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Gerard Machado

Gerard Machado has a unique style of playing the guitar which is a blend of jazz, rock and blues. His music adds just the right note to any artistic evening. Not too surprising then that this fine musician has music in his blood. Born to a musical family Gerard began playing at the tender age of six. Today he is an accomplished and versatile guitarist. So special...Read More...

Belinda Oliviera

A rain-drenched and yet superb show. Accomplished jazz musicians forming one of the best Jazz assemblies in the country regaled the audience at Gonsalves Mansion , Campal, Goa , this evening, in a charity concert for jazz vocalist Belinda Olivera who is fighting a battle against cancer.

Belinda's wonderful voice has been admired...Read More...

Harikumar

S Harikumar is at ease with his seven-string electric violin. Besides Indian classical music, Harikumar has also learned the nuances of western music. This has helped him evolve a fusion genre, which he calls Indian jazz fusion. He is an outstanding young violinist from Thiruvananthapuram and a disciple and torch bearer of violin maestro L Subramaniam. This amazing...Read More...

Kadri Gopalnath

A native of Dakshina Kannada, Kadri Gopalnath was born in 1950 to Shri Thaniappa and Shrimathi Gangamma. Music was part of his every day routine as his father was a Nagaswaram Vidwan of Pane Mangalore, and Kadri began training in Nagaswaram from an early age, but destiny had a different story for Kadri Gopalnath. He saw the saxophone played in the Mysore Palace...Read More...

Jonas Hellborg

With that kind of a name how could Jonas Hellborg be anything but flamboyant? He’s a rock musician who created a special jazz with improvisational daring and originality. A product of Sweden of early 1980 vintage, his command of his instrument has been made all the more startling by his rock or punk stage presence. His slap technique, his lead lines, and his...Read More...

Mattias IA Eklundh

Hailing from Sweden , Mattias IA Eklundh first began playing guitar at age 13, finding inspiration in the work of musical non-conformists, Frank Zappa and KISS. He refers to them as “my main guys and are still inspiring to me”. They were unconventional. Zappa was all abut humor, enormous skills, and complexity of his music while KISS was just a...Read More...

George Brooks

Saxophonist George Brooks has performed with such notable musicians as Etta James, the Brooklyn Philharmonic, Kronos Quartet, Anthony Braxton. Born in New York City , George Brooks began his early musical studies with saxophonist and arranger, Frank Foster. His musical education continued at the New England Conservatory of Music where he received his Bachelor of...Read More...

Leni Stern

Born in Munich , Germany , Leni started playing piano at the age of six and guitar at eleven. At seventeen, she formed her own acting company. Her radical productions sold out houses across Europe and attracted press and TV coverage. In 1977, she turned her attention to music and left for the United States to study film scoring at the Berklee College of Musicin...Read More...

Mandu Sarara

This Brazilian quintet, plays instrumental popular music. Mandu Sarara members are Beto Sporleder (soprano, tenor, baritone saxophone and flute), Lucas Vargas (piano, Rhodes, accordion), Rui Barossi (acoustic and electric bass), Mario Gaiotto (drums and percussion) and Rodrigo Braganca (acoustic and electric guitar and Brazilian viola).

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The Shuffle Demons

The Shuffle Demons are a Canadian band led by Richard Underhill , who've provided some of the most innovative and high-energy jazz to come out of North America in years. They're virtually impossible to find outside Canada and were equally non-existent on the Web until this page was created to solve both of those problems.

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Niclas Campagnol

He has been described as a world class drummer using instruments in new and varied ways to create a variety of sounds and beats, delighting his listeners with his tempo. He is highly sought out by top performers and groups in Denmark and Scandanavia.

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Interplay

The Band comprises of four creative musicians from Bombay , who, continue to make unique and significant contributions to the Jazz / R&B /Funk circuit in India . INTERPLAY is . . . SONIA SAIGAL, HARMEET MANSETA and ADRIAN D'SOUZA Besides concert and club gigs across the country, INTERPLAY has been performing at various corporate events in Bombay . ...Read More...

Sonia Saigal

Sonia Saigal is the vocalist of INTERPLAY and is one of the best singers to ever come forth from India . Her parents are both professional singers and have been performing for the last 30 years all over India .

Her first stage appearance was at the tender early age of 7 in Calcutta at a show called “HE’S MY...Read More...

Harmeet Manseta

Harmeet plays keyboards. He has been playing professionally for eight years, during the course of which he has played with a variety of musicians, in several different types of musical situations.

His primary area of musical expression is the idiom of Jazz improvisation. Along with the allied genres of R&B, funk and...Read More...

Adrian d’Souza

In 1997 Adrian was offered the drummers seat in Roseanna Vitro's trio. Since then there has been no looking back. New York offered him a chance to study and play with some of the best musicians in the Tri state area. In 1999, while gigging in Memphis , he met Peter Erskine at the University of Memphis and was quick to study with him.

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Carlos Monteiro

Carlos Monteiro has been the undoubted star of the Jazz movement in Goa and has been the pillar of Heritage Jazz right since its inception. Whenever the verandah shows were happening, it was a certainty that he would always be there, with his guitar. But, Carlos always preferred to play the keyboards even though he was not trained on it and this is because he...Read More...

Carlos Gonsalves

For Goa’s well-known drummer-boy – Carlos Gonsalves from Mapusa, music is a sound through which he expresses his emotions of joy and happiness. And now with the release of his first album – Talking Drums – he has done what he does best – create music through his drums. But why the name Talking Drums, and pat comes the reply,...Read More...

Megha

Music is like a river that takes its course along terrains of mother earth to radiate variations of vivid imagery to appeal to the aesthetic sense of the connoisseur and the peppy sense of the laymen. Classical music of all births due to the rigidity of content and discipline has not been able to reach out to the masses. Strains of music especially jazz have become...Read More...

Amit Heri

One of the few Indian musicians to perform at major international music festivals (Berlin Jazz Festival, Montreux Jazz Festival, London Jazz Festival, Paris Jazz Festival, Rome World Music Festival, WOMAD Festival, World Social Forum and many more), Amit Heri studied on a scholarship at the world-renowned Berklee College of Music,...Read More...

Ranjit Barot

Ranjit's relationship with music began from early childhood as he is the son of Padmashree Sitara Devi. Surrounded by a family of classical Indian dancers & musicians & gifted with an inherent sense of rhythm & melody, it was inevitable that Ranjit would forego any other career to pursue one in the performing arts.

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Ravi Chari

Born in a family rich in musical tradition, Ravindra’s musical instincts asserted themselves early. His father,Late Pt. Prabhakar Chary, a noted tabla player from Goa initiated his musical training in Harmonium, Tabla and Sitar. He continued to nurture his child’s prodigious potential and zeal for the Sitar placing him under the privileged tutelage of...Read More...

Karl Peters

Karl Peters does not require any introduction in Goa. He has performed with probably all the good bands in the country and is the most sought after bassist in the country today.

Highly acclaimed and sought after, karl loves to come to Goa to perform to the music appreciative crowd of this state. He has performed all over the...Read More...

Babush Santana

Babush Santana (Drums, Violin, Trumpet, Vocals): Babush santana is a legend in his own right. He tarted his career at the age of eight and turned professional at twelve, conducting his first major concert a 14 piece band in bombay and has since carved a niche for himself in the field of music.

A graduate in violin from the...Read More...

Soulmate

Soulmate was formed about five years ago. The band consists of blues-guitar player, songwriter and singer, Rudy Wallang and Vocalist Tipriti ‘TIPS’ Kharbangar who also plays rhythm guitar,Ferdy Dkhar on Bass Guitar and Sam Shullai on Drums. They all come from Shillong, Meghalaya which is one of the North-Eastern hill states of India .

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Saskia Laroo

In the 20th century, the state of the art of the trumpet has been formed in lion’s shares by the achievements of jazz musicians. The concept of playing the trumpet was pushed up to a higher level than ever thought possible. Louis Armstrong, Bix Beiderbecke, Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis and Don Cherry are but a few of the many trumpet players who have. They are...Read More...

Tala Faral

Tala Faral is amongst the few jazz artists who have developed mass audiences while pursuing their own artistic visions. Son of the late Jean Style who was himself a composer, actor, pianist and choir director; Tala himself played a variety of instruments including the cello, the trumpet. But in the nineties he has been focusing on modern jazz using keyboards and...Read More...

Sascha Ley

An incomparable voice and a stunning stage presence - Sascha Ley is without doubt one of Luxemboug's most attractive artists. Her new programme entitled "Travelling Light" features exclusively her own compositions that are flirting with jazz as well as the tradition of song writing.
Her music fluently moves between jazz, free improvisation and the...Read More...

Honor Heffernan

Honor Heffernan, has been performing as both a singer and actress for over 30 years now and has been both critically and publicly acclaimed as a singer who's versatility and superior vocal ability means she is comfortable singing anything from Jazz and Blues to Rock and Folk.

Honor's career began in the early 70's as Ireland 's...Read More...

Oliver Rajamani

Oliver Rajamani , born and raised in TamilNadu , India , is a renowned world music artist who is credited for keeping alive: the ancient vanishing Tamil folk music and Culture, and the nomadic and devotional musical styles of India . Music critics have distinguished Rajamani as an "artist who has redefined Gypsy Music by taking it back to India (homeland of...Read More...

William D'Souza

William D'Souza, a Carnatic Percussionist creates rhythm through a curious blend of eastern and western music. William quotes “My first experiment in fusion music earned me the rare honor of being country's first drummer to play Indian rhythms on western drums, for well-known Bharatanatyam dancers in the country''.

Born in...Read More...

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