National Centre for Performing Arts Gala Celebrates Legendary Female Jazz Vocalists Tonight
The National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA), Mumbai, India's premiere arts and culture institution, presents the 2013 edition of NCPA Legends: Celebrating Legendary Women Jazz Vocalists tonight 15th June 2013 at the Tata Theatre; 7 pm.
The NCPA will bring to life the incredible works of Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan, Carmen McRae, Betty Carter and many more. Vocalist Samantha Edwards, backed by superb jazz rhythmic section will re-create music from the great art storehouse of jazz vocals.
The 1930s was a period for big bands in jazz. The 1940s was an era when smaller groups evolved with emphasis on individual instrumentalists. Then followed the 1950s, a period when jazz vocalists created a special place for the art form. These were mainly talented ladies with their own individual styles, who brought to life the great music of master composers such as Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, Duke Ellington, Monk, Mingus etc. Samantha will be recreating the magic of Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan, Carmen McRae and Betty Carter among others who have created a masterful niche for vocal jazz.
This year's "NCPA Legends" is special as it is being curated by NCPA-Jazz Addicts comprising of jazz enthusiasts like Sunil Sampat, Farrahnaz Irani, Pradeep Bhatia and Sudhir Nagpal who will bring to the NCPA exciting jazz events throughout the year. Currently NCPA-Jazz Addicts are also preparing for their annual jazz festival "Just Jazz: 2013" which will be held from 8th - 10th November2013.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Khushroo Suntook, Chairman NCPA said, "Decades may have passed since the era of old jazz vocal classics but they still continue to fascinate jazz enthusiasts. We are very happy with the development of NCPA-Jazz Addicts and are hopeful of having a great line-up of jazz programming at the NCPA."
Samantha Edwards, a vocalist, composer, conductor and educator will re-create the magic of 1950's jazz music. Through her energy and intellectual curiosity she brings a freshness and riotous joy to music. She holds a Level 8 performer's certificate with distinction from Rock School - Trinity Guild Hall, UK in modern music. She has worked with maestros like Mani Ratnam, Zakir Hussain and A.R. Rahman and has sung for Hindi films and television commercials.
Join us for a great musical night at NCPA Legends: Celebrating Legendary Women Jazz Vocalists.
Call 66223724/ 66223754 to book tickets. To use the online booking facility, visit www.ncpamumbai.com/buy-tickets