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The jazz affair


The Jazz India Circuit (JIC) Goa is back. After being well received at its previous editions, the festival is all set to return on November 30 and December 1 at the International Centre Goa (ICG), Dona Paula.

The JIC is a one-stop destination to hear the newest and most diverse acts in contemporary jazz.

This year, JIC Goa, organised by Teamwork Arts boasts an unbelievable line-up of talented artistes and celebrated performers. High-energy Canadian band, ‘The Shuffle Demons’ will showcase their signature genre bending, visually entertaining and funny compositions. Singer and songwriter Macha Gharibian will create an elegant blend of jazz, folk and pop with the terrific ‘Macha Gharibian Trio’. Described as ‘one of the most important musicians of his generation’, virtuoso guitarist, Simon Thacker brings his pioneering guitar style to India for the first time.

‘Karan Khosla and Company’ will bring together seasoned jazz musicians from Goa and across India to play an authentic jazz set that spans the gamut of the jazz idiom, from bebop to contemporary.

The circuit will also see ‘The Turbans’ bring together sounds from ‘(m)anywhere’ with their interstellar live show.

Lithuanian jazz units, ‘Dainius Pulaskas Group’ will showcase their unique brand of progressive Lithuanian jazz-fusion.

Norway-based collaborative musical group ‘Monoswezi’ will perform traditional African songs mixed with cool Scandinavian jazz. Swiss post-jazz quartet, ‘The Great Harry Hillman’ will combine jazz, rock and improve into a subdued, layered yet thrilling sound.

Speaking about the Goa leg of JIC 2019,managing director of Teamwork Arts Sanjoy K Roy said: “The JIC celebrates the best of contemporary jazz bringing new idioms and the innovative spirit of jazz to the forefront for Indian audiences. JIC Goa showcases experimental jazz that blends diverse genres like punk, funk, hip-hop, folk and world music.”

This year, JIC will offer much more with music workshops, interactive experiential spaces, a bustling flea market, a vibrant food court with flavours from all over the globe, and a feast of art and craft activities.

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