Blues & Jazz
- Feb 08 - 09, 2020
- 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
The city of Ahmedabad organizes various music festivals throughout the year. History has proven that the residents of this city love their music and have always given immense support to all, be it a classical music festival like Saptak or a fusion music one like the water music festival. Due to this unwavering support, our city regularly hosts a lot of artists who keep coming back to perform. Out of our love for music, my husband and myself invested in a jam room/studio called PRELUDE. We wanted our city to have a state-of-the-art facility where local budding musicians could come and rehearse. After listening to many young talented bands that would come & practice at our studio, it got us thinking about promoting a different music genre – Blues & Jazz. This is one genre that has not got the kind of support others have. There is a trove of immensely talented musicians/bands of this genre who have not had the opportunity/platform to showcase their music and get recognition. The Blues are about a personal tragedy – from something as small as having hard luck at gambling or something as large as the love of your life spurning your advances to move away. However, they are personal stories that are not meant to be hidden away in the depths of one’s soul, but to be told to an audience. Prelude’s endeavor is to organize an annual Blues & Jazz festival to:
1) Invite already established Blues & Jazz artists to perform
2) Promote & encourage our local budding musicians/bands by giving them a platform to showcase their talent and
3) Give our residents another opportunity to experience great music.
Supporting us in our endeavor is Mrs. Purva Damani of “079 I Stories” who has very graciously agreed to collaborate with us by providing her beautiful outdoor Amphitheatre. We are now looking for support from individuals/organizations in our effort to curate a beautiful 2 nights outdoor music festival of pure Blues and Jazz. Let’s together give an unforgettable experience to our musicians as well the residents of Ahmedabad. We have no doubt that we will leave the audience wanting for more next year.
Thank you very much for your support.