The inaugural edition of the Jazz Weekender was organised and conceptualised in 2022 by boxout.fm, Wild City, Gatecrash, Art Unites & Jazz In India, to celebrate the occasion of International Jazz Day. It was a three-day festival showcasing some of the genre’s most exciting Indian and international artists, like drummer Gino Banks, guitarist Rhythm Shaw, singer Tribemama Marykali, the bands Four + 1, Pakshee, The Jass B’stards, The Revisit Project and many others.
The second edition of the festival is back this year between 25 and 26 Feb at the contemporary art-inspired lawns of 1AQ in Mehrauli. This edition will feature seasoned and boundary-pushing jazz artists that cross over into neo-soul, R&B, fusion, electronic, big band, funk and more.
Besides offering a plethora of homegrown and international music acts, the festival also promises to be a great space for exploring diverse food and beverages, bars, curated flea markets and more.
The artist line-up at this year’s festival include rising Dutch star Cero Ismael with his spellbinding alternative hip-hop, Argentine ensemble Desmadre Orkesta that create music infusing the Balkan bronzes, Colombian Cumbias and Swing from the New Orleans, Noon —an experimental music project from Dubai — with their middle-eastern influenced jazz and many more.
The line-up also includes some incredible live performances such as upcoming vocalist Kayan, prolific jazz drummer Gino Banks returning with virtuosic guitarist Rhythm Shaw for a collaborative set, the universal Tara Lily bringing the fusion of her two cultures, the experimental artist Nate08, the enigma Many Roots Ensemble that infuses folk, jazz, funk and many more genres, New Delhi’s own Sahil Vasudevan performing a unique set with his new ensemble 2 Indians , the Soul and R&B artist Mary Ann, a very special set on “The history of Jazz or Jazz through the ages” by Arjun Sagar Gupta of the Piano Man Jazz Club franchise under the name of asg.tpm and the Goa based sibling duo Merak.
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Items & Accessories to Carry
1. The temperature during April tends to be scorching hot. Make sure you carry loose, airy cotton clothes with long sleeves.
2. A sturdy water bottle, if the festival has refillable water stations.
3. COVID packs: Hand sanitiser, extra masks and a copy of your vaccination certificate are the things you should keep handy.
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