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An evening with jazz



What happens when a group of musicians meet? Music of course! It was a chance meeting at a local restaurant a year ago that brought Jyothi Krishna, Jayhari P.S., Rahul C.R. and Ananthu Nirmal together. Says Jayhari: “We clicked as we shared a love for music of all genres and soon would meet up regularly for jamming sessions during the weekends. That is how we decided to form a band.”

And so the members of Jazzy Jammers, a jazz band, will be making their debut today. While Jyothi is the lead singer of the group, Jayhari is the pianist. Rahul plays the bass guitar and Ananthu is on the drums.

But why jazz? “Well, although jazz music is rather popular in the West, it is a relatively unknown form of music in the city. Here, most people are generally tuned to popular music. We hope to change that by creating awareness on the beauty of jazz and the versatility the genre offers. We wanted to show the audience what they are missing out on. Besides, there are no jazz bands here in the city.”

The members of Jazzy Jammers are all full-time musicians. While Jayhari and Rahul are members of another band called Avant, an experimental crossover band, Jyothi is a member of Dark Prophecy, a hard rock/metal band and Ananthu, a former drummer of KL-01, a progressive rock band.

According to Jayhari, the group is into performing mainstream songs. “We add a touch of jazz to these songs.” For their debut performance tonight at Bharat Bhavan, Jazzy Jammers will be playing A.R. Rahman’s ‘Adiye’, Michael Jackson’s ‘Earth Song’ and Martha Mier’s ‘Jackson Street Blues’ to name a few. “Jyothi has written the lyrics for the Martha Mier piece.” The concert, organised by Bharat Bhavan and Sound Engineering Academy, is at 7 p.m.


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