Goa Khabar: The Jazz India Circuit (JIC) Goa is coming back to the International Centre Goa (ICG) Dona Paula on November 30 and December 1 this year.
In a media release issued in the city on Thursday, Teamwork Arts, the organisers of the festival said that the 2019 edition would once again feature path-breaking contemporary jazz musicians from India and around the world who continue to push the boundaries of the genre today.
The JIC is a one-stop destination to hear the newest and most diverse acts in contemporary jazz. As has been the practice for so many years, the Jazz India Circuit brings the best of modern jazz to Goa. Experimental, up-tempo, funky and daring, jazz has always been at the cutting edge of what is possible and this year will be no different.
This year, JIC Goa boasts an unbelievable line-up of talented artistes and celebrated performers. High-energy Canadian band, ‘The Shuffle Demons’ will showcase their signature genre bending, visually entertaining and funny compositions. Acclaimed singer and songwriter Macha Gharibian will create an elegant blend of jazz, folk and pop with the terrific ‘Macha Gharibian Trio’. Described as ‘one of the most important musicians of his generation’, virtuoso guitarist, Simon Thacker brings his pioneering guitar style to India for the first time. ‘Karan Khosla and Company’ will bring together seasoned jazz musicians from Goa and across India to play an authentic jazz set that spans the gamut of the jazz idiom, from bebop to contemporary.
The circuit will also see ‘The Turbans’ bring together sounds from ‘(m)anywhere’ with their interstellar live show. One of the most influential Lithuanian jazz units, ‘Dainius Pulaskas Group’, will showcase their unique brand of progressive Lithuanian jazz-fusion. Norway-based collaborative musical group ‘Monoswezi’ will perform traditional African songs mixed with cool Scandinavian jazz. Swiss post-jazz quartet, ‘The Great Harry Hillman’ will combine jazz, rock and improve into a subdued, layered yet thrilling sound.
Speaking about the Goa leg of JIC 2019, Sanjoy K. Roy, Managing Director of Teamwork Arts, said, “At Teamwork Arts we are constantly pushing the boundaries and creating novel experiences in the world of performing arts. The JIC celebrates the best of contemporary jazz bringing new idioms and the innovative spirit of jazz to the forefront for Indian audiences. JIC Goa showcases experimental jazz that blends diverse genres like punk, funk, hip-hop, folk and world music.”
This year, JIC will offer much more with music workshops, interactive experiential spaces, a bustling flea market, a vibrant food court with flavours from all over the globe and a feast of art and craft activities. With all these exciting elements, JIC 2019 is sure to be an incredible celebration of life, music and freedom.
What: Jazz India Circuit Goa
When: November 30th to December 1st 2019
Where: International Centre Goa, Dona Paula.
Entry: Tickets available at www.jazzindiacircuit.com