14 Music Review

posted May 9, 2018, 11:15 AM by Neil D'Souza   [ updated May 9, 2018, 11:15 AM ]

'Ann' outstanding jazzy night in Bandra

For Jazz lovers, it was a special treat to hear the internationally acclaimed Jazz Artiste from America, Ann Hampton Callaway. The Multi-Platinum songwriter and actress had a radiant glow and smile on her face that set up a mesmerising evening for delightful audiences who enjoyed a jazzy night of songs and laughter till the end of the show. Ann, along with her Jazz ensemble, performed live on April 19, 2018 at the newly renovated Sheila G. Raheja (Rang Mandir) auditorium in Bandra.

Introducing the line-up for the evening was the ever popular model-cum-actor and Bandra Boy, Denzil Smith. The Jazz Ensemble, comprising of internationally renowned Ted Rosenthal on piano, Gianluca Liberatore on upright acoustic bass and Aron Nyiro on drums started off with an instrumental melody which set the rhythm of the night.

Stepping on stage in a shimmering black outfit, Ann made many heads turn during her opening act of the evening, as she sang 'From This Moment On'.

From then onwards, there was no turning back for her, as she smoothly set off with jazz melodies like 'I'm too White to Sing the Blues Blues' from the album 'Blues In The Night'. A little bit of 'Tenderly' filled the air with her version from the Sarah Vaughan Project, while 'A Night in Tunisia' pepped up the evening with a Brazilian mix of tunes.