When the oldest attendee at last years Delhi Jazz Festival turned up in a wheelchair,it was obvious that the new event was tugging at the heartstrings of the Capitals music lovers. To drive in the point even more strongly,8,000 people turned up to listen to the sound of the saxophone and more. Today,as the second edition of Delhi Jazz Festival kicks off,thousands of people will stream in again at Nehru Park.
Three bands will perform for an hour each,over the next three days, says Sanjeev Bhargava of Seher,who is organising the show in collaboration with Indian Council of Cultural Relations. Among the highlights are several international bands Eol Trio from France,Elkano Browning Cream from Spain,Polish group Wojtek Mazolewski Quintet,the German Bica-Daerr-Stick Trio,Dini Virsaladze Quartet from Georgia and Mexican artiste Magos Herrara.
Jagadeesh MR of Moonarra,a Bengaluru-based Indian classical and jazz band that will perform on Day Two,says hes looking forward to the high energy level at Nehru Park. Moonarra has performed at a number of overseas jazz festivals and will present original scores in a mix of Hindustani and Carnatic music with jazz sounds. The festival will also see Indias jazz veteran,Louiz Banks and his band,The Louiz Banks Matrixx Band,performing hardcore jazz numbers on Day One.
Delhi Jazz Festival starts tonight at 6.30 pm,and is on till March 18 at Nehru Park. Contact: 9811423444