City Grooves to Jazz Beats

Delhi Jazz Festival

  • 3-day Jazz fest concludes
  • 11 teams from all around the world like India, Israel, Mexico, France, Spain, South Africa, Korea and Taiwan played at the festival
  • This year more than 15,000 Jazz lovers attended the event.

The biggest Jazz music extravaganza held in the heart of the capital concluded today with an even bigger bang. The 7th Delhi International Jazz Festival, organized by the Indian Council of Cultural Research (ICCR), provides a platform for Jazz bands from across the world to perform. The 3-day long festival saw performances from bands from Israel, Mexico, France, Spain, South Africa, Korea and Taiwan.  Three Indian bands from Kolkata, Bangalore and Nagaland also took the stage.

The Jazz festival is an annual event that is held in Nehru Park, New Delhi. The event is free for audiences and this year more than 15,000 Jazz lovers attended the event. The park was packed with music lovers dancing to the tunes of bands from different countries. Bands from South Africa (Thokozane Afro Jazz Muzo), Spain (Alfonso Aroca Flamenco), Israel (Yogev Shetrit Trio) and Korea (Si Zhu Kong) won the hearts of the people and the audiences were seen enjoying these performances thoroughly. Tovalin-Mercado, from Mexico, was appreciated for their unique mix of music on the piano and violin.

All three Indian bands also received a great response from the audience and crowds were seen swinging to the beats.  “It is our first performance at the Jazz Festival and we are very excited. As we perform Jazz in it’s original form, festivals like these are a great platform to learn a variety of new things from the other bands that perform.” said Theja Meru, lead singer of the band Rattle and Hum from Nagaland.

This is the first time that the Jazz Festival is being taken to different parts of the country. “After seeing the brilliant response that we get in Delhi, we at ICCR believe that it’s important that Jazz lovers outside of Delhi also get to witness the extravaganza. In a first of it’s kind initiative, ICCR is also holding the festival in Goa, Guwahati, Aizwal, Shillong, Bangalore, Pune, Mumbai, Varanasi and Jaipur,” said Riva Ganguly Das, Director General, ICCR. 


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