NCPA International Jazz Festival


This Thursday, 28th May at 6 pm NCPA@home presents a unique show which will witness 15 international Jazz and Blues artists jamming with each other one stage! This magical performance by two Latin bands and three traditional and contemporary Jazz bands was a part of the NCPA International Jazz Festival ’18 finale.

Members of Latin bands, Los Gatos and the Brazilian Samba Express shared the stage for the finale of NCPA International Jazz Festival’18 performing well known Latin Jazz numbers whilst improvising on them. The face-off between the percussionists from Cuba, Brazil and Panama will enthral the viewers who have never heard the likes of this confrontation! Further, members of the Clifford Brown band, MND FLO and Ari Roland’s Quartet combined to play this rousing finale. Three jazz classic tunes were on display, but with a blues touch. Expect to hear All Blues and Bag’s Groove at this set, amongst other popular Jazz standards.

NCPA International Jazz Festival

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Performing Musicians:

  1. Chris Byars – Tenor Saxophone
  2. Clifford Brown III – Trumpet
  3. Zayed Nasser – Alto Saxophone
  4. Francesco Lento – Trumpet
  5. Jim Porto – Vocals & Piano
  6. Simon Moullier – Vibraphone
  7. Pradyumna Singh Manot – Piano
  8. Sharik Hasan – Piano
  9. Miguelo Valdes – Conga
  10. Roberthino Bastos – Percussion
  11. Alexander Toth – Bass
  12. Sonic Shori – Bass
  13. Ari Roland – Bass
  14. Rayford Griffin – Drums
  15. Kunal Netrapal – Drums

Opening its doors to the world in 1969, the NCPA became the first multi-venue and multi-purpose cultural centre to be built in South Asia. Vibrant and diverse, the NCPA today is recognised by artistes, patrons and media alike as India’s premier performing arts institution. The Centre provides a fine showcase of India’s rich performing arts traditions, all thanks to the institution’s training and research initiatives. The NCPA presents over 600 events each year across all major art forms, most notably Indian Music, International Music, Theatre and Film, Dance, Visual Arts and Photography. There are Heads of Programming for each of these art forms who curate innovative events and festivals; representative of everything from classical to contemporary throughout the year. The NCPA produces its own programmes as well as collaborates with leading cultural promoters from around the world. The NCPA is the only member organisation of the International Music Council (IMC) from India. To know more visit

When: Thursday, 28th May at 6.00 pm

Where to view: NCPA YouTube channel    

NCPA International Jazz Festival

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