Jazz India Circuit 2019, Goa

Jazz India Circuit 2019, Goa


November 30 - December 1 | 5:30 PM

International Centre Goa

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The Jazz India Circuit is your one-stop destination to hear the newest and most diverse acts in contemporary jazz. Just as it has done for so many years, the Jazz India Circuit brings the best of modern jazz to Goa and Gurgaon. Experimental, up-tempo, funky and daring, jazz has always been at the cutting edge of what’s possible, and this year is no different. With a definite aim to push the boundaries of what typically constitutes the sound of the genre, the Jazz India Circuit 2019 brings international and local artistes from across the jazz spectrum for a celebration of the genre like no other. 

This year, while our cornucopia of musical acts take centre stage, the Jazz India Circuit will also offer a host of other exciting experiences to create an unbelievable carnival-like atmosphere. 

With music workshops, interactive experiential spaces, a bustling flea market, a vibrant food court with flavours from all over the globe, a feast of art and craft activities and a whole lot more, Jazz India Circuit 2019 is set to be an incredible celebration of life, music and freedom. 

Over the last two years, the Jazz India Circuit has featured the likes of Stanley Jordan, Dave Weckl, Jojo Mayer|NERVE, Jamison Ross, House of Waters and 30+ riff-tearing, chops-flaring, brilliant musicians from around the country and the world.

We offer a highly curated experience for our limited-capacity crowd; so you can enjoy the swing while doing your thing!

Artist Lineup:

Dainius Pulauskas Group

Dainius Pulauskas Group was formed in 1996 and instantly became one of the most influential and leading Lithuanian jazz units and an internationally renowned ambassador of Lithuanian jazz. Jazz critic Jan Patterson, in his article portal All About Jazz (October 10, 2011) described them as “a unique sextet whose mixture of melody and muscle, lyricism and the unexpected, places it firmly at the forefront of progressive European jazz-fusion”. The group leader Dainius Pulauskas is characterized as “without a doubt, one of the most interesting composers at the fusion end of European jazz, and has been at the helm of this sextet for seventeen years”. The group's music was described as "a forceful pulse of modern jazz" by Risto Haapsamo. "Pulauskas together with his colleagues makes the best ever possible fusion (...) It's been a long time since I heard such talented jazz masters," wrote Swedish reviewer Bo Levender.

Dainis Pulauskas Group sees Dainius Pulauskas on keyboards, Valerijus Ramoska on trumpet and flugehorn, Liutauras Janusaitis on tenor sax, Domas Aleksa on bass and Augustas Baronas on drums.

The Great Harry Hillman

The Great Harry Hillman is a Swiss post-jazz quartet, which has been playing together for almost ten years. You’re correct to assume that a band named in tribute to an American athlete of the early 20th century is not your ‘normal’ jazz band adhering to staid standards. Their music combines jazz, rock and improv into a subdued, layered yet thrilling sound - quiet but powerful, played by four thoughtful musicians who are more than capable of rocking out when they feel like it. The Great Harry Hillman thinks of itself as a collective, with nobody dominating the creative process and everyone making their voice heard.

The Great Harry Hillman has Nils Fisher on clarinet-bass, David Koch on guitar, Samuel Huwyler on bass and Dominik Mahnig on drums.

Karan Khosla & Co

Karan Khosla & Co brings together seasoned jazz musicians from Goa and across India to play an authentic jazz set that span the gamut of the jazz idiom, from bebop to contemporary. The group will feature Sava Boyadhziev on drums, Ekaterina Eristova on upright bass, Xavier Peres on piano and keyboard, Yvonne Gonsalves on vocals and Karan Khosla on guitar.

The Turbans

International legends The Turbans bind together musical traditions from ‘(m)anywhere’ with their interstellar live show which ignite the crowd. Sonically huge and visually arresting, they are a powerhouse of talent, bringing their vibrant and unique sound to audiences who can do nothing more than smile, dance and shout for joy. Growing from the intertwining paths of many talented musicians travelling the world, this extraordinary project has grown in a few years from very humble beginnings, into a progressive name on the London music scene. Its members have gathered from countries such as Turkey, Bulgaria, Israel, Iran, Greece and England to perform in concerts and festivals around the UK, North America, the Middle-East, Hong Kong, India and Europe. Their aim is to bring music to the people, young and old alike, mixing vibrant spontaneity and authenticity with multi-genre instrumental and vocal excellence.

Macha Gharibian Trio

Singer, pianist, songwriter and composer, raised on the road with her musician father, Macha Gharibian’s music is an elegant blend of jazz folk pop mysteriously born between Paris, Erevan & New York. Macha Gharibian's album Trans Extended places her music in the unclassifiable category, given her very personal style combining elements of oriental jazz with neo-classical and adventurous pop music. A bold composer, she carves out heavenly melodies. An ethereal pianist and vigorous singer, she turns them into intense, spell-binding pieces.

The Macha Gharibian Trio has Macha Gharibian on piano and vocals, Dré Pallemaerts on drums and David Potaux-Razel on electric guitar.


Monoswezi are a collective of musicians from Mozambique, Norway, Sweden and Zimbabwe based in Norway. With a common passion for African music in general and music from Zimbabwe and Mozambique in particular, Monoswezi seeks a musical expression, where respect for tradition is combined with different references and experiences from pop and jazz. Monoswezi performs both traditional music, and compositions by the band members. They desribe their sound as traditional African songs mixed with cool scandinavian jazz.

Monoswezi sees Hope Masike on vocals, mbira and percussion, Calu Tsemane on vocals and percussion, Hallvard Godal on saxophone, clarinet and mellotron, Putte Johander on bass and Erik Nylander on drums and percussion.

Simon Thacker

Described as “one of the most important musicians of his generation” (ThreeWeeks), Simon Thacker is a Scottish composer, classical guitarist, improviser and ensemble leader whose ever-expanding musical world draws on a deep immersion in diverse cultures. Having led some of today’s most prescient intercultural ensembles, Simon brings his pioneering experiences to the art of solo guitar in Pashyanti [Sanskrit: the junction point between the ordinary waking state and pure consciousness]. Simon’s highly individual, iconoclastic music explores every facet of the instrument, ranging from beguiling digital delay driven soundscapes, muscular improvisations utilising his many inspirations to reimaginings of Tagore. His instinctive rhythmic gift is as ferocious as it is layered and gives his music an unmistakable intensity. Pashyanti, is the latest stage in this journey and will mark Simon’s debut solo tour of India.

The Shuffle Demons

The Shuffle Demons first broke onto the Canadian music scene with an electrifying musical fusion that drew in equal measure from Sun Ra, Charles Mingus, Run DMC and the Beastie Boys. This band was genre bending, highly visually entertaining, funny and, best of all, could really PLAY. All their eye-catching, crowd-pleasing stunts were backed up by incredibly solid musicianship and real ground-breaking playing. Over the course of their illustrious career The Shuffle Demons have released eight CDs, two hit videos, won several music awards, done numerous tv and radio appearances and toured nationally and internationally including 25 cross-Canada tours, 5 US tours, 17 European tours, as well as tours of the Caribbean, Central and South America, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand, playing on big festival stages, theatres and clubs. The Shuffle Demons play a mix of funk jazz, hard bop jazz and jazz rap, wear spectacular hand painted suits and love to parade through the audience.

The band continues the tradition today with a great line-up of players that includes Juno Award winner Richard Underhill on alto sax and vocals, Matt Lagan and Liam Mitro on tenor saxes and vocals, Scott Hunter on bass and vocals, and Stich Wynston on drums and vocals.

International Centre Goa

Dr E Borges Rd, Dona Paula, Goa 403004

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