Colin D’Cruz (Guest Writer)'

Colin D’Cruz (Guest Writer)'

America says Jazz is its gift to the world, the truth however is the other way round. If Jazz is the art of musical improvisation, then it has been around for far longer than the two hundred odd years since America was born out of captain Christopher Columbus' navigational error. Indian classical music for example, is all about improvised music and has a history of over two thousand years. Likewise, almost every country in the world has a tradition of improvised music in various forms.

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29.01.2011

Mumbai Jazz revival!

Published in News Story
Just when I thought things couldn't get worse for Mumbai's jazz scene, things went and got verse! Dom Moraes presented his poetry read by Denzil Smith, accompanied by Steve Siqueira on keyboards. I've heard of painting with jazz now poetry reading with jazz, whats next? Cooking with jazz! And why not? Jazz after all is the only all encompassing art form that embraces all other forms of music, dance, drama, chemistry, biology and other yet to be discovered vices. Trafalgar Chowk, Bandra's new din …
29.01.2011

JAZZ YATRA 2002

Published in Concert Reviews
For the sixteenth time since the first Jazz Yatra way back in 1978, an amazing number of Jazz lovers showed up at Mumbai's Rang Bhavan for Jazz Yatra 2002. What happens to Jazz fans in between yatras will remain one of life's biggest mysteries. The once upon a time 'Jazz by the bay' is now ready for a third name change to 'Just not Jazz by the bay!' Anyway credit goes to Mr. Niranjan Jhaveri and his Jazz-India team for reviving this great form of music every couple of years. The Jazz Yatra is no