India’s Jazz Festival is back in Goa this year

The Jazz India Circuit (JIC) is all set to come to Goa on November 30th and December 1st at the International Centre Goa (ICG) Dona Paula.

The JIC is a one-stop destination to hear the newest and most diverse jazz acts. The event is organized by Teamwork Arts and has a stellar line-up of jazz artists. Other than that a series of music workshops, interactive experiential spaces, a bustling flea market, and a vibrant food court with flavors from all over the globe and a feast of art and craft activities.

Speaking about the Goa leg of JIC 2019, Sanjoy K. Roy, Managing Director of Teamwork Arts, said, “The JIC celebrates the best of contemporary jazz bringing new idioms and the innovative spirit of jazz to the forefront for Indian audiences. JIC Goa showcases experimental jazz that blends diverse genres like punk, funk, hip-hop, folk and world music.”

Artist Line-Up:

  • High-energy Canadian band, ‘The Shuffle Demons’ will showcase their signature genre-bending, visually entertaining and funny compositions.
  • Singer and songwriter Macha Gharibian will create an elegant blend of jazz, folk and pop with the terrific ‘Macha Gharibian Trio’
  • ‘Karan Khosla and Company’ will bring together seasoned jazz musicians from Goa and across India to play an authentic jazz set that spans the gamut of the jazz idiom, from bebop to contemporary.
  • The circuit will also see ‘The Turbans’ bring together sounds from ‘(m)anywhere’ with their interstellar live show
  • Lithuanian jazz units, ‘Dainius Pulaskas Group’ will showcase their unique brand of progressive Lithuanian jazz-fusion.
  • Norway-based collaborative musical group ‘Monoswezi’ will perform traditional African songs mixed with cool Scandinavian jazz.
  • Swiss post-jazz quartet, ‘The Great Harry Hillman’ will combine jazz, rock and improve into a subdued, layered yet thrilling sound.