Jazz Weekender - First Edition - 2022
29 Apr - 1 May 2022
To celebrate International Jazz Day, boxout.fm, in partnership with Wild City, Gatecrash, Art Unites & Jazz in India, put together a live music experience showcasing some of the most exciting homegrown and international jazz artists today. Taking place from April 29th to May 1st in New Delhi, JAZZ WEEKENDER featured seasoned and boundary-pushing jazz artists that cross over into neo-soul, R&B, fusion, electronic, big band, funk and more. Set at the contemporary art-inspired lawns of 1AQ in Mehrauli, Jazz Weekender featured food and beverage experiences, curated retail pop-ups and other festival activations.
April 30, 2022, 9 p.m.
Triorität is - as a matter of fact - a trio, synthesizing sonic output through long-lasting friendship and mutual influences in 70s fusion, disco, as well as modern electronics and hip hop. A rich and full-bodied sound unified by uplifting drums, heavy bass and floating yet striking melodies, to an intense melange called “dancefloor-jazz“. The three appreciate exchange and organic growth over pressurized work via major labels or conservatoires. Their thrilling and impressive live shows are immersing ventures into their cosmos, leaving you with no freaking idea where you’ll eventually end up - enjoy the ride!
Gino Banks x Rhythm Shaw
Gino Banks x Rhythm Shaw
April 29, 2022, 8 p.m.
Prolific drummer and son of the “godfather of Jazz” in India, Louis Banks, Gino Banks (World Percussion) and guitar virtuoso Rhythm Shaw (Acoustic Guitar) come together to create a high energy, melodic and rhythmic musical adventure that traverses Indian music, world fusion, progressive jazz and much more. They perform original music from Rhythm Shaw's album 'The Opening Act' as well as display masterful solos in the set. Don’t miss this rare combination of musicians, set to take the world by storm!
May 1, 2022, 8 p.m.
April 29, 2022, 9 p.m.
Having gone through the process of establishing the band in both the parallel scenes in Delhi. The Revisit Project is ready to bring a groove laden funk plastered twist to our lives as part of the (N)EVER evolving brown community, in the album called 'Capitalist Musician With A Left-Leaning Avatar'. The band started out in 2014 as a tribute band, rediscovering some of the lost treasures of Hindi film music and giving a contemporary Funk/Jazz fusion touch to the renditions. The jam sessions lead the band to realise it's true potential in terms of writing original music and thus, the first album called 'Here We Go' happened in 2017, Brown Man's Funk and Born in Delhi in 2019.
April 29, 2022, 7 p.m.
Guitarist and composer Niels Brouwer and vocalist and lyricist Monica Akihary have formed a duo under the name of BOI AKIH since 1997. BOI AKIH forms the solid and inseparable core of collaborations with a wide range of musicians and poets. For more than twenty years, boundless curiosity has driven BOI AKIH to ever new experiments and discoveries. As a result they are now at home in musical traditions from all corners of the world - from modern jazz to classical Indian music and from Melanesian, African and European folk to improvised music. For the musicians, all these different traditions and influences are not the final destination, but an inspiration and a starting point for musical development. They can be heard in the colour and texture of their music, in complex compositions and free improvisation, in their use of voice and playing techniques, in daring line-ups and also in the unusual collection of instruments they use-often self-built and tailored to their own individual musical ideas. BOI AKIH's unique sound emerges in the constant interaction between the musicians and the sources they draw from. This sound, at once unconventional and accessible is always surprisingly new and yet completely recognisable. In BOI AKIH's musical projects, these deep, personal musical explorations result in a harmonious blending of seemingly incompatible sounds, rhythms and tonalities. The warm and lithe voice of Akihary and the guitar playing of Brouwer offers the audience a vista of a world filled with emotion and colour. A concert by this duo is an amazing experience. The voice of Akihary is exceptionally nuanced. With her spot on timing, tone and charismatic personality, she immediately touches the heart of the listener, just as Brouwer’s abstract passages sounds warm throughout.
May 1, 2022, 9 p.m.
Straight from the capital city of Karnataka, Bangalore, Tillapes consists of Hanumankind, Doc.Awes, Soorya Praveen, Sange Wangchuk, Philip John and Gautam David. With a penchant for performing Hip-Hop/neo soul tracks they draw from the influences like Anderson Paak and the free nationals, The roots, J dilla and Vulfpeck. The Apes focus on keeping catchy melodies and lyrics at the forefront, backed by a meshing of syncopated rhythmic and melodic elements resulting in a sound that puts the audience in a mood to groove. By encapsulating the questions, experiences and struggles that come with living in the 21st century, T.ill Apes aims to deliver not just a high octane experience, but provide cathartic release as well.
The Jazz B'stards
The Jazz B'stards
May 1, 2022, 7 p.m.
April 30, 2022, 7 p.m.
Comprising of some of Delhi's most experienced session-musicians, Four + 1 will play a set focusing on arrangements of Soul and R&B music. The band will feature classic songs of the Motown era with songs made popular by Aretha Franklin, The Commodores, Stevie Wonder and more, along with contemporary artists like Lake Street Dive, Allen Stone and Michael Kiwanuka.
April 30, 2022, 8 p.m.
Pakshee, represents freedom of expression. Pakshee’s musical endeavours manifest as diverse sonic experiments with an equal infusion of classical and modern musical styles. The fabric of Pakshee’s sound involves ever-evolving soundscapes, across influences of Soul, a dash of Electronic and reverberating World Music. With each of its members bringing an inimitable contribution to their sound, Pakshee is the coming together of 6 individuals’ unique musicality. Their upcoming album is a snapshot of their growth as musicians, progressing and evolving over the past 3 years into an amalgamation of auditory vibrations. With each song as varied and unique as their previous releases, the overarching texture of the sound paints an immersive atmosphere.
April 29, 2022, 6 p.m.
Raj is a guitarist & producer based in Delhi, his beats standout from the rest for their commitment towards melodic content, featuring jazz sounds fused with neo soul guitars, calming vocal chops & groovy drums, Raj's music is an intersection between Jazz & Hiphop.