INTERNATIONAL JAZZ LIVE FESTIVAL (IJLF) is first of a series of social & cultural festivals planned for this season 2013-2014 in Goa.
IJLF will be a yearly event featuring international and Indian jazz acts (young upcoming & legends).

LIVE FESTIVALS is an Art escape – The Live Music Project initiative to promote & put Goa on the International map as a cultural tourism Global destination using art, dance, film, theatre & music as a medium starting with IJLF in November, Folk Live Festival in January, Sufi sutra Live Festival in February, Blues Live Festival in March & May Indie Live Festival.

International Jazz Live Festival [IJLF] launches its first edition on November supported by Jazz Utsav organizers Capital Jazz.

In a run-up to the festival, five free gigs take place at Live Lounge Baywatch – Resort.

The celebration of jazz begins on

2nd November Saturday with A tribute to Jazzy Joe by Jazz Goa [with Japanese guitarist Hideaki Tokunaga],

09th Saturday Bengaluru fusion/jazz band Moon Arra,

16th STEVE SIQUEIRA QUARTET – one of the living legends of Jazz
23rd Delhi’s Aditya Balani Quartet, who will launch their debut album, Answers.
They are also pre- gigs planned in north Goa on the 10th & 25th November (Sunday) & Bombay on 20th November, 21st Pune & 22nd Goa with Aditya Balani Quartet launch of his album.


The main dates for International Jazz Live Festival (IJLF) are November 30th Saturday & December 1st Sunday 7.00 pm to 10.30 pm.
The venue is Baywatch Resort, open air 18,000 sq.ft with a swimming pool area in the centre & seating all around.

30th November {SATURDAY– 6:30pm}
Opening act:
Young JAZZ upcoming musician of the year performance 20mins.

30th November {SATURDAY– 8:00pm}
Post-Jazz / Minimalism/ Dub
In collaboration with Pro Helvetia – Swiss Arts Council

Line up
Johann Bourquenez, piano
Vincent Ruiz, doublebass
Cyril Bondi, drums

The young experimental & dynamic jazz Trio from Switzerland revisits the classical line-up – piano, bass, drums – from top to bottom, free from any stylistic constraint. The band’s music, entirely acoustic, is constantly evolving.

“…The music by the Swiss band Plaistow is often dubbed “post jazz”. However, what Plaistow actually does often defies genre definitions and could be anything from minimalism to improvisation.”
-Vladimir Kozlov, The Moscow News

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30th November {SATURDAY– 9:15pm}
Yuri Honing, saxophonist / composer, the Netherlands
Yuri Honing is one of Holland’s most important saxophone players (according to the Penguin Guide to Jazz on CD and the Oxford Introduction to jazz) with touring experience in over 70 countries and a discography of almost 30 titles.
Honing played and recorded with greats as Pat Metheny, Charlie Haden and Paul Bley. In 2001 Honing received the Edison Jazz Award (Dutch Grammy) for his recording Seven, featuring Paul Bley, Gary Peacock and Paul Motion.
In 2009 he released for Universal ‘Phase Five’, a pop album where he collaborated with o.a. International acclaimed pop star Sarah Bettens.

Press about Yuri Honing
Full of expressiveness and lyricism (…. ) they gave an impeccable concert and made clear why they are so acclaimed in the European jazz circuit- Buenos Aires Herald
From note one you know that saxophonist Honing has ‘got it’ and that tone can cut through your soul!- The Independent
Consistently thoughtful and definitively swinging Honing has it all
The Guardian
A hell of a saxophone player! – Herald Tribune




1st December {SUNDAY– 7:00pm}
The output of spontaneous creativity created unique rhythms & sounds of fusion music is “The Goa Sound”.
This will be the first kind of original world music sound coming out of Goa.

This is the most awaited album from Goa with world sounds- blues, jazz,funk,lounge,& afro, indian experience & having more than 25 musicians playing in this album, You have Derek Julian,Lew Hilt,Arjun Sen,Ian dsouza from Canada, Bondo, Digital Samsara to name a few who have recorded for the album.

Line up
Elvis Lobo – Guitar
Victor Netesov – Trumpet
Joe Ferrao – Bass
Bosco D’souza – Drums

Featured artist
Derek Julian – Living Legend Guitar from Pune
Dennis Coelho – Drummer from Goa

Elvis has represented Goa all over the world and many say he can easily be counted
among the world’s greatest guitar players.
If there is one musician in Goa who has established himself globally it has to be guitarist
Elvis Lobo. – Goa Net & Target Goa.

Elvis philosophy
Elvis in Russia
Elvis in Goa

1st December {SUNDAY– 8:15pm}


Line up
Arjun Sen (AJ)– Guitar
Lew Hilt– Bass
Sam Shullai– Drums & Percussions

Drawing inspiration from everywhere, HFT’s music speaks of the here and now. Music as it is, sounding the best it can. That’s why no two performances are ever the same.

HFT play a style of music that could easily be called world jazz, jazz that is urbane and savvy, a well-travelled, warm music that is equally at ease being in the sun as resting in the shade. AJ—mellifluous melody line maker on the guitar and sometime scatman in a hat, Lew—funky bass line plucker and creator of psychedelia in song, and Suchet—seated beatkeeper on drums from as far afield as Peru and Ghana, make up this trio.

Influences for the band range from Miles Davis to Baaba Maal. Listening to them live, you’d hear jazz through the guitar melodies, basslines & cymbal work, fusion through the raga-esque phrasing & scat, world music in the Afro-latin drum grooves and syncopation… Drawing inspiration from everywhere, HFT’s music speaks of the here and now. Music as it is, sounding the best it can. That’s why no two performances are ever the same

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1st December {SUNDAY– 9:30pm}

Jazz / Drum n’Bass
In collaboration with Pro Helvetia – Swiss Arts Council

– Erik Truffaz is one of today’s most famous European jazz trumpet player, having released 17 critically acclaimed albums with Blue Note Records and getting standing ovations worldwide.

– Conservatory-trained and award-winning trumpeter Erik Truffaz was initially inspired by Miles Davis’ Kind of Blue album. His albums go from straight-ahead to contemporary jazz, incorporating drum’n’bass, pop and hip-hop rhythms.

– “Truffaz remains one of the most consistently creative trumpeters around” (BBC Music)
– Erik Truffaz already performed in front of an enthusiastic Indian audience at Jazz Utsav in 2010, along with Talvin Singh and Murcof, and with his Jazz Trio in Jan 2011.

He’s now coming back to India with his own legendary line-up, who’s been touring together worldwide for more than 10 years::

Line up
Erik Truffaz, trumpet
Marc Erbetta, drums
Marcello Giuliani, bass
Benoit Corboz, keyboards

The festival closes with a felicitation of Legends of Jazz (UNSUNG HEREOS OF JAZZ) from India

Vinesh.Iyer, & Darryl Norohna,
(Art escape –The Live Music Project – Live Festivals)
Astri Ghosh (Capital Jazz)
Dr.Sidney Moraes (Baywatch Resort)