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Dedicating Father's Day to Mother Earth
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Dedicating Father's Day to Mother Earth

 

 

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Campal Creek Mother's Day Celebration

 

 Campal Creek Mother’s Day Celebration

Mother’s Day has traditionally been the day when we have worked on the Campal Creek. Last year on the 12th of May, 2013 the energy for its rehabilitation was well and hungry, with even the Chief Minister of Goa joining us in celebrating the revival of the Creek on which a lot of hopes of an environment miracle, rested!

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The Power of Love

 The Power Of Love

 

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World Cancer Day Programme

 

 

 

 

When the Goa ForGiving team got together late last year, to chalk out the programme for 2014, the first programme that was finalizeRead More...

The Austrian JuJu Duo

 

 

The Austrian JuJu Duo

 

 

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Kyle Shepherd Trio- South African Jazz

 

 

 Kyle Shepherd Trio

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The Heritage Jazz Tourism Festival

  The Heritage Jazz Tourism Festival

 

 

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The Green Connection

 

    

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New York Jazz!

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The Malcolm Braff Trio

 

 

 

 

The Malcolm Braff Trio

 

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Panjim in Transformation(Mermaid statue Inauguration)

 

At long last, the Mermaid Statue, one of Panjim’s finest historical monuments, is being restored to its original state by a gifted sculptor, Mr Ghanashym Anand Chari. The statue will be officially inaugurated on Goa’s Independence Day, December 19, 2012, when a host of festivities are scheduled to take place in the Mermaid Garden. The celebration recognizes the Mermaid Statue as a symbol of transformation, which as such forms Read More...

Mermaid Garden- What it was and What it is!

 

Restoration of the Mermaid at the Mermaid Garden in Panjim is something I would have never thought would be part of Goa ForGiving’s & Heritage Jazz’s agenda, but when noted cinematographer Shirish Desai spoke to me about it about a month ago, it triggered a sense of urgency in all of us especially since another coat of ugly paint was set to smother her looks, considering she was set for “repainting&rRead More...

The Lukas Roos Quintet (pommelHORSE)

 We at Heritage Jazz are pioneers in bringing great jazz to Goa, and this is signified by the stunning shows that have been organized by us through the years. They include the emotional Jazz for Peace show that was held soon after the dreaded Mumbai terror attacks in 2008, the Fusion for Peace show which was held after the series of bomb blasts in Delhi, Jaipur and Bangalore, also in 2008, the Jazz Greats show that was done to raise funds for a cancer stricken Jazz colleague, the LiberatRead More...

Rain or Shine Konkani Rocks 19th August 2012

 This was Goa's Biggest Rain Extravaganza for the year 2012 featuring the best of Konkani music from Goa and Mangalore, the ultimate clash of two delightfully different musical styles that open the doors to take Konkani music to the skies. Showcasing this were the very famous ‘The Mandd Sobhan’ Read More...

Rain or Shine Konkani Rocks....the Konkani Revolution marches on…

 

Goan music and culture took centre stage at the Mandovi Riviera, Panaji, on Saturday as a slew of popular musicians entertained the over 500-odd crowd that made their way through sluch and muck to witness the Konkani Revolution. Headlined by the Monsorate Brothers, the concert also featured popular singers Sonia Shirsat, Lulu Fortes and crowd favorite Olavo Rodrigues, among others. Konkani pop classics like 'Hey hRead More...

konkani rocks EUROPE !


Heritage Jazz is taking Konkani Rocks from Goa all the way to Amersfoort to further bilateral relations between India and the Netherlands. Heritage Jazz are the Official Partners of the international festival.

This major project also aims at designating Panjim and Amersfoort as ‘Twin Jazz Cities’- and will culminate in the signing of the official ‘Indo-Dutch Jazz Treaty’ between Panjim and Amersfoort, giving a further boost to our bilateral reRead More...

Liberate your Spirit - 2nd Edition show - 24th April 2011

Goa's Biggest Worship Rock Concert in Margao

The Easter celebration was in full force at Holy Spirit Church, Margao. The first mega Worship Concert Liberate your Spirit (2nd edition) drew a large crowd of all faiths across Goa.

‘Faith’ the Margao based band opened the concert and treated more than 2000 strong crowd with fast paced and interactive music, setting the precedent for the other artists. 20 years old Alacoque MorRead More...

TAL KRAVITZ Ft. Lorraine Aloysius & Olavo 'Live' :powered by Heritage Jazz

 

TAL KRAVITZ Ft. Lorraine Aloysius & Olavo 'Live' :powered by Heritage Jazz

 

Lorraine Music Academy, Embassy of Israel, Kala Academy & Goa Mariott presents a Musical Evening with Tala Kravitz. The Concert will be performed on Tuesday 8th March 2011, 6:30pm at Dinanath Mangeshkar Kala Mandir, (Kala Academy Auditorium),Panaji, Goa

 

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Jazz for Goa - Indo - Dutch Blend Project at ICG on 12th to 14th February 2010.

Heritage Jazz will conduct two grand concerts at The International Centre Goa. These 2 shows will be conducted on a grand scale and will meet and exceed international standards, in conformity with the company’s principles and policies. These will be held consecutively on February 12 and 13, 2011. The Gonsalves Mansion, courtyard will host the February 14th show for a select audience of 100 guests. Entry will be free and reservation for tables will be undertakRead More...

Liberate Your Spirit - 16th January 2011 at Goa Velha

The 16th of January is the Feast of Blessed Joseph Vaz, and this year being the 300th Anniversary of the revered priest, there was enough reason for doing something different and exciting. And this is precisely what happened!

 

Having put up some grand shows in Konkani via the brand Konkani Rocks and many others in Jazz,  ArmanRead More...

Literary Festival - 13th and 14th December 2010

Heritage Jazz, Konkani Rocks presents two world class shows at Goa Arts & Literary Festival


A select audience comprising of eminent authors, literary critics, top musicians and performers from Goa, other parts of India and foreign countries got a unique display of some of the finest music the state has to offer, during the Goa Arts and Literary Festival, organized by the International Centre Goa, located in upscale Dona Paula, nRead More...

1st International Jazz Festival-2010 0n 29th November 2010

Alex Stuart

Guitarist Alex Stuart hails from Canberra, Australia, and now lives and performs in Paris, France, where he moved in September 2005. Upon his arrival, he formed the 'The Alex Stuart Quartet' with a desire to fuse his own identifiably Australian groove/rock oriented sound with the best Paris had to offer. The Parisian scene, characterized by its strong presence of 'world music' whether it be African, Indian, South American or otRead More...

1st International Heritagejazz Festival On 28th November 2010

 3 Band (Austria) with Ranajit Sengupta on Sitar 

K3 have been referred to as the enfant terrible of the Austrian Jazz scene. With their fusion of acoustically and electronically generated beats and sounds, the three unconventional artists walk on a tightrope between pop and free jazz.
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Honouring Anthony Gonsalves with the Karmaveer.

Goa-born musician Anthony Gonsalves was presented with the Karmaveer Award by legendary musician Pyarelal at the ongoing International Film Festival of India (IFFI) here. Eighty three-year-old Gonsalves, who pioneered orchestra in Hindi film industry, was given the award by Confederation of NGOs iCONGO on 28th November 2010

Pyarelal Ramprasad Sharma of Laxmikant-Pyarelal team honoured this music giant, who has taRead More...

The Heritage Jazz Tour Featuring The Saskia Laroo Quintet from Amsterdam
 
Saskia laroo has performed so many times in Goa, and over the years has had some great events with us. Starting with the Jazzyard event at the Home of Jazz in Campal in the year 2007, Saskia has then gone on to perform at the stunning Jazz for Peace show that was held on the streets of Campal, soon after the dreaded Mumbai terror attacks of that year (2008)
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Konkani Rocks Goa! Celebrating Lorna and more...

After the spectacular success of “Rain or Shine, Konkani Rocks!” it is quite apparent that the music that drives Goa, Goans & the people who love Goa, is Konkani music.

 

With Lorna hitting a musical high that few envisaged and with crowds thronging the venue at Campal, many of whom had to return home disappointed since tickets were long sold out, a sequel to the show seemed only but obvious. Hence, we are proud to anRead More...

Rain or Shine Konkani Rocks

When we first thought of the concept of having a grand music festival in the rains, everyone thought we had gone crazy. But when our CEO Armando Gonsalves has been participating in Jazz festivals in Europe, and when many of these are held during wet weather conditions during the European summer season, it was obvious that we as a concepts company would tailor make a concept for Goan conditions. And that is how “Rain or Shine, Konkani Rocks” came into being!

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Annoucement of Prizes of the coconut photography competition

ANOUNCEMENT OF WINNERS

Group A-Natik Jain

Group B-Nadine Cadoso

Group C-Sydney Alvares

Group D -Blasco Fernandes

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Launch of website

Heritagejazz launches  "Goa Forgiving.com  

Significance of Goa forgiving…….

Everyone is hurt by someone in their life in one-way or another.  To forgive or not is one of our life’s biggest choices. It is an important choice for our own emotional wellness, and this choice is with consequences.

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Blind With Camera

Blind With Camera (a project of the Beyond Sight Foundation, Mumbai) will be in Goa on 10th & 11th July for a photographic workshop headed by Partho Bhowmick along with the visually impaired people from Goa. This is the first of its kind workshop conducted in Goa with the locals.

The workshop is conducted in coordination with NAB (National Association for the Blind), Goa and supported by Heritage Jazz, Goa.

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Gypsy Groove by the Beach - 1st May 2010

‘All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.’ All play and no work however, is a better way to go. On May 1st 2010, International Labour day, all work was left behind as men slipped into their Bermudas and ladies in their florals let down their hair and headed to Zeebop’s for an electric evening of great Gypsy music, good grub and laughter that ran into the night.

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The EOL Trio - a Parisian Treat! -- 14th March 2010

Something phenomenal transpired in the air of the Gonsalves Mansion last weekend! On the 14th of March, the audience at jazz courtyard quenched its aural thirst with the enthralling musical cocktail of the magical EOL Trio.

The trio achieved a brilliant casting with bass, drums and piano. Influenced by varied styles of music, the band was truly inspired by Led Zeppelin, Soft Machine and Herbie Hancock. The show was upbeat, elRead More...

The Barbara Carlotti & band - 7th March 2010

Heritage jazz is well appreciated and much loved for its wonderful musical evenings in the courtyard. But, on the eve of the ‘International Women’s Day’, the 7th of March 2010, the jazz courtyard was singing charming French tunes bringing all the emotions ablaze. The Barbara Carlotti Quartet all the way from Paris, undoubtedly brought fun and a breezy French touch to the evening that made the spectators exclaim, “Oh Mon Dieu!”

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The Festival of the Spirit - 13th February 2010

After the revelry of the carnival had quietened down just a bit, another form of music began to draw people with its melody. The music, although shouting praises of god, was nothing like the ones heard in churches or any other places of worship, this was rock, albeit, gospel rock.

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Indo - Canadian Jazz Melange - 3rd February 2010

Februray 3rd 2010, the evening two of Canada’s top jazz artists shared centre stage with two of India’s best musicians; what happened was something truly special, classic fusion!

Heritage Jazz presented Francois Bourassa, excellent Quebecois jazz pianist and Jeanne Rochette, Quebecois chanteuse par excellence, along with Sheldon D’Silva, one of India’s best bassists and Gino Banks, entertaining and talRead More...

Bulgarian-Parisian Gypsy Jazz - 25th January 2010

She was simply ravishing in a gorgeous pink dress with heels to match as she took stage at the Gonsalves Mansion on the eve of Republic Day; when Djaima and her band started, the home of jazz was crackling as if on hot coals. 8pm on a Monday meant people drove down after a hard day at work to chill out to some exciting music; some took a break from the grapes and enjoyed beer instead as they bobbed their heads to some superb Bulgarian-Parisian Gypsy jazz.

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South Africa Calling -The Marcus Wyatt Quintet - 17th January 2010

The South African musical safari began on the 17th of Jan 2010, on a gorgeous twilight evening at the Jazz courtyard in Campal. The trees in the yard, the soft glow of lamps, the evening air and the sound of insects gave it that authentic jungle feeling. People piled in quickly, each one trying to save a seat beneath a netted roof of footballs, surrounded by football jerseys hung beneath each lamp; the ambience was a fusion of the South African wilderness and fooRead More...

Something Relevant Student Special - 15th January 2010

The last show was simply superb!- Beyond words really...

The crazy lads from Bombay, Something Relevant, got the Jazz yard in Campal vibrating to their tunes with an entertaining mix of all kinds of everything! From rock to pop to funk to rap to reggae to jazz, they sure didn’t miss out on anything.
Each of them was a spring of energy, creativity and talent that bubbled forth onto the stage and into the audience pumping the whole show up, taking it to a higher planRead More...

Something Relevant ...something different - 10th January 2010

Superb! Scintillating! Wicked! Wow! Amazing! Wild! Rocking! Mind blowing! – Just a few of the comments I got a sneak of as they piled into the cap that went around the yard on Sunday the 10th of Jan 2010, The Year of Music it is! The crazy lads from Bombay, Something Relevant, got the Jazz yard in Campal vibrating to their tunes with an entertaining mix of all Read More...

Moon Arra -- 3rd January 2010

Sunday, the 3rd of January 2010, the courtyard at the home of jazz was sparking with enthusiasm, excitement and the hope that every New Year brings with it. After offering Goa a great musical buffet in 2009, Heritage Jazz was set to begin with a bang, and a bang it surely was!

The Gonsalves Mansion reverberated with the sounds of Western jazz and Indian classical; a fusion like never before. Known always for tRead More...

The Sharik Hasan Trio--Jazz Christmas a la Paris!--26th December 2009

26th December 2009, La Oasis in Anjuna still had its Christmas lights on reflecting in the blue pool while people relaxed beside it, sipping on cocktails and spicy tidbits, engrossed in interesting banter.
Three young men from Paris were in Goa on their Bonjour India tour. After a beautiful performance at Alliance Francaise, Heritage Jazz invited them for an encore performance in Anjuna. Sharik, Gael and Thibault took stand below the running lights and the Read More...

Sigrun Jording Quartet -- 20th December 2009 ... a gentle musical rhapsody...

A cool breeze blew through the courtyard on Sunday evening, one of the best features of a classic Goan winter. The little square filled up quickly with colours, exchanged pleasantries and whispers of excitement; a perfect atmosphere with soft lights aiding the moonlight in framing the lovely gathering. The air seemed a buzz like the sparks of a crackling fire; you just got the feeling something wonderful was going to happen.Four smiling faces took the stage, hidingRead More...

Jazz Nirvana -PEACE, LOVE, BROTHERHOOD -- 6th December 2009

The sun was setting on the western horizon at Miramar, splashing the sky and the sea with shades of twilight; a dramatic fusion of colour and the last few rays of warmth. While lovers canoodled as evening turned dusk, a blanket of peace settled around this marvelous sight, engulfing and unifying all who stood witness to it. Magical!

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Konkani Rocks! -- 3rd December 2009

Konkani really rocked on the 3 rd of December at the Goa Velha Church Grounds with a mega concert organized by Heritage Jazz and supported by the Navhind Times.

The concert was unique, with Konkani music being played by a foreign band for the first time ever. Dutch music maestros Saskia Laroo and her quartet set the Church grounds on fire with fantastic renditions of Undra Mojea Mama and many other songs. It was amazing to see SaRead More...

Jazz for Football -- 15th August 2009

‘Heritage Jazz’, played host to Acuri, World famous Brazilian instrumental maestros. They performed live at the Gonsalves Mansion on August 15 th 2009, in aid of Brasil Futebol Academia (BFA).

Heritage Jazz was conceptualized and initiated by Mr. Armando Gonsalves. It is located in Campal, the heritage area to the west of Panjim. It started four years ago with a number of fun verandah shows which turned iRead More...

The Oliver Rajamani Quintet --18th & 19th April 2009

The Show at  GONSALVES MANSION featuring Oliver Rajamani , performing along with Steve Marcum on Drums, Joseph Santori on Bass, Suresh Buscara on Tabla and Richard Bowden on Violin was one of the best musical performances. The entire crowd - young and old- were silenced with awe and admiration while he performed ecstatically and the positive energy and vibrations from his music was incredible. People were glued to their seats just listening Read More...

Carlton Braganza --2nd March 2009

The show at Gonsalves mansion on 2nd March 09 evening set off with a good change at Armando's place. Unlike the usual well appreciated Jazz performances, the Carton Braganza show was purely Retro-Country with a little pop in between, all of which kept everyone on their toes, with even the ones seated rocking to the beat! Everyone had a lot of fun as this came like a pleasant surprise for most who weren’t aware of Carltons Country Music background. Carlton appRead More...

Valentine's Night --14th February 2009

The event started off with Mr. Satish Krishna Murthy on the Indian percussion instruments and was simply supberb. The two German Barbara Jungfer and Holger Jetter, musicians conceptualized their India tour in June 2008 in Munich and started to work on compositions right away. They invited two Indian jazz musicians Keith Peters and Jeoraj Geroge to exchange knowledge and to explore the Indian jazz scene together. The quartet performed original tunes and improRead More...

A Different Spain: Jazz, Folk & World Music --12th December 2008

After Brazil and Portugal, it was Spain that put up a cultural treat for Goans. The Gonsalves Mansion at Panaji saw traditional Spanish beats and jazz tunes enthrall guests . The show was organised by Armando Gonsalves put the show together in association with the Spanish Embassy. Percussionists Mika and Sarah wowed the crowd with their performances on an instrument called the txalaparte. They played traditional tunes from the Basque region of Spain. Later, the JouRead More...

Jazz for Peace -- 7th December 2008

The Jazz for Peace show held in the streets near Gonsalves Mansion was an event that struck the heart, as an event of emotion, love, peace, togetherness and unity. Harri Stojka, considered to be the world's best Gypsy jazz guitarist, started the event with popular numbers from the Gypsy almanac, and then graduated into music that was composed by him and his teammates. harri was simply amazing on the guitar, with his deft playing drawingRead More...

The Honor Heffernan Quartet --21st & 22nd November 2008

Heritage Jazz came again to town this time with Honor Heffernan Quartet at the Gonsalves mansion courtyard in campal. As the name suggests, the leader of the band Honor Heffernan, has been performing as both a singer and actress for over 30years now and has been both critically and publicly acclaimed as a singer whose versatility and superior vocal ability means she is comfortable singing anything from jazz and Blues to Rock and Folk.Read More...

The Brazilian Jazz Quintet Pedro Moraes -- 1st & 2nd November 2008

Brazilian music is full of passion, of sentiment, of joy. It is the result of a long simmering mix of heritage from Amerindian, Portuguese and African sources meeting global influences to create a magical, mystical music. Yet it is the constant search for new forms within Brazil 's diverse musical heritage that most captivates us and influences musicians around the world. 

The Jazz group “Pedro Moraes Quintet” peRead More...

Fusion for Peace -- 25th October 2008

Diwali a festival of lights, celebrates the triumph of good over evil, this Hindu festival which is celebrated with lots of enthusiasm and happiness was combined with the celebration of “fusion for peace”

“Shanti” a fusion band, kept the audience enthralled by the breath taking performance as they created a magnificent blend of music that reached straight to the hearts of the audience. “Shanti”Read More...

Tala Faral & GrooveSuppa -- 1st & 2nd February 2008

Tara Falal, a vibrant native of Madagascar, a US citizen and a musician of the world, mixed a groovy, funky cocktail of African, Latin, Indian and Modern Jazz, added a generous dash of charisma and hot energy, and served it through three straws (an effervescent voice, a guttural rich toned saxophone bursting out like a god enthroned and an incredibly overactive keyboard) accompanied by three equally rocket-fired Indian musicians – Dwight Pattison, bass guitarRead More...

Andy Grosskopf -- 18th to 22th January 2008

"Andy Grosskopf, the band's mastermind is one of those musicians, who doesn't belong to the usual Leipzig Jazz circle, but is doing his own thing. His album "Type: G", released three years ago was a groove-dominated work, experimenting with atypical sounds. "File under: G" didn't lose the slightest bit of the powerful playing of "Type: G", but is more purist in the Jazz sense, there's lots of time and space for the tracks to exploRead More...

Saskia Laroo Quintet -- 8th & 9th December 2007

The “Saskia Laroo Quintet ” show that was held on the 8th & 9th of December 2007. The show was part of the Heritage Jazz series and was extremely well received.Saskia Laroo Quintet, comprising Saskia Laroo, William Sebestian, Philippe Lemn, Daniel Gueli and Warren Byrd proved why they are the most sought after jazz band. They were simply fabulous, as they are always.

Saskia Laroo, a celebrated trumpeter combined vRead More...

Sascha Ley Quintet -- 27th & 28th November 2007

Sascha Ley a composer of some great songs performed here LIVE at Gonsalves Mansion was accompanied by George Letellier a pianist, Anne Kaftan on Soprano Saxophone, Marc Demuth on Bass and Benoit Martiny on drums. The Sascha Ley Quintet was one of the best group that played really unique Jazz Music which was enjoyed by one and all.

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Liberate Your Jazz -- 19th December 2006

The “Liberate your Jazz” show that was held on the 19th of December 2006. The show was part of the Heritage Jazz series and was extremely well received.

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Jazz Fusion Fireworks -- 22nd October 2006

Music lovers could not have asked for more when Trancemedia invited the band Megha to perform in Goa at Highway Village , Porvorim, Goa on 22 October 2006 . The caliber of this band is definitely not commonplace and could easily be ranked among the world’s best in jazz fusion. Megha definitelyprovided the musical fireworks for lighting up this Diwali.

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Jazz and Fusion Curry -- 1st October 2006

Spirits were high at Highway Village on 1 October 2006 when Trancemedia kicked off the season with Jazz Fusion Curry. That hugely talented ensemble of musicians Blue Fire fronting as a wonderful foil for the spectacular musical feats of S Harikumar on his seven-stringed electric violin, started up the show.

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Samba Jazz -- 22nd January 2006

Samba jazz night belonged to Mandu Sarara, a five-member band led by Beto Sporleder. The music was unusual Latin jazz and samba music much to the delight of a packed audience made up of the Latin loving people of Goa, including our late Consul General of the Portuguese embassy Pedro Cabral Adao, Bebe Costa and family, Karl Vaz and family, Cecilia Menezes, Antonio Sousa, about 400 more jazz lovers. The ambience waRead More...

Shuffle Demons -- 4th January 2006

Anyway you look at them, anywhere in the world and anytime during these last 20 years, this is a livewire band. With three amazing saxophonists, a dancing drummer, and a killer upright bass player, Toronto-based jazz band Shuffle Demons rocked the spectators at Highway Village Porvorim, on 4 January 2006.

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Rock D Blues -- 18th December 2005

After a great start to the 2005 season, a seemingly unknown band Soulmate arrived in Goa courtesy our good friend Amt Saigal from Delhi who convinced us that the ensemble was one of the best blues bands that he had handled in his long years in music production. And, he was absolutely spot on.

Based in Shillong where there is a great depth of western music, Soulmate consists of Rudy Wallang (wRead More...

Funk the Jazz -- 13th November 2005

Jonas Hellborg is possibly the best bass guitarist in the world today and he played bass much to the awe of the local people. He played a whole series of trebles and lead style on the bass guitar with support on the lead by Mathias IA Eklundh and Niclas Campagnol.

Their style was jazz rock and jazz funk which was hugely appealing to all, more especially to a Read More...

Jazz Ablaze- Interplay -- 22nd October 2005

That night he was dubbed as Indian’s best pianist and he revealed himself in a grand fashion with Sonia Saigal, daughter of Don Saigal and step daught Pam Crain. 400-strong crowd which included the IGP of police Mr Radhawa, Remo came was highly appreciative of the most wonderful music sonia dn harmeet played, Ashok Bajan was congratulated on taking this venture forward. LesRead More...

Jazz Greats -- 12th October 2005

Gonsalves Mansion came alive with a truly wonderful concert performed by Jazz greats in aid of Goa ’s jazz vocalist Belinda Oliviera, who was suffering from cancer.

It was a star-studded evening with India ’s best and brightest jazz musicians who gave from their hearts. The concert opened with a delightful performance by the band Blue Note Ensemble Read More...

Heritage Jazz Yatra George Brooks -- 23rd January 2005

George Brooks and Leni Stern performed at Gonsalves Mansion along with Sunny Jain an American of Indian origin on the drums and Gary Wong on the electric double bass on 23 January 2005.

George Brooks has a unique melodic voice, his saxophone and piano performances are always strong on technical fluency and his dynamic stage presence makes him a much sought after Read More...

Heritage Jazz Yatra -- 19th December 2004

The Heritage Jazz Yatras was again held at Gonsalves Mansion on the 19th of December 2004 with the exciting troupe of funk jazz exponent Tala Faral taking the crowd by storm.

The Heritage Jazz Yatras was again held at Gonsalves Mansion on the 19th of December 2004 with the exciting troupe of funk jazz exponent Tala Faral taking the crowd by storm. Tala, the diminutive saxophonist who is originally from MadagascaRead More...

Heritage Jazz Yatra (IFFI) -- 5th December 2004

Since the success of the show was heralded everywhere what with the electronic media and the national press referring to it as a “path-breaking event”, Trancemedia had to come up with the shows again to keep up the momentum. And IFFI provided this chance once again, at Gonsalves Mansion which is situated right in the middle of the IFFI arena.

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Heritage Jazz at the Rebello Mansion -- 10th October 2004

In early December, the show was graced by the Brown Indian Band which comprised of Colin D’Cruz and a host of musicians from North India as well as from South India besides having a Western Jazz segment led by Jayson Jones of Chicago . The show was an instant success and of course, Heritage Jazz was here to stay.


The show featured world renowned Indian saxophone player, Padmashree Kadri Gopalnath whRead More...

Jazz in Goa -- June 2004 to Aug 2004

With a jazz movement practically set in motion Jazz Goa was formed around March 2004 and this led to many wonderful and exciting shows, all at Gonsalves Mansion in the months of June, July and August of that year. All well attended, the shows lent wings to a new excitement in jazz in Goa and this set the stage for a revolution in the form of the Heritage Jazz Yatra, which is basically, jazz festivals held at Goa’s beautiful heritage homes.

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Konkani Jazz

It wasn’t going to be far when Konkani would take centre stage in the whole proceedings. With so many of the verandah shows already having given the music revolution a lift, the Konkani evening was an evening that will be difficult to forget. The Chico family led by Young Chico with able support from Andre and Tanya besides H Briton, gave the punch to the show

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Jazz at the SBI House -- January 2003

Since December 18 2001 was such a huge success, everyone just wanted more. And more we had in January 2003.

A slightly different cast of musicians this time, but the event was wonderful with people joining in the singing and playing different instruments. These shows went on with one beautiful show in January 2003 at Valerio’s official State Bank of India residence at Altinho which lentRead More...

Jazz on the verandah

It all started way back in December 2001, when Armando Gonsalves and a team of jazz loving friends such as Valerio Sequeira, Carlos Monteiro, George Fernandez, Caetano Filiipe Colaco, Lester Godinho, Carlos Tavora, Colin D’Cruz, Mac Dourado and ohers got together to organize small home events at Armando’s home aka Gonsalves Mansion.

In December 2001, the show held on the 18 th was a spur-of-the-moment decision taken since everyone wantRead More...

Christian Bucher

Christians fabulous drumming kept the unplugged event sizzling the whole evening  on the balcao of Gonsalves Mansion.
 

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