8th Delhi International Jazz Festival 2019 is all set to return with impressive bands

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New Delhi: The 8th Delhi International Jazz Festival 2019, presented by Indian Council for Cultural Relations is all set to return with impressive bands and a line-up of renowned artistes from across the world. The festival, popularly known for its grandeur and glamour, promises to be much bigger in its soulful performances by renowned bands and artistes for three continuous days at the strikingly beautiful Nehru Park, Chanakyapuri (New Delhi).

Beginning from March 1st in the majestic city of monuments, the festival has witnessed a footfall of more than 1,00,000 people visiting from different parts of the World during its last 7 editions. This year, it assures an interesting itinerary with artistes from 12 countries, namely Germany, Mauritius, Israel, Korea, Morocco, Spain, Thailand, Syria, Tunisia, Kazakhstan, Austria and India, giving the audience a taste of contemporary jazz from world over.

With regality and beauty blended into one, jazz connoisseurs will be privy to live performances by famous bands from these countries who will create fusion instrumentation and provide a groovy experience to the audience. Post successful conclusion of the festival, the bands will perform in 22 cities in India, across the length and breadth of the country, namely Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkatta, Bangalore, Bhubaneshwar, Goa, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Bhopal, Lucknow, Port Blair, Vadodara, Hyderabad, Allahabad, Trivandrum, Chandigarh, Jaipur, Shillong, Guwahati, Varanasi, Patna and Mysore.

Releasing the information of the festival Deputy General of Indian Council for Cultural Relations Padmaja said, “Beginning from March 1st in the majestic city of monuments, the festival has witnessed a footfall of more than 1,00,000 people visiting from different parts of the world during the last 7 editions. This year it assures an interesting itinerary with artistes from 12 countries, namely, Germany, Mauritious, Israel, Korea, Morocco, Spain, Thailand, Syria, Tunisia, Kazakhstan, Austria and India, giving the audience a taste of contemporary jazz from over the world”

“Jazz is not just music, it’s a way of life; It’s a way of being’ A way of thinking.”, the famous musician Nina Simone had said. Being organised since 2011, this festival is one of the marquee events annually organised by Indian Council for Cultural Relations, in their continued endeavour to provide a blissful and enjoyable cultural experience to not only the people of Delhi but also invitees from all over India and abroad with an objective to enhance global cultural integration in India and provide a tasteful experience of ‘Jazz in the Park’ to the residents of Delhi.

As announced by Director General of Indian Council for Cultural Relations, Akhilesh Mishra, “Post successful conclusion of the festival, the bands will perform in 22 cities in India, across the length and breadth of the Country, namely Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkatta, Bangalore, Bhubaneswar, Goa, Chennai, Ahmadabad, Bhopal, Lucknow, Port Blair, Vadodara, Hyderabad, Allahabad, Trivandrum, Chandigarh, Jaipur, Shillong, Guwahati, Varanasi, Patna and Mysore”

ICCR believes that music can play a key role in creative dialogue with other nations. Festivals like these help us in understanding cultures of other countries and also provide an opportunity to our own people to interact with world class performers.