JAZZ ON: Jazz artistes Ben Van Den Dungen from the Netherlands and Amber Kuti Smith from the United Kingdom.
JAZZ ON: Jazz artistes Ben Van Den Dungen from the Netherlands and Amber Kuti Smith from the United Kingdom.

Internationally acclaimed jazz artists to perform in Goa

The Goa Jazz Academy's 'All Things Music' festival is a great opportunity for jazz fans of all levels to learn, grow, and be inspired by the music

Internationally acclaimed jazz artistes Amber Kuti Smith from the United Kingdom and Ben Van Den Dungen from the Netherlands will headline the Goa Jazz Academy’s (GJA) 'All Things Music' four-day music festival in Goa from April 28 to May 1, to celebrate International Jazz Day.

Amber Kuti Smith is scheduled to perform at the GJA’s academy in Guirim on the evening of Monday, April 29, while Ben Van Den Dungen will take the stage with his quartet at the Kala Academy on Tuesday, April 30.

JAZZ ON: Jazz artistes Ben Van Den Dungen from the Netherlands and Amber Kuti Smith from the United Kingdom.
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The GJA student collective will precede Amber Smith’s performance, and The Sunshine Orchestra from the celebrated musician A R Rahman’s Foundation in Chennai will open the evening's performance on April 30 at the Kala Academy.

In a message, A R Rahman said, "I am very happy that The Sunshine Orchestra brass band supported by our foundation will perform in the event hosted by the Goa Jazz Academy. This collaboration highlights the power of jazz and music to unite and inspire."

TUNE UP: The Sunshine Orchestra, a marquee project of the A R Rahman Foundation, will also feature at the jazz festival.
TUNE UP: The Sunshine Orchestra, a marquee project of the A R Rahman Foundation, will also feature at the jazz festival.

The festival will include educational workshops starting with 'A History of Jazz' on April 28, which is open to everyone. On the same day, Amber Kuti-Smith and Max O’Hara will hold a workshop titled 'Soul Keys: Unleashing Your Voice.' A masterclass on improvisation led by Ben Van Den Dungen and his quartet will follow on May 1.

JAZZ ON: Jazz artistes Ben Van Den Dungen from the Netherlands and Amber Kuti Smith from the United Kingdom.
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Karan Khosla, director of the Goa Jazz Academy said, "At the Goa Jazz Academy, our role goes beyond education. We strive to enrich the local arts community, offering our students and the wider community opportunities to engage in professional settings and showcase their skills on a significant stage."

CELEBRATING JAZZ: Goa Jazz Academy students' collective band.
CELEBRATING JAZZ: Goa Jazz Academy students' collective band.

According to Khosla, the purpose of the four-day festival is to celebrate the universal language of music and also to promote Goa as a hub for cultural tourism.

DETAILS

WHAT: Jazz music festival

WHEN: April 28 to May 1, 2024

WHERE: Goa Jazz Academy, Guriim and Kala Academy, Panjim

CONTACT: +91 9021499484.

MORE DETAILS: linktr.ee/goajazzacademy

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