A celebration of the best of international and Indian musicians in the Jazz genre, the “Giants of Jazz 2019” festival is set to begin from November 26 with acclaimed artistes and bands, including Grammy winning Brazilian band ‘Ivan Santos‘, and ‘The Shuffling Demons‘ from Canada, to the Swiss post-jazz quartet set to perform at the event, according to a release.
The fifth edition of the music festival which is organised by the Delhi-based Jazz club ‘The Piano Man’ will feature 13 artistes from all across the world who will perform at both the Delhi and Gurgaon properties of the concept bar that pays special focus on music. The line-up will explore the centuries of the Jazz tradition while tracing its evolution through the ages and its effects on various genres of music, the organisers said.
“The festival brings together live performances from incredible artistes in celebration of music that is democratic, inclusive, powerfully emotional, and that speaks to people of all races and nationalities,” the organisers said in a statement.
The festival, which will conclude on December 8, recognises both groups and individualistic expressions of jazz and aims to spread the message of music, and showcase the ‘enticing power of the art’, they said.
“Giants of Jazz, Vol V is possibly one of the most incredible calendars we have had the honour of building,” the founder and owner of The Piano Man, Arjun Sagar Gupta was quoted as saying in a report. Besides ‘Ivan Santos‘, ‘The Shuffling Demons‘ and ‘The Shuffling Demons‘, the festival will also feature French singer, pianist, songwriter, and composer artiste, Macha Gharibian, Italian-German musician Elena Friedrich; Bulgarian drummer Sava Boyadzhiev; Scottish composer, classical guitarist and improviser Simon Thacker.
It will also witness performances from ‘Monoswezi’, a collective of musicians from Mozambique, Norway, and Sweden; ‘Dock in Absolute‘, a trio from Luxembourg and Belgium; and ‘GMI faculty and friends’ that features Eleonora Bianchini (Italy), Jo o Bittencourt (Brazil), and Subharaj Ghosh (India).