“ A promise to revive
the great sounds of jazz.”
Jazz Addicts is an
association of earnest
jazz enthusiasts who bring international blue-ribbon jazz to the Indian stage.
“Jazz washes away the dust of everyday life.”
- Art Blakey
Through the ages, jazz music has been used to tell stories of experiences, its rich and splendorous tones painting a luscious picture in the mind’s eye, its rhythm coursing through your body as you’re forced to succumb to the beauty and depth of its beats. It is our endeavor to revive the romance with the cherished traditional rhythmic jazz music and bring it back to India.
In recent years, the sound of the foot stomping and swinging jazz – music which moves you to dance and snap your fingers, has been replaced by derivatives like fusion, world music and their offshoots. These are closer to the realm of rock and/or pop music and as a result, the classical jazz sounds that we so dearly love were a casualty.
The design of the festival is to feature only acoustic instruments, and weed out the use of electronic and automated sounds. We believe that the electronic sound in jazz has reduced the soul and plush character of jazz. We aim to revive the great sounds of jazz, which has made the genre one of the most exciting live art forms. Music from the likes of Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis and vocalists such as Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughn among others are brought to the Indian audience.
This year, a sextet featuring some of the biggest names, will thrill you with live performances from an array of prodigious tunes that will bring you to your feet in a groove of soulful bliss.
A fine tradition of straight ahead jazz existed in Mumbai and Delhi in the 1970s and early 1980s when the classic sounds of jazz were celebrated and organized every second year. Somehow, that gave way to sounds of electronica and the familiar sounds of jazz, which we all loved, were phased out. In our attempt to reverse that trend, and return the traditional sound to the Indian Jazz scene, The Jus’ Jazz Festival was born.
The success of International Jazz festivals over the last few years has demanded an encore, where we bring a refreshing line-up of ingenious Jazz musicians to the Indian stage.
JUS’ JAZZ 2018 SCHEDULE
This festival will be conducted in Mumbai and Bangalore on the following dates from 6.30 pm onwards.
Ann Hampton Callaway with Ted Rosenthal
April 19th, 2018
Balgandharva Rang Mandir Sheila Gopal Raheja Auditorium, Mumbai.
April 20th & 21st, 2018
Windmills Jazz Club, Bangalore.
April 22nd, 2018
Quarter (Royal Opera House) Jazz Club, Bombay.