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A celebration of Jazz

On International Jazz Day, Jazz Goa, held a concert featuring over thirty artistes at the Goa State Central Library auditorium, Panaji. The event was dedicated to the memory of Goa’s violin prodigy Sanya Cotta who passed away recently. The house band Jazz Junction featured singer Daniella Rodrigues; guitarist Gerard Machado; pianist Tony Dias; bassist Colin D’Cruz and drummer Angelo Colaco; and showcased singers Akshada Talaulikar, Shubhangi Joshi, Elodie Nazareth, Joanne DaCunha, Sylvia Monteiro, Sherize Monteiro, Shanice Monteiro, Karen Vaswani, Natasha Abreu, Sandhya D’Mello, Dipmala Roy, Brenda Menezes, Maria Meireles, Ernest Flanagan, Keith Antao and Seby Fernandes; flautist Prashant Mahale; percussionists Dipak Manerikar, Allan Moraes and Carlos Gonsalves; pianists Tommy Menezes, Jason Quadros and Sancho Menezes along with a few surprise entries. Every year Jazz Goa features one artiste and this year the organisation featured 13-year old harmonica prodigy Rohan Singhal who performed along with Nathan Fernandez on piano, Gavin Ferreira on drums and 12-year old Kian Manuel on tabla.

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