Much to the joy of Jazz enthusiasts, NCPA’s International Jazz Festival is back, from the 23rd to 25th of November, 2018.
On Friday, 23rd November at 6:30pm, the first band that will open the NCPA International Jazz Festival 2018 is the Latin band, ‘Los Gatos, Ay Mamá’, which encompasses six people including a Cuban percussionist, a bongo player from Panama and a pianist from Kolkata Pradyumna Singh Manot. Jazz pianist Manot is one of the finest in India. For the first time we will get to hear a band of this caliber in Mumbai. A rousing opening to this festival with a Latin band featuring Cuban percussionist Miguelo Valdez, Pradyumna Singh Manot on piano and Aditi Malhotra on vocals.
The second act of the opening day is ‘Bungalow’ (at 8:00 pm), featuring Australia’s best saxophone player, Mike Rivett. He will be backed by a rhythm section piano, bass and drums. These set of musicians originate from Tokyo, Japan. It will be a first class rhythm section with Mike Rivett playing traditional straight ahead jazz, backed Japanese piano maestro Koichi Sato with Ko Omura on drums and Kosuke Ochiai on bass.