India has been mesmerised by jazz even before 1947, and the interest in this music genre only continues to grow, as both Indian and international artists flock the country to perform. The national capital will witness a coming together of different musical styles on the 17-18 February weekend, as drummer Dave Weckl is set to headline the Delhi edition of the Jazz India Circuit.
A musician inducted in the Modern Drummer Hall of Fame and named by the magazine as "one of the 25 best drummers of all time", Weckl's style draws from the classical style of jazz, and this concert marks the first time that he will be performing in India. Previously, he has played with the Chick Corea Elektric Band and the Manhattan Jazz Quintet, apart from working with Madonna and Paul Simon.
He will be collaborating with a number of Indian artists — Mohini Dey, Abhijith Nair, Sandeep Mohan, Joe Johnson and 21-year-old guitar prodigy Rhythm Shaw. 17-year-old bass guitarist Mohini Dey, too, began playing at a tender age — when she was all of three — and went on to perform at concerts and recordings at the age of 10.
Also part of the lineup are John Law's Congregation, led by Law who is a piano prodigy; Danish guitarist, composer Alex Jønsson; the Karan Khosla Trio, who, like Weckl, focus on the bebop genre; and The Diaspora House, who combine original music by Udi Shlomo with diverse Jewish soundscapes, such as Ashkenazi (East European), Sefaradi (Spanish) and Mizrachi.
The Delhi edition of Jazz India Circuit starts at 6:30 pm on both 17 and 18 February. Tickets for the event, which will take place at One Golden Mile, are priced at Rs 1000, and can be bought here.
Updated Date: Feb 15, 2018 20:01 PM