An NCPA Presentation
Jazz Classics and Standards: Songs from the Pan American
Over the years, as ideas, technology and people move more and more freely across the planet we have witnessed a fascinating range of musical collaborations taking place in the city we affectionately call Bombay.
This vibrant city has brought together a diverse collection of musicians who have come to Bombay over many years in search of knowledge and inspiration from the great cultural and musical traditions here.
Converging in February 2017 is a diverse group of visiting musicians who bring a wealth of rich musical experience to the city’s cultural landscape.
Jazz Classics and Standards: Music from the Pan American Songbook, is a musical tribute to this city that has given us so much; and NCPA, which has done so much over the years to support and promote Jazz and creative musical expression.
This program will feature beloved songs from the likes of Duke Ellington, Fats Waller, Horace Silver, Henry Mancini, Cole Porter, along with other classics from New York, Hollywood, South America and the Carribean and much more.
The program's repertoire includes swinging funky grooves, wailing improvisation, jazzy riffs, Latin beats, and soulful nonstop musicmaking.
For our Jazz Classics and Standards event, we feature the brilliant Saxophonist, Clarinetist and Multi-Instrumentalist Dallas Smith from USA. He has performed with many Jazz legends including Ahmad Jamal and Sir Roland Hanna. Dallas has a long association with India and is an accomplished N. Indian Bansuri performer.
Recently shifting base to Bombay is Vasundhara Vee - among the finest western trained vocalists in the country. With a rich repertoire spanning Jazz, R&B, Samba, Bossa Nova, Afro Cuban and many other styles Vasundhara is a consumate interpreter of the music of North and South America.
From Valencia Spain, by way of Amsterdam, is Keyboard master Alfie Copovi a versatile piano and keyboard stylist specialising in Jazz, Latin and Contemporary styles. He has performed in major festivals in Europe and beyond. He is currenly HOD of the Professional Keyboard Department at True School of Music.
From Tokyo Japan comes the extraordinary drummer Ko Omura. Ko is one of the most in demand drummers and educators in Japan and the Far East, and performs over 150 shows a year in a multitude of styles. Ko has been studying Tabla for years with Pandit Yogeh Samsi.
D.Wood, has a long association with this city as a performer, composer and educator. Originally in India as a Fulbright research scholar, Wood has spent many years performing and teaching in USA, Europe, Latin America and India. He currently heads the International Music program at Whistling Woods International film school in Film City Mumbai.
Tickets: Rs.1000, 800 & 500/- (plus service tax as applicable)
Box Office: 9th January for Members and 12th January for Public