…. And all that Jazz, a phrase so commonly used today, without even knowing that Jazz is actually a form of Music. A kind of music that started much before all that we know as popular music now.

Jazz music was born in Mumbai in the 1920s at the Iconic Taj Mahal Hotel. Jazz, which began as Music for the elite, in no time reached the masses through popular music and Bollywood.

Banyan Tree is all set to present a brand new festival that will feature World & Jazz music in tandem. Aptly titled World Jazz Festival will feature some amazingly talented artists from around the world in Mumbai in collaboration with the highly reputed festival of Netherlands i.e. Amersfoort Jazz festival. Spread over two days, Mumbai can witness Jazz musicians from Netherlands, South Africa, USA and Thailand. This festival is sure to attract the Jazz music lovers of Mumbai enhancing the jazz scene of the city even further.

Music lovers can enjoy the coming together of World and Jazz genre of Music which are considered most flexible and spectacular, on the same platform and in combination.

Similarities between Indian classical music and Jazz music have given birth to a new genre of music called Indo Jazz. World Jazz Festival will also showcase unique collaborations with some of India’s finest musicians specially curated for this Festival.


Saturday, 22nd & Sun, 23rd Feb 2020




St. Andrews Auditorium, Bandra (W)




22nd February – 6 Pm Onwards
• Ntando Ngcapu & Band (South Africa)
• New York Round Midnight Orchestra (Netherlands)


23rd February – 6 Pm Onwards
• Saskia Laroo & Band (Netherlands)
• Koh Mr. Saxman & Takeshi Band (Thailand)

Ntando Ngcapu & Band (South Africa)

A Soweto, South Africa born and raised pianist, was exposed to music played at home such as choral music, classical music, local music of the time, and the music from church. After matriculating, Ntando has been performing with many contemporary musicians around South Africa. In 2013 Ntando enrolled at the Tshwane University of Technology. Ntando also won the 2017 Samro Overseas Scholarship Award.

New York Round Midnight Orchestra (Netherlands)

New York Round Midnight is one of the hottest jazz productions of the moment in which you will experience the exciting nightlife in the renowned clubs around Broadway, New York, in the golden era of jazz. A group of exquisite musicians from the cream of the Dutch jazz scene will take you back to the heyday of jazz, a vibrant world full of thrilling music and compelling stories about love, desire, joy and despair. With this magnificent theatre show you can enjoy some hard-swinging jazz classics and, meet the historical jazz figures who brought them into being.

Saskia Laroo & Band (Netherlands)

Saskia Laroo was hailed by American public and press at large as “Lady Miles of Europe.” She is one of the few women trumpet stylists and a delight on the music scene for almost four decades. Her artistry and her groove ring vibrantly and free on her eight CD albums, a LP and a DVD, journeying us through all the music she has absorbed, played with heart and soul.

Koh Mr. Saxman & Takeshi Band (Thailand)

Koh Mr.Saxman, born in 1973, studied Music Education at Chulalongkorn University. He has performed in more than 10 different countries and recorded 5 solo albums. He also performed in hundreds of records, films, television shows and commercial jingles. Koh and his renowned band play fusion jazz, funky and pop jazz music across several prestigious festivals across the world as well as in many clubs across Thailand.