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A series of Listening sessions will be presented by the International Music Department; the first session will be conducted by Sunil Sampat, member of the NCPA Jazz Advisory Committee, with guest speaker Ashok Gulati, ex-General Secretary of JAZZ INDIA.

The session will feature jazz evergreens LOUIS ARMSTRONG and ELLA FITZGERALD, each a jazz pillar around which revolves a lot of this music’s tradition.

Louis Armstrong (along with Duke Ellington) was the leader of the jazz movement from the 1920s into the 1970s.

Ella Fitzgerald, known as ‘The First Lady of Jazz” set the benchmark for vocal jazz which endures till today.

The contribution of Ella and Louis in the 120 year history of jazz is substantial and their body of work is enormous.

In this listening session, the music of these jazz giants will be featured on recordings and visuals and will be interspersed with facts, anecdotes and interesting stories from their careers.


Free Entry Register here:

Admission on a first-come-first-served basis. NCPA Members will get preferential seating till 5.20pm.

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