In a time where any experimentation with music, especially Hindi film music, meant simply remixing popular tunes to club beats, Nikhil Mawkin envisioned an amalgamation of two seemingly different genres - Hindi film tunes and Jazz. It was 2011 in India, and what started as an experiment became a successful project that would bring back to life some of the evergreen melodies from what is commonly referred to as the Golden Era of Bollywood. Since then, the band Bollyjazz has evolved through a vast repertoire of selectively chosen melodies that are relatable even in a contemporary setting. The arrangements around the melodies include popular Jazz rhythms such as Samba, Bossa Nova, Swing, and Funk, allowing musicians to improvise and provide their own expression to a familiar tune.

Curated by: Shyamant Behal

Date: 17 December 2023

Time: 8 PM - 10 PM

Venue: The Arena at Nagalli Hills Ground


  • Voice & Guitars: Nikhil Mawkin
  • Flute: Nathalie Ramirez Tovar
  • Piano: Aman Mahajan
  • Trombone: Chie Nishikori
  • Trumpet: Fabio Carlucci
  • Bass Guitar: Bhaskar Gurung
  • Voice: Ilina Gandhi
  • Saxophone: Harmish Joshi
  • Drums: Siddharth Jain
  • Voice: Sentirenla Lucia
  • Audio Engineer: Eeshaan Govil
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