Photo by Alexa Hoyer.

Jog Blues

The third iteration of the Jog Blues concert in Magazzino's courtyard.

The third iteration of the Jog Blues concert at Magazzino will bring together masters of jazz, blues, and Indian classical music in a 21st-century mix; creating an experience drawing from deep traditions while also swinging towards the future. The band, featuring Abhik Bhai (sitar), Andy Biskin (clarinet, bass clarinet), Jake Charkey (cello), Joel Bluestein (electric guitar), Jonathan Rose (bass, harmonica), Naran Budhkar (tabla), Pheeroan akLaff (drums), and Siddhartha Mukherjee (vocals), is named after the Indian midnight raga and the blues.

All these musical traditions balance compositions and known forms with deep and exhilarating improvisations. They require the musicians to deeply listen to each other. What results was a journey into the suffering, joys, and liberation of the human experience.

An integral part of both raga and blues - two genres of focus for the band - Jog Blues’ performance at Magazzino explored composition and improvisation, celebrating an international blend of musical expression. It is composition which provides form and improvisation which organically grows out of the space of musicians listening deeply to each other. This product invited the audience to do the same and results in a communal journey, guided by music, into the suffering, joys and liberation of the human experience.

Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. followed by the concert at 7:00 p.m.

Jog Blues

Magazzino Italian Art, Courtyard
June 18, 2023, 6:00pm–8:00pm

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