Jazz Addicts Jus' Jazz NCPA Igor Butman
The 4th edition of Jus’ Jazz, an annual Jazz fest series organized by Jazz Addicts was held at NCPA theatre, Mumbai on Oct 6. The Igor Butman Quartet featuring visually impaired pianist Oleg Akkuratov, mesmerized the audience with a musical treat to remember. Other shows in the series were held at Goa, Delhi and Gurgaon.
Butman, who is on his fourth consecutive visit to India, kicked off the show with the popular track ‘I remember April’. The audience loved a rendition of Igor’s composition, ‘Nostalgia’. Bill Clinton has referred to Butman as ‘the greatest living jazz saxophone player, who happens to be a Russian’. The audience at the houseful Mumbai show agreed with cheers.
The highlight of the jazz night was, however, visually impaired pianist Oleg Akkuratov singing and playing the piano flawlessly. He attracted more appreciation with a bollywood number, ‘Mera joota hai Japani’. “The audience is amazing! I love India and hope to come again and again”, said Oleg.
Pradip Bhatia, Co-Founder, Jazz Addicts said, “Igor with his music has been raising the bar every year and the audience awaits his presence. We envisage taking this to another level next year, taking the show to newer cities and capturing wider audiences.”
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Jazz Addicts in association with NCPA Mumbai presented the Igor Butman Quartet live on Oct 6.