Yuval Cohen Sextet (5:00 pm)
The perennial search for new horizons and untapped perspectives are the motivating forces behind the music of saxophonist and composer Yuval Cohen. A Leading figure of Israeli Jazz, he probes and dissects a multitude of worlds, the links and boundaries between them.
The 10 part KadishZuger Suite, his latest work of chamber jazz sextet, synthesizes western Romantic music, traditional Jazz and the Israeli music that Cohen grew up with. With its strong melodies, varied layers and textures, the piece culminates in a rich and complex musical experience with a uniquely contemporary feel.
Mingus Dynasty Quintet (7:00 pm)
New York City’s Mingus Dynasty Quintet is playing for the first time ever in India! Don’t miss this exciting night of live jazz.
The nimble and expert Mingus Dynasty was the first band Sue Mingus organized after legendary Jazz icon, Charles Mingus’s death in 1979. The first Dynasty bands were expected to include only musicians who had actually performed with Mingus. Today, forty years later, the rich legacy of Mingus music ignites the bandstand while new generations of musicians add their individual voices and continue to interpret and build on his compositions. This band consists of artists featured in the 2011 Grammy Award winning album, Mingus Big Band Live at Jazz Standard.
Jam Session (9:00 pm)
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