Jazz Goa is formed by a group of musicians and
music lovers to promote jazz in and out of Goa.
The club's principal aim is to improve the lot
and provide an organised platform for local
as well as visiting international jazz musicians.
Goa has always been a favoured chillout destination
for some of the world's greatest jazz musicians.
Beautiful surroundings, peaceful laidback lifestyle
and the people's genuine warmth and hospitality
has made Goa an inspirational paradise for
creative artistes from all over the world.
Jazz Goa will play host to visiting jazz musicians
offering them opportunities to perform in informal jam
sessions as well as full fledged concerts and gigs at
various venues in Goa that feature live jazz.
Jazz currently has a niche audience in Goa
and one of Jazz Goa's goals is to broaden
the listener base by encouraging general music
lovers to experience and enjoy the magic
of spontaneously improvised music through
workshops and interactive sessions with performers.
Spontaneous improvisation are the keywords to jazz
and very often jazz musicians create some of the
most memorable music in live performance as opposed
to recordings produced in clinical studio sessions.
Future plans of Jazz Goa includes releasing
live recordings of selected performances in Goa,
sourcing corporate sponsorship to launch deserving
local jazz musicians at an international level
and scholarships to finance talented youngsters
who would like to study jazz at some of the world's best
institutes for jazz. Most importantly, with current trends
of canned music being peddled as live music,
Jazz Goa hopes to keep live music alive in Goa!