The thing about Jazz – It’s free flowing!
And so are your thoughts when you’re at the gushing cocktail bar at Cocktails and Dreams Speakeasy, Gurgaon.
An unusual arrangement of the best cocktails in the city intertwined with unfeigned music, the commemoration of the International Jazz Day couldn’t have found a better place. As Jazz becomes the catalyst to break barriers, create opportunities for mutual understanding and tolerance, we pay our tribute to one of the greatest forms of musical genres on a day hailed by UNESCO itself. The vector for freedom of speech Jazz has never digressed from stimulating intercultural dialogues, encouraging the youth and the marginalized; it’s almost become an educational tool to bring about peace and harmony and artists’ apparatus to move towards constant innovation and improvisation, amalgamating the old traditional forms into the new ones.
Speakeasy has set the stage equipped to host a week of soulful live Jazz music nights starting from the 26th April – 30th April, 9 pm onwards, bringing in some stellar bands and ensembles – let the genre wash away the dust of the mundane.
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Where: SCO 23, Sector 15, Part 2 Market, Gurugram, Haryana 122001
Phone: 087505 82297
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A sneak peak into the Artists performing through the Jazz Week:
26th April -Wednesday - Ekaterina Aristova Quartet- 9pm Onwards
Based in Delhi but originally from Saint-Petersburg, Russia, the double bass/bass guitar player, Ekaterina finished music school as a classical piano player. In 2003 Ekaterina started her career as a full-time bass player in Saint-Petersburg and became an official bass player of the oldest Russian jazz club Kvadrat. In 2013 she began to learn Indian classical music (tabla, vocal) from Ustad Gulfam Sabri Khan at the Indian Embassy in Moscow. From that time on, as a permanent participant of his group in collaboration with the Indian Embassy, she took part in many concerts, festivals and workshops in Moscow, Saint-Petersburg and other Russian cities.
27th April- Thursday- Sanjeeta and Rhythem -9pm onwards
Sanjeeta Bhattacharya is a Delhi based vocalist who recently graduated from the prestigious Berklee College of Music, Boston. She has performed at various venues in India, Boston and Spain including Boston Symphony Hall alongside A.R. Rahman, Berklee Performance Center, Jimmy Glass Jazz Bar, Magnetic Fields Festival , Neemrana Fort Palace, Bengaluru Ganesh etc. Lately she has been sessioning with various acts around the country and is working on her Bulgarian folk choral project titled, Voicestra.
Rythem Bansal is a professional Pianist and music educator based in New Delhi. He has been studying his instrument for six years and earned his Trinity Guildhall Grade 8 Certification in his third year. Following that, he has studied several diverse forms of music, such as jazz, funk, pop, and latin. During this time, he was an active part of his school's music society, winning them numerous competitions. He is a former student of legendary Delhi pianist John Raphael and international virtuoso Utsav Lal, and has studied extensively under Canadian jazz pianist Jacob Damelin.
28th April- Friday - EBU From Kolkata -9pm Onwards
The band features Sambit Chatterjee on Drums (Son of Grammy nominee Pt. Subhen Chatterjee). Sambit has to his testimonial - Ganesh Talkies, What Escapes Me, Kendraka etc. The other members of the groups are are - Anandi Bhattacharya on Vocals (Daughter of Grammy nominee Pt. Debhashish Bhattacharya of Remember Shakti Fame), Subhasish 'Monty' Sen on Guitars (Founder member of one of the cult bands Robi O Nobin) and Mainak 'Bumpy' Nag Chowdhury himself - compositions, arrangements, Maitrayee Bass.
29th April- Saturday -Afterglow - 9pm onwards
Afterglow is the four piece instrumental band from New Delhi. Since its debut in 2015, Afterglow has been actively performing in town. The single “From Shadows to The Stars " was chosen as one of the best singles in India in 2016 by Rolling Stone India. The band was also featured by Balcony TV New Delhi, Sarthak Radio show and internet radio programs etc. Members include Rie Ona on Saxophone and Clarinet, Shivam Khare on Keyboards, Sonic Shori on Bass and Manoj Mavely on Drums.
30th April- Sunday - Abhind- 9pm onwards
Abhind is a jazz trio founded by its bassist Pierre-Antoine Lasnier who creates original compositions to express his inner feelings and his journey through life from France to India. The first album, "From Kolkata", available in 2017, represents the first part of the depiction of this journey. The band is composed of Shonai on the piano and Aniruddh Saha on the drums.