International Jazz Live Festival in Goa

The first edition of the International Jazz Live Festival in Goa (IJLF) will be held on the 30th of November and 1st of December 2013. Organizers of the festival include, Eco-hotel Art Escape, Mumbai-based booking and artist management agency Gatecrash and Delhi jazz gig organizers Capital Jazz, will host several gigs throughout November as a build up to the main event.

Starting from the 2nd of November, every Saturday gigs will be held at the Baywatch Resort, Goa, with entry free of charge. These 5 pre-gigs, will include live music with a tribute to Goan saxophonist Jazzy Joe Pereira [featuring Japanese guitarist Hideaki Tokunaga], Mumbai’s True School Band, the resident band of the True School of Music, Bengaluru fusion / jazz band Moon Arra and Delhi’s Aditya Balani Quartet, who will launch their debut album, Answers.

The IJLF on day 1, will feature TBA, Swiss post-jazz band Plaistow and Dutch jazz saxophonist Yuri Honing Quartet. On day 2 Elvis Lobo Project, Delhi jazz trio HFT and Swiss-born French trumpeter Erik Truffaz Quartet will be featured. The IJLF will be hosted at Baywatch Resort Goa, with an entry fee of Rs. 2,500 per head inclusive of free buffet dinner.

The festival closes with a felicitation of jazz musicians from the country, including HFT’s guitarist Arjun Sen and bassist Lew Hilt,  veteran saxophonist/clarinetist Braz Gonsalves [who has played with the likes of Louiz Banks] and guitarist Derek Julien.