The Goa International Jazz Live Festival has been taking place since 2013 and GATECRASH is in charge of its programming. The festival aims at promoting contemporary and cutting edge jazz and surprising the audience. The idea is to make this music genre more popular and more accessible to a larger audience of all ages, breaking down the stereotype that jazz is old and boring. The audience discovers intense and progressive music, funky and uptempo performances, by young talents & respected maestros from India and from all over the world, in a sublime landscape by the sea.
Next edition: Dec 9th & 10th 2017
Nov 26-27, 2016:
Malika Tirolien, WorldService Project, Yuichiro Tokuda’s Ralyzzdig, Hely, Gael Horellou Identité, Tam de Villiers Quartet, DMT Jazz Trio
Nov 27-29, 2015:
Nik Bärtsch’s Ronin, Kekko Fornarelli Trio, Khamira, Jeff Herr Corporation, Gabacho Maroconnection, Alex Stuart Quintet, Mezcal Jazz Unit, Dainius Pulauskas Group, Aldoc, Vivienne Pocha Ensemble, The Jass B’stards
Nov 28-30, 2014:
Malcolm Braff presents Greenwoman, Louiz Banks Trio, Tribute to Jaco Pastorius by Mishko M’Ba, Shuffle Demons, Veronica Nunes & Ricardo Vogt, Tarun Balani Collective, Goa Collective Acid Fusion Jazz, Generation feat. Mohini Dey, Pawan Benjamin Quintet
Nov 30-Dec 1, 2013:
Erik Truffaz Quartet, Plaistow, Yuri Honing Quartet, HFT, The Elvis Lobo Project
NARIYAL PAANI is a live music festival happening in Alibaug, a beach located 45 mins away by boat from Mumbai. The festival is a platform for music genres less represented in India, like reggae, hip-hop, soul, funk, ska, alt rock, blues, jazz, singer songwriters, featuring talents from India and from abroad having a strong stage presence.
1st edition: Feb 21st, 2015 // 2nd edition: Jan 23rd and 24th, 2016 // 3rd edition: Jan 21st and 22nd 2017
GATECRASH is in charge of music programming & artist management.
GATECRASH is the artistic advisor for the DHAKA JAZZ & BLUES FESTIVAL, organised by Blues Communications, an event management company based in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
For the first edition in November 2015, GATECRASH booked artists like John McLaughlin, Shai Maestro Trio, Louiz Banks Trio and Vasundhara Vee.
For the second edition in January 2017, Avishai Cohen performed on the third night.
The ZIRO FESTIVAL OF MUSIC is a unique 4-days music festival happening in the mountains of Arunachal Pradesh, North East of India, last week of September, presenting India’s indie music scene.
GATECRASH handles stage management for the festival.
Created by ROCK STREET JOURNAL and CONCERTS NORWAY, the INDIA MUSIC WEEK conference has been conceptualized and organized by GATECRASH in 2012 and 2013: panel and group discussions, speakers, event flow, coordination, logistics, with around 15 international and 50 Indian delegates.