Jazz Utsav (India) Festival Schedule 2007


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FICCI Auditorium, Tansen Marg, New Delhi
Amphitheater at Bandra Bandstand, Bandra, Mumbai

Fri 23 Nov 07
Chet Baker Tribute (Norway)
Shuffle Demons (Canada)

Cafe Du Sport (Germany)
Paula Jeanine (USA)

Sascha Ley (Belgium)
Jake Fryer & the London Bebop Collective (UK)

Sat 24 Nov 07
Amit Heri Group (India)
Sascha Ley (Belgium)

Jake Fryer & the London Bebop Collective (UK)
Madhav Chari Trio (India)

Krsystof Herdzin (Poland)
Chet Baker Tribute (Norway)

Sun 25 Nov 07
Madhav Chari Trio (India)
Krsystof Herdzin (Poland)

Shuffle Demons (Canada)
Martin Dahanukar (Switzerland) & Louis Banks

Cafe Du Sport (Germany)

New Delhi
Tickets priced at Rs.300/- each will be available at Steakhouse (Jorbagh), Opus (Vasant Vihar), Lodi, The Garden Restaurant (Lodi Road), Tabula Rasa (Saket) and at the venue on the days of the shows.

Gates Open 6:30 pm
Show: 7:00 to 10:00 pm each day

The Jazz Utsav Festival in Mumbai is being held as part of the Bandra Festival, and entry is free on each day. Entry Passes from Celebrate Bandra.

Gates Open 6:30 pm
Show: 7:00 to 10:00 pm each day

Jan von Klewitz - saxophone
Bruno Mller - guitar
Guido May - drums
Christian von Kaphengst - bass

And the winner was a true dark horse: just a few months old, with nothing to their name, Caf du Sport pocketed the well-deserved first prize at the Hennessy Jazz Search 2000. The jury for this prestigious award for promising musicians - an elite group of German jazz musicians and critics -- had gathered at the Cologne Philharmonic Hall to select the winner from the three groups shortlisted after live performances by over 600 candidate. Even though their rivals were better known, Caf du Sport offered “the most complete musical performance" (the Cologne Stadtanzeiger); the German newspaper FAZ marvelled at the complete virtuosos that the band leader von Kaphengst had found for his concept.

In the wake of this success, in 2002 the band brought out Jazzquartett (minor music) - its highly acclaimed debut CD. The album 2nd service (minor music) appeared in 2003.

“With its pure acoustic setting, Caf du Sport presents a broad spectrum of music with elements of jazz without ever sinking into smooth, trendy irrelevance . The band is at its best here -- completely natural, effortless and relaxed. In its own compositions the band switches with easy virtuosity from strains of swing to cool jazz, melancholic saxophone ballads, Bossa Nova and blues and ultimately to the unusual remix Like Eddie, an entry to the genre of club music. Right at the top, thanks to excellent skills and solid training." (Olaf Maikopf, Jazz Thing)


Piano/arranger: Per Husby
Vocals: Kjersti Stub
Trumpet/vocals: Ole Jrn Myklebust
Bass: Terje Venaas

Johansen have done festival gigs and tours with jazz giants such as Slide Hampton, Bob Mintzer, Hal Galper, Barbara Morrison, George Garzone, John Taylor, Karin Krog and John Surman to name a few, and is one of the most renown Norwegian jazz drummers of the younger generation. Johansen released his first album Evening Songs under his own name in 2005. More info: www.rogerjohansen.com

Terje Venaas (1947) double-bass

Terje is a living legend in European jazz and has for almost 40 years been a first call bass-player for visiting jazz giants like Joe Henderson, Jim Hall, Kenny Drew, Mel Lewis, Elvin Jones, Art Farmer, to name a few. He was Chet Baker's favourite bass player in Scandinavia, and he actually recorded with Chet in Paris as late as two months before his tragic death in Amsterdam in May 1988.

Jake Fryer & the London Bebop Collective

Soon after graduating in music Jake Fryer began playing lead alto in the Stan Reynolds and Bill Geldard Big Band, working alongside such musicians as Jackie Armstrong and Derek Healey.

This in turn lead to function and recording work with t.v. musical director Don Hunt,and fellow jazz musicians Frank Griffith, Simon Carter and Janusez Carmella.

His playing is strongly rooted in the Be Bop/Hard Bop idiom and his greatest influence is the American alto star Phil Woods. Jake's full, passionate tone and driving sense of swing is frequently commented upon admiringly.

Jake has enjoyed great successes with groups in the U.K. playing venues including The National theatre, Way Out West Club, The Criterion Theatre and a residency at the Bulls Head. He has also played in Canada and most recently at the Duc des Lombards jazz club in Paris.

As well as performing with his own jazz group Jake has played lead alto with the legendry mowtown group the Four Tops. He has also performed in musicals up and down the country as well as Londons West End and composed various pieces of music for television.

Krzysztof Herdzin

Krzysztof Herdzin is one of the most exceptional pianists, arrangers and composers of the younger generation in Poland today. Some say he has “the ability to play anything"... K. Herdzin is a classically trained pianist, used to play mainstream, bebop, fusion, funky, pop; conducting orchestras; arranging, composing jazz and classical tunes; leading and producing CD's and TV shows.

He is one of very few artists who successfully combine exploring classical , jazz and popular music fields. He appeared in several orchestral concerts: “Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue" and Grieg's Piano Concerto in A minor. K.H. recorded chamber music pieces for the Bayerische Rundfunk in Munich , performed with clarinetist Wojciech Mrozek and famous polish flutist Jadwiga Kotnowska , collaborated with Yehudi Menuhin's “Live Music Now" fund based in Germany.

Spotted by jazz talent scouts Jan Ptaszyn Wroblewski, Janusz Muniak, Kazimierz Jonkisz and a “legend" of Polish jazz Zbigniew Namyslowski ( 1996 - 2002 ) he has learned the practical aspects of performing in their ensembles. He has taken part in many television productions for both public and private television stations in Poland. K.H. has been a staff member and lecturer at numerous music workshops and held the function of artistic director of prestigious concerts and he recorded 6 CD's as a leader, and as a sideman, composer, arranger and conductor took part in recording of almost 100 albums. K.H. orchestrated and arranged music by famous Polish composer Jan A. P. Kaczmarek, on the movie “Finding Neverland “, which won an OSCAR '2005.

Madhav Chari Trio

Madhav Chari is an Indian born New York based jazz pianist. His recent jazz piano trio CD, “From the Other Side" features Madhav Chari on piano, Santi Debriano on bass, and Ben Perowsky on drums. Madhav Chari's project Nomadic Subjects incorporates influences from Indian classical, Afro-Cuban and jazz music. He also performs with his project The Madhav Chai Trio which features

Madhav Chari is one of the most brilliant pianists from India. He has worked with top names in jazz at New York, such as Henry Threadgill, Kenny Barron and Wynton Marsalis. He has performed in hundreds of cities and al all top Jazz festivals around the world.

Sascha Ley

Sascha's vocal style can be described as a fluent movement between jazz, free improvisation and imaginary folklore which sometimes flirts with chanson and contemporary music.

In January 2007 she has launched her first album featuring entirely original songs.

Travelling Light, performed as a sextet, is a collection of modern jazz songs. In her new band she is backed by some of Luxembourg 's finest musicians and great talents from Germany and Belgium.

Sascha also works extensively as an actress and has received the “efp European Shooting Star" award for Luxembourg at the Berlin Film Festival in 2005.

Shuffle Demons

The legend of the Shuffle Demons is well known to Canadians. Beginning in September 1984 with veteran street sax player Demon Richard Underhill pleasing the pedestrian multitudes at the corner of Yonge and Bloor in Toronto, the Shuffle Demons quickly evolved into an immensely popular street band. Drawing hordes of hipsters to their street gigs with their wild playing and exotic wardrobe, the Demons (Mike Murley, Stich Wynston, Jim Vivian, Dave Parker and Richard Underhill) next took their caustic collection of musical majesties and travesties inside and began pleasing bunches of boppers in Toronto clubs. Inspired by these fashion assassins and their original street hits Spadina Bus, The Shuffle Monster, Out of My House, Roach, and What do you Want? large delirious audiences began experiencing the early stages of shuffle rapture.

The rest is history!

The Shuffle Demons released 6 albums and 7 videos in their 23 year career. They played 1000s of shows at every major jazz and folk festival in Canada during 20 Canadian tours. They toured Europe 15 times playing from Estonia to Italy, from the Netherlands to Norway, from Switzerland to Sweden, from Germany to Belgium.

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