Jazz Goa will celebrate International Jazz Day with a concert featuring over thirty artistes at the Goa State Central Library auditorium, Panaji. The concert will be dedicated to the memory of Goa’s violin prodigy Sanya Cotta who passed away recently.
The curtain raiser at the concert will be 13-year old harmonica prodigy Rohan Singhal. He will be joined by teenagers Nathan Fernandez on piano, Gavin Ferreira on drums and 12-year old Kian Manuel on tabla.
The house band Jazz Junction featuring singer Daniella Rodrigues, guitarist Gerard Machado, pianist Tony Dias, bassist Colin D’Cruz and drummer Angelo Colaco will showcase 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. The show will be hosted by Raymond Albuquerque.
Jazz Goa is a non-profit organisation that promotes and encourages local talent and especially budding youngsters in Goa. International Jazz Day is celebrated annually by Jazz Goa with a non-commercial event.
Speaking about the event, founder of Jazz Goa, Colin D’Cruz says: “It is very heartening to see so many talented youngsters take to jazz in Goa. Jazz Goa plans on hosting a ‘Teenaged Jazz Talent’ event sometime soon.”
(The concert will be held on April 30, 7 p.m. onwards at the Goa State Central Library auditorium, Panaji)