Jazz India Circuit (JIC) 2017-18

Event Start Date:
February 17, 2018
Event End Date:
February 18, 2018
Event Venue:
One Golden Mile, New Delhi

January 18, 2018, New Delhi:  Teamwork Arts’ Jazz India Circuit (JIC) 2017-18 season announces the first of its twin concerts slotted for the national capital as part of the JIC Delhi edition: to be held at One Golden Mile in New Delhi on the 17th and 18thof February, the much-awaited Delhi edition will be headlined by legendary drummer Dave Weckl along with leading jazz players from Denmark, Luxembourg, United Kingdom, Israel and India.

The 2017-18 season of the Jazz India Circuit, organised by performing arts entertainment company Teamwork Arts, is all about getting into the groove, the subtleties of rhythm, and the power of percussion with legendary jazz drummers headlining an electrifying series of concerts across the country.

JIC 2017-18 season has brought to India some of the finest percussionists and drummers this edition; the season began with Scandinavian drumming exponent Joost Lijbaart performing at the JIC Launch Concert at Gurugram, and then went onto the legendary Jojo Mayer in Goa; the Delhi edition finally takes the set to a whole new level with Dave Weckl. While Jojo Mayer is considered to be a legend of experimental cutting-edge jazz, Dave Weckl leans towards the classical aspect of the genre.  Both of them are legends in their own right performing in India for the first time.

Having been named by Modern Drummer magazine as “one of the 25 best drummers of all time”, Weckl’s dynamic and diverse drumming is built on a foundation of knowledge and passion. Weckl will be collaborating with some of the finest musicians in India including Mohini Dey, Abhijith Nair, Sandeep Mohan and Joe Johnson. Mohini has been described as a prodigy by many acclaimed musicians; she started learning the bass guitar at the age of 3, performed at concerts and recordings at the age of 10, and now at 17, is an extraordinary bass player playing across the world with celebrated musicians. This collaboration will indeed be a crackling fusion of sounds.

Announcing the Delhi Edition of Jazz India Circuit, Sanjoy Roy, M.D, Teamwork Artssaid, “We are delighted to have the jazz season roll into Delhi. Jazz India Circuit is a dynamic musical journey and with each performance, the performing legends lend momentum to it. Our effort is to get the best of jazz to discerning audiences and include more cities under the JIC fold.”

Also performing are The Diaspora House, a project that combines original music by Udi Shlomo (drummer, arranger and composer) bringing the diversity of Ashkenazi (East European), Sefaradi (Spanish) and Mizrachi (Arabic) Jewish music in new arrangements while preserving the unique sound of jazz and world music; Pascal Schumacher whose prowess with the vibraphone is a musical delight; prize-winning classical prodigy on the piano John Law who is acclaimed for his work in in a wide variety of contemporary jazz projects, from solo piano concerts and albums through trio and quartet tours and recordings to large scale works for his semi-classical ensemble Cornucopia; and Danish guitarist, composer and improviser Alex Jønsson who is recognized in the world of jazz both as a composer and a soloist.


With all this and more, there is much to look forward at Jazz India Circuit’s Delhi edition.


Jazz India Circuit Delhi Edition

When: 17-18 February, 2018, 7:00 PM onwards

Where: One Golden Mile, New Delhi

Entry: Ticket, Early bird offer till…..


 About Teamwork Arts:

For over 25 years, Teamwork Arts has taken India to the world and brought the world to India. In countries such as Australia, Canada, Egypt, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Israel, Korea, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, UK and USA, Teamwork produces over 25 highly acclaimed performing arts, visual arts and literary festivals across more than 40 cities. Teamwork Arts produces one of the world’s largest free literary gatherings, the annual ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival, the Ishara International Puppet Festival and the annual Mahindra Excellence in Theatre Awards (META) and Festival in New Delhi, international festivals Shared History in South Africa, Eye on India in the United States of America, India by the Bay in Hong Kong, Confluence- Festival of India in Australia, India@70 2017: Year of Culture in the United Kingdom, and many more.