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Jazz has been popular in India for the last century. Jazz bands played at hotels and in restaurants in Calcutta and Bombay in the 20s, and it spread to Madras and Delhi, Shimla, Mussoorie and Shillong in the 30s and 40s. Then to theatres, dance halls and clubs in military cantonments and railway colonies all over the country.

In the 70s, a group of jazz lovers got together and started Jazz India. The group invited musicians from India and abroad to play at a festival called the Jazz Yatra. The Bombay group organised the first Yatra in 1978.

Delhi got its first jazz festival in 1984, when the Jazz Yatra was held outdoors by the swimming pool at the Ashoka Hotel. At first the festival was held every second year, but for the last few years it has become an annual event, and sports a new name 'Jazz Utsav'.

 

JAZZ UTSAV 2017

DELHI (One Golden Mile), Feb 19th

Stanley Jordan, Matteo Fraboni Trio, Smiti & Adir and Aman Kartikeya Pranai

Entry: Rs 1,500

 

JAZZ UTSAV 2015

DELHI (One Golden Mile), Dec 5th - 6th

The Woodstock Jazz Band, Derek Julien & Friends, Rudresh Mahanthappa's Gamak, Joel Lyssarides, Karim Ellaboudi & Vasundhara Vidalur, Artur Dutkiewicz Trio

 

JAZZ UTSAV 2012

DELHI (FICCI Auditorium), Oct 26th - 28th

Frederik Köster Quartet, Luca Ciarla Quartet, Electric Konarak Band with Gumby, Marcin Wasilewski Trio, Frøy Aagre Quartet, Matej Benko Quintet

PUNE, Oct 26th - 27th

Pommel Horse, Konark Reddy, Froy Aggre, Harsha Makalande

KOLKATA (Congo Square Festival), Oct 29th - 31st

Fredrick Koster Quartett, PommelHorse, Froy Aagre Quartet, Tarun Balani Collective

MUMBAI (Blue Frog), Oct 26th - 28th

Matej Benko, Froy Aagre, PommelHorse, Frederik Koster, Tarun Balani, Marcin Wasilewski Trio

 

JAZZ UTSAV 2011

Dec 9th - 11th, MUMBAI and DELHI

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Michaela Rabitsch and Robert Pawlik, Austria

Arild Andersen Trio, Norway

Pawel Kaczmarczyk Audiofeeling Band, Poland

The Louiz Banks/Braz Gonsalvez Jazz Combo

Gautam Ghosh Collective 

Eastern Flowers, Germany 

Jan Lundgren Trio, Sweden

 

JAZZ UTSAV 2010

Dec 2nd - 4th

Giovanni Guidi Trio, Italy

MST-Murcoff, Talvin Singh & Erik Truffaz, Mexico, India, France

Mateusz Kolakowski Trio, Poland

Jazzkomplott, Germany

Louiz Banks Matrixx Band, India

Larry Carlton

Mari Kvien Brunvoll, Norway

Gumbo, Norway

Ranjit Barot Group featuring Tim Garland & Dominique Di Piazza, India

 

Jazz Utsav 2009

Wayne Krantz / Anthony Jackson Quartet, USA

BeatleJazz, USA

Eric Vloeiman Quartet, Netherlands

Thaerichens Tentet, Germany

Andrea Marcelli, Italy

Nils Olav Johanson Quartet, Norway

Jarek Smietana, Poland

Saskia Laroo, Netherlands

 

Jazz Utsav 2008

Francois Bourassa, Canada

Miett Molnar + Henk Meutgert, Netherlands

Harri Strojka, Austria

Honor Heffernan, Ireland

The Ploctones, Netherlands

The Southern Quartet, Germany + Holland + India

Thomas Siffling Trio, Germany

 

Jazz Utsav 2007

Paula Jeanine, USA

Sascha Ley, Belgium

Jake Fryer Quartet, UK

Krzysztof Herdzin Trio, Poland

Café Du Sport, Germany

Chet Baker Tribute, Norway

Madhav Chari Trio, India

 

Jazz Utsav 2006

Pierre Favre, France

Kirsti Hukke, Norway

Maria Sadowska, Poland

Martin Dahanukar, Switzerland

Wolfgang Haffner Trio, Germany

Gary Lawyer, India

 

Jazz Utsav 2005

Charlie Mariano Trio, USA/Germany

Mynta, Sweden

Jonas Helborg Trio, Sweden

Kim Mentzer Quintet, Denmark

The Core, Norway

Solid!, Norway

 

SANGAM – Jazz Fusion 2005

Larry Coryel, USA

George Brooks, USA

Ronu Majumdar, India

Vijay Ghate, India

 

Jazz Yatra 2004

Saskia Laroo, Netherlands

Peter Weniger Trio, Germany

The Real Thing, Norway

Solveig Slettahjell, Norway

Louiz Banks, India

Magish Market, India

Global Unity, India

 

JazzYatra 2003

Bugge Wesseltoft, Norway

Michael Occhipinti, Canada

Ola Kvernberg Trio, Norway

Lumahama, Switzerland

Jazz Unlimited, Sri Lanka

Global Unity, India

Dieter Koehnlein, Germany

Roseanna Vitro, USA

Jazzy Joe/Rupak Kulkarni

Knut Riisnaes, Norway

Urban Connection, Norway

Gabor Bola, Hungary

Sunny Jain Collective, USA

Manfred Leuchter, Germany

 

JazzYatra 2002

- India bands:

Louis Banks

Braz Gonsalves

Steve Sequira

Sonia Saigal

Kitto Hilt

Jazzy Joe

- International bands:

Ytres Suloen Sextet, Norway

Karin Krog/John Surman, Norway

Come Shine, Norway

Lydia van Dam, Holland

Roseanna Vitro, USA

George Brooks, USA

 

JazzYatra 2001

Dainius Pulauskas Sextet (Lithuania)

The Hoodangers (Australia)

Fay Victor (USA)

 

JazzYatra 2000

All Vocal JazzYatra

 

JazzYatra 1998

Eddie Daniels 

Dave Douglas 

Myra Melford

Vijay Iyer

 

Australian JazzYatra 1997

Australian Art Orchestra

 

Jazz - India Concert Series 1997

Joe Zawinul

Trilok Gurtu

Betty Carter

Amy Denio

 

JazzYatra 1996

Charlie Byrd/Herb Ellis 

Ann Dyer

Trilok Gurtu

Mike Stern Trio

 

JazzYatra 1994

llinois Jacquet Quintet

Rudresh Mahanthappa 

Christine Correa Duo

 

JazzYatra 1992

Henry Threadgill Very Very Circus

Dewey Redman

Cedar Walton

David Williams

Billy Higgins

 

JazzYatra 1990

Abdullah Ibrahim / Ekaya     

Joe Carter

Sadao Watanabe

Marlena Shaw

 

French JazzYatra 1989

Didier Lockwood

 

JazzYatra 1988

Kenny Barron

Robin Kenyatta (Switzerland)

Kevin Eubanks

 

JazzYatra 1986

Max' Roach

Freddie Hubbard

Stephane Grappelli

L. Subramaniam, 

Larry Coryell 

OREGON

Trilok Gurtu, Ralph Towner

 

JazzYatra 1984

Woody Shaw with Steve Turre 

Don Cherry

Henry Threadgill

Bob Wilber

 

JazzYatra 1982

Billy Taylor

Herbie Mann

Yolande Bavan

Shakti

 

JazzYatra 1980

Mingus Dynasty

Gospel Singers (100 Singers) 

Tania Maria

Stan Getz

 

JazzYatra 1978

Inauguration by the Minister for Education and Culture Dr. P. Chander Chunder with Ambassador Dr. Robert Goheen of USA and the Ambassador of Poland as Guest of Honour. Willis Conover of Voice of America was the Emcee. 

Clark Terry

Joe Williams

Don Ellis

Sonny Rollins

 
 
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