Jazz India Circuit: The reason why experimental musicians from around the world are flocking to Goa
Musicians draw influences from a wide range of places. So, it’s hard to fit them into boxes like traditional and avant-garde. The lineup at this year’s Jazz India Circuit takes this simple notion one step further. Teamwork Arts—the organisers who brought us events like the Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF)—have put together a solid roster for this year’s gala in Goa.
Over the last half-decade, Jazz India Circuit has showcased bigwigs including Stanley Jordan, Dave Weckl, Jojo Mayer|NERVE, Jamison Ross, and House of Waters.
This year, unique artistes who are pushing the boundaries of jazz are the focus of this edition. Expect everything from high-octane Canadian jazz to African folk. Their statement claims, “The Goa leg of Jazz India Circuit will be held at the International Centre Goa, from November 30th to December 1st 2019. This experimental, up-tempo and funky celebration of jazz will be juxtaposed with diverse genres like punk, funk, hip-hop, R&B and other forms of music.”
Artistes on the lineup include The Great Harry Hillman (a Swiss post-jazz quartet), Monoswezi (a collective of musicians from Mozambique, Norway, Sweden and Zimbabwe-based in Norway), Dainius Pulauskas Group (a Lithuanian jazz outfit), UK’s The Turbans, Scottish composer Simon Thacker, The Macha Gharibian Trio from France, The Shuffle Demons (Canada) and more.
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