organized by Mumbai-based society Jazz Addicts [which includes ROLLING STONE India columnist Sunil Sampat and Pradip Bhatia], this year’s lineup also includes Mumbai music institute The True School of Music’s faculty, who perform as the True School Manhattan Six Band, and American tenor saxophonist Houston Person [who worked with jazz legend Etta James].

Jus’ Jazz 2013 Lineup:

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November 8th 2013

Renee Rosnes Quartet featuring

Steve Wilson (Tenor Sax), Irene Rosnes (pianist), Peter Washington (Bass), Lewis Nash (Drums).

True School Manhattan Six Band:

Pawan Benjamin (Saxophone), Andrea Wood (Vocal), Angelo Di Loreto (Piano), Jeff Koch (Bass), Sean Richey (Guitar), Philippe Lemm (Drums).


November 9th 2013

The James and Wes Legacy Band:

Junichi Naruse (organ), Hideyaki Tokunaga (Guitar), Benny Soans (Drums), Zane Musa (Saxophone)

 Helen Sung Quartet featuring:

Regina Carter (Violin), Helen Sung (Piano), Rodney Green (Drums), Ben Williams (Bass)


November 10th 2013

Houston Person Quartet,
Houston Person (Tenor Saxophone), John Di Martino (Piano), Mathew Parish (Bass), Allan White (Drums).

Igor Butman Quartet featuring Fantine Pritoula (Vocals)
Igor Butman (Saxaphone), Anton Baronin (Piano), Vitaly Solomonov (Bass), Eduard Zizak (Drums).


The Jus’ Jazz Festival takes place at Jamshed Bhabha Theatre, NCPA from November 8th to November 10th. Tickets based on seating available on Bookmyshow.com for Rs 800, Rs 1,000, Rs 1,500 and Rs 2,000. 

Tickets for the Pune edition of the festival will be available at Shisha Jazz Cafe

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