New Delhi to host 7th Delhi
International Jazz Festival

"Jazz is the only lever used by all the riffraff of Tram 83 to switch social
class as one would subway cars." ― Fiston Mwanza Mujila, Tram 83

The Black Wall Street

Mrs Riva Ganguly Das Director General ICCR speaking at a media briefing on 7th Delhi International Jazz Festival

Jazz as Herman has come to know it is part of the big come-on. Get 'em in and get 'em loaded. Get 'em loaded and get 'em laid. Get 'em laid and get 'em out. And all the while the band made noise, laid down the beat. When you got laid, you jazzed your girl, but you didn't want to the hit the street with jazz still on our pants… and, what the hell, jazz is jazz… and the dance floor and the tables, too, completely filled and the temperature going up and up, the faces of the dancers shining with sweat and excitement. Because they've surrendered as well, all of them, the booze beginning to take hold, its toxic contents roaring through their veins, mounting into the heads topped with brilliantined hair or bobbed, the girls' cheeks flushed like rose petals and the flush creeping down their swanlike necks, past the strings of paste that for tonight are agreed to be the real thing." ― Frederick Turner, 1929

You hear lots of notes, don't you? Some have a major sound. Some have a minor sound. But there's not one blue note among all these black and white keys. The real blues, the soul of the sound, comes from the spaces in-between." ― David Mutti Clark, Professor Brown Shoes Teaches the Blues

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The city of New Delhi is set to host the 7th Delhi Jazz International Festival at Nehru Park, Chanakyapuri from September 23– 25 2017. The three-day gala festival to be organized by Indian Council for Cultural Relations will witness the convergence of top music artists from countries such as France, Israel, Korea, Mexico, Spain, Taiwan, South Africa and India.

Speaking on the occasion Mrs Riva Ganguly Das, Director General ICCR said, "The event will feature performances of seven international and three Indian Jazz groups. Along with the famous bands, there is an opportunity to hear the popular band groups from India as well. Organized since 2011 by Indian Council for Cultural Relations, this Festival is a treat for Jazz lovers in India."

"The static's nice. I could do without the screeching." "Are you kidding? That's the music of the spheres, commissar. It's beautiful. Like old jazz." ― Peter Watts, Blindsight

"Determined to enshroud his enchantment." ― Jazz Feylynn

Artists from across the globe will be attending the 3-day event. Taking the stage will be Indian and international bands; some of the most famed musicians from the different part of the world will be participating in the festival. These groups will also be performing in Goa, Guwahati, Aizawl, Shillong, Bangalore, Pune, Mumbai, Varanasi and Jaipur afterward.

"ICCR believes that music can play a key role in engaging in creative dialogue with other nations. Festivals like these help us in understanding cultures of other countries and also gives the opportunity to our own people to interact with world class performers" Mrs Riva Ganguly Das further added.

"There's something beautifully friendly and elevating about a bunch of guys playing music together. This wonderful little world that is unassailable. It's really teamwork, one guy supporting the others, and it's all for one purpose, and there's no flies in the ointment, for a while. And nobody conducting, it's all up to you. It's really jazz__that's the big secret. Rock and roll ain't nothing but jazz with a hard backbeat."
Keith Richards,Life  

Historically, jazz originated in the late 19th century in the African American communities. The Jazz genre had gained popularity across the boundaries and the music moved across regions and soon out to the world. ICCR played an important role in spreading the genera within Indian boundaries by holding International Jazz Festival for past seven years. The Festival organized by Indian Council for Cultural Relations experienced great appreciation and overwhelming responses from the audiences of Delhi and other parts of India.

The Festival is for Jazz lovers in India. Performance of live Jazz music in the beautiful Nehru Park, is something that music lovers look forward to eagerly every year. So all jazz enthusiasts, gear up to groove to the melodious beats!

The information was obtained from multiple sources.
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