Music lovers invade Central Park on the final day of the Jaipur jazz and blues festival

On the final day of the first edition of day 3 Jaipur Jazz and Blues Festival on Sunday, the Jaipurites gathered in large numbers in Central Park to witness the performance of jazz hardcore from 3 countries. The festival was organized by Seher in association with UNESCO & Rajasthan tourism .

The star studded evening began with the performance of Working Title, a drum led piano trio from Germany. They presented playful & eccentric compositions which cut across genres & cultures. Their interactive & improvisation driven performance greatly entertained the audience. They presented songs like Home Blues, East of Kailash & Rowing in the heart of lake, among others. In their band were Gustavo Mezo on Piano, Theo Malka-Wishart on Bass & David Soin Tappesee on drums.

This was followed by the performance of the 24 year old singer & songwriter from India, Sanjeeta Bhattacharya. She sang songs like Ode to You, I will wait, Everything’s fine, among others. Accompanying her were Shubhanshu Singh on guitar, Prabhjot Singh on bass, Rhythm Bansal on piano & Aveleon Vaz on drums.

The most awaited performance of the evening was that of award winning saxophonist, Kirk MacDonald, who is a leader in Canadian Jazz for over 35 years. His performance was a bridge between traditional & modern saxophone playing. He presented his jazz compositions like You See But You Don't Hear, Shadows, The Power of Four, Silent Voices, Eleven & The Torchbearers. They also presented a number, India by John Coltrane. Kirk was accompanied by Virginia MacDonald on Clarinet, Neil Swainson on Bass & Morgan Childs on Drums.