Gem Arts presents

Bollywood Jazz

Northern Rock Foundation Hall

Bollywood Jazz is an amazing new Indo-Jazz music fusion event inspired by the songs and instrumental music of Bollywood films.

Supriya Nagarajan (Carnatic Singer, ‘band leader’ and Artistic Director of Manasamitra) has worked with different line-ups to develop the current Bollywood Jazz incarnation, which includes James Cave (piano and cello); Matt Redman (bass guitar and multi-instrumentalist) and Beau Stocker (drums).

The foursome have been working together over several months; re- imagining the songs, creating new versions, giving space to improvisation and musical departures to forge an exciting, adventurous, occasionally playful new sound; this is what Bollywood Jazz is all about. We will bring audiences something riotously unique and totally original. We do not seek to create an “authentic sound”; our aim is to develop a new musical genre from two very different cultures. An early trial performance at the Bradford Literature Festival, attended by an enormously diverse audience of different cultures and ages, which included Bollywood and jazz fans alike, was a huge success. Be among the first to experience it.

Bollywood Jazz is presented by Manasamitra, a Yorkshire based arts organisation delivering a range of South Asian arts and cultural experiences in traditional and innovative ways. The company’s work is stimulated by ideas, forms and aesthetics from India located within a contemporary British context. Working collaboratively with diverse disciplines and cultures, bringing together the skills and talents of different artists and genres, we aim to create new content.

A family ticket is available for £32.70. Four tickets and must include at least one adult and one child. Call Ticket office to book, not available online.

Presented with Sage Gateshead.

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