After an amazing sell-out in 2022, The Jazz Weekender Festival will return for a winter edition with the promise of an even bigger and diverse lineup of cross-genre artists.
Last year, the festival focused on recognising International Jazz Day by galvanizing the country’s live music aficionados under the canopy of the banyan tree at 1AQ New Delhi. On February 25 and 26, the second edition will return to feature seasoned and boundary-pushing jazz artists that cross over into neo-soul, R&B, fusion, electronic, big band, funk and more.
The contemporary art inspired lawns of 1AQ in Mehrauli will be elevated by this diverse festival that will offer not just homegrown and international musical acts but also a plethora of food and beverage experiences, bars, curated flea market and more.
Along with the support from the Embassy of Netherlands, Cero Ismael, Hailing from Amsterdam the rising Dutch star crafts spellbinding alternative hip-hop with elements of jazz, joins the artist roster for 2023.
The two-day festival is also bringing the Argentine ensemble Desmadre Orkesta that creates music infusing the Balkan bronzes, Colombian Cumbias and Swing from the New Orleans, displaying the diversity within their live performances.
After their debut Indian show at Magnetic Fields last year, Noon from Dubai are bringing their experimental music with their middle eastern influenced jazz to the stage.
The lineup also includes some incredible live performances such as upcoming vocalist Kayan, prolific jazz drummer Gino Banks returning with virtuosic guitarist Rhythm Shaw for a collaborative set, the universal Tara Lily bringing the fusion of her two cultures, the experimental artist Nate08, the enigma Many Roots Ensemble that infuses folk, jazz, funk and many more genres, New Delhi’s own Sahil Vasudevan performing a unique set with his new ensemble 2 Indians , Bangalore based Soul and R&B artist Mary Ann, a very special set on “The history of Jazz or Jazz through the ages” by Arjun Sagar Gupta of the Piano Man Jazz Club franchise under the name of asg.tpm and the Goa based sibling duo Merak.
When: February 25 – 26
Where: 1AQ near Qutab Minar, Seth Sarai, Mehrauli