It is not very often that party-goers in the Capital dance to live music blended with tunes being spinned by a DJ at a nightclub. This is exactly what Friday night,at Lap,Hotel Samrat,was all about. DJ Stuart Ojelay,saxophonist Aimee Jay and percussionist Chris Budd brought in a fresh musical experience through their gig that is part of Heineken Hed Kandi Hours. Standing next to the DJ was Jay,who played the saxophone mostly associated with jazz and western classical music,and percussionist Chris Budd.
The classically-trained Jay said that she was always inspired by house music. While she started off as a classical player,she left it all when she discovered her love for jazz music and live performances. On his first visit to India,25-year-old percussionist Budd from Birmingham said,It is indeed quite exciting to play in a country which is so heavily influenced by rhythm.
After Delhi and Mumbai gigs,the trio will now perform in Bengaluru and Pune.