Goa Khabar: The Goa Jazz Academy band comprising Goan youth aged in their twenties stole the honours on the second and concluding evening of the 6th Jazz India Circuit Goa which is taking place at the International Centre Goa (ICG) Dona Paula on Sunday.
The band comprising of Jesherun D’Cruz (bass guitar), Swizel Costa (saxophone), Satya Nunes (guitar), Ackley Araujo (drums) and Clifton Sequeira (piano) made everybody sit up and take notice of their fresh, new talent as they belted out jazz and Blues numbers with practiced ease.
The Goa Jazz Academy, which is located in Guirim runs scholarship programmes and long and short private courses in jazz music.
Karan Khosla, director of the academy said, “The student band has been training very hard for this event and I am extremely happy that they have performed so well tonight.”
Sanjoy Roy, managing director, Teamwork Arts, organisers of the event said, “The Goa Jazz Academy band performed extremely well. It is good to see young, local talent shine at the festival.”
Later in the evening, International bands such as the Great Harry Hillman band from Switzerland, Dainius Pulauskas from Lithuania, the multinational, Turbans band and the Norwegian band Monoswezi enthralled the audiences.