Dhruv Ghanekar ,Tala Faral ,Sheldon D’silva and Gino Banks are off to Norway to play at the Olso Jazz Festival.
Oslo Jazz Festival is a six-day festival held in August every year. For more than 20 years, the festival has offered a broad range of jazz experiences; be it the Count Basie Orchestra at Oslo Concert Hall or Lars Frank Trio at a subway station.
The festival has concerts especially for children, and every year a separate showcase stage presents young, unknown talents. Oslo Jazz Festival puts its mark on the streetlife with jazz parades through the centre.
Since its inception in 1985, the festival has given jazz lovers many great concert experiences. International stars such as Phil Woods, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Bobby McFerrin, Brad Meldau, Django Bates and Illinois Jaquet Big Band have all spellbound the audience at Oslo Jazz Festival.
As a child Dhruv Ghanekar learnt to play Indian classical music, and in the late 1990s he studied jazz at the Berklee College of Music. Today Ghanekar is a composer as well as being an active jazz musician. He has toured the world with his band Dhruv and has worked with a number of international players such as Richard Bona, Trilok Gurtu, Raul Midon, Bob Belden and Etienne M’Bappe. In 2008 Ghanekar released the album Distance, and he is currently working on his second album.
Louiz banks mentioned in an update on his Facebook page, “Dhruv is a great band and it will do India proud. All the best to them!”
The band will be performing on the 22nd of August 2012.