Jonas Helborg & V. Selvaganesh at Congo Square Jazz Festival

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                                 Congo Square

Congo Square was formed in the winter of 2002 as a non-profit society to promote jazz and blues in India. Members of Congo Square have had experience of running an international jazz festival, Jazzfest, every year from 1978-82. These featured over 30 international jazz groups of the best-known musicians from USA and Europe. We were also proactive in promoting overseas visitors and Indian talent, including epoch-makers such as Shakti, Joe Williams, Mingus Dynasty. The audiences always numbered upwards of a thousand - youth, musicians and aficionados. These memorable concerts stopped only because the youthful organising team set off on divergent careers.

Congo Square revived this activity, with six concerts in 2003 and a four-day international festival of world music, Jazz Blues & Beyond in January 2004. Once again the fare ranged from the prodigious bassist Jonas Hellborg with percussionist V. Selvaganesh to European jazz greats like Bobo Stenson, Palle Danielsson, Karin Krog. Since then we have had 4 more International jazz festivals featuring musicians like Kenny Garrtett, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Scott Kinsey, Erik Truffaz to name a few.

Congo Square is formed to reach the largest number of music-lovers in Kolkata with the best music - jazz, blues, jazz-rock, rock n' roll, fusion, etc.

Anjan, Satyajit, Siladitya, Vivek, Munia, Ashok & Tubby
tenor saxophone
Miles Davis
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