Jazz Fiesta in Kathmandu- JazzMandu

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Kathmandu, October 19, 2016: Kathmandu Jazz Festival, JazzMandu 2016 is taking place from October 20 to October 26  at various locations in Kathmandu Valley. Under the theme ‘Music for unity, peace and compassion’, this fiesta has invited a lot of jazz artists from all over the world to celebrate the upcoming Tihar festival with ecstasy and entertainment.

Photo Courtesy: JazzMandu.org
Photo Courtesy: JazzMandu.org

JAZZMANDU 2016 PROGRAM SCHEDULE

CONCERT FOR SCHOOL STUDENTS
Date: 20th October, Thursday
Show Time: 11:00am to 12:30pm
Venue: Alliance Francaise, Tripureshwor
Free Concert (Invitations only. Schools and students interested to come for the show,
please contact us through info@jazzmandu.org. Limited seating available).
(Gates open at 10:30am. Please be seated by 10:50am).

GROOVIN AT UPSTAIRS
Date: 20th October, Thursday
Show Time: 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Venue: Jazz Upstairs, Lazimpat
Ticket: Rs 500
(Gates open at 6:00pm Seats are based on first come first serve basis, seats are not
guaranteed with a ticket).

VALLEY JAMS
Date: 21st October, Friday
Show Time: 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Ticket: Rs. 500
(Gates open at 6:00pm and close at 7:00pm.Seats are based on first come first serve basis,
seats are not guaranteed with a ticket).
Venues:
House of Music, Thamel – LYRICS BORN ( Presented by the US Embassy)
Jazz Upstairs, Lazimpat – AFURIKO/ ANGE TAKATS
Moksh, Jhamsikhel – JANYSETT MC PHERSON
Manny’s Eatery & Tapas Bar, Jawalakhel – ROCKET MEN

JAZZ BAZAAR
Date: 22nd October, Saturday
Show Time: 2:30pm to 10:00pm
Venue: Gokarna Forest Resort
Ticket: Rs. 1200
(Gates open at 1:30pm and close at 7:00pm. Seats are based on first come first serve basis,
seats are not guaranteed with a ticket).
Free Shuttle Bus Service: available every hour from 1:00pm – 4:00pm. Shuttle bus pick-up
point, outside Hotel Marco Polo, Kamal Pokhari and outside Hyatt Regency gate, Boudha.
Return shuttle bus available between 10:00pm – 11:00pm, drop to Boudha and Kamalpokhari.
(Please note: the availability of seats in the shuttle bus is not guaranteed).
25% off on ticket for cyclists.

THE SOUNDS OF LATIN JAZZ
Date: 23rd October, Sunday
Show Time: 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Venue: Hotel Summit, Kupondole
Ticket: Rs. 1400
Featuring: JANYSETT MC PHERSON – Cuba/ France & AFURIKO – France/Japan
(Gates open at 6:00pm and close at 8:00pm. Please be seated by 6:45pm. Seats are based on
first come first serve basis, seats are not guaranteed with a ticket).

JAZZMANDU VOCAL & RHYTHM WORKSHOP
Date: 24th October, Monday
Time: 4:00pm to 6:30pm
Venue: The Kathmandu Music Room/Naxal, Bhatbhateni
FREE ENTRY: ( Very limited seating available.Registration required to attend the
workshop. Visit www.jazzmandu.org to register.)
Featuring:
Afruiko – Hand percussion techniques and musicianship.
Janysett McPherson – Cuban Rhythms & folkloric singing.
Ange Takats – The essence of a singer/songwriter

JAZZMANDU MASTER CLASS
Date: 25th October, Tuesday
Show Time: 11:00am to 1:30pm
Venue: Kathmandu Jazz Conservatory, Jhamsikhel
FREE ENTRY (limited seating)
Featuring: Mn Jam Experiment, Lyrics Born, Rocket Men

JAZZ AT THE TEMPLE HOUSE
Date: 25th October, Tuesday
Show Time: 6:00pm to 8:30pm
Venue: Kantipur Temple House, Jyatha – Thamel
Ticket: Rs 1400
Featuring: Cadenza and Friends
(Gates open at 5:15pm and close at 7:00pm. Please be seated by 5:45pm. Limited seats available, seats are based on first come first serve basis, seats are not
guaranteed with a ticket.)

JAZZMANDU FINALE
Date: 26th October, Wednesday
Show Time: 5:30pm to 10:00pm
Venue: Yak & Yeti Hotel, Durbar Marg
Ticket: Rs. 1200
(Gates open at 4:30pm and close at 8:00pm. Please be seated by 5:15pm. Seats are based on
first come first serve basis, seats are not guaranteed with a ticket).

By Atul Bhattarai

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