Come June 8 and fans of jazz music would be able to see popular artistes perform live at a jazz concert in the city.
Bill Evans, a Grammy award winning saxophonist, will perform at Tata Theatre, Nariman Point, along with Indian drummer Ranjit Barot, African bass player Etienne Mbappe and French guitarist Marc Guillermont.
The event — Jazz@NCPA — hosted by the National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA), promises to be an infusion of different musical and cultural influences.
“This is not a classic jazz concert and there is a lot of musical variety,” said Barot, who collaborated with the international artistes to perform at the event. “I am looking forward to seeing a good response in the city.”
The event is part of NCPA’s plan to include jazz in its annual programmes. “The NCPA plans to organise jazz performances through the year, which would finally culminate in an annual Jazz festival at the end of the year,” said Romit Chaterji, member of the NCPA jazz committee. An international jazz festival was held at NCPA in October last year where artistes such as Joshua Redman and Diane Witherspoon performed.
The event also looked to bring in more college students, who will get concessions on their tickets.