Jazz @ DI: Day 2

The second day of the Congo Square and the DI Jazz Fest 2011 turned out to be a wonderful evening. Old friends, good jazz (though Prasanna’s music sounded more like heavy metal sometimes) and great food.

The plus point about concert photography is that one finds a first row seat and stays put there and that is exactly what I did.

I stuck to the trusted Nikon 85mm f1.8 with the Nikon D300. The light was not at all conducive to any sort of zooms except very fast zooms, which I don’t have.

All pictures shot at 1600 ASA (very few at 400 ASA) and at f2 at shutter speeds  between 1/45s and 1/250s.

The show started with Izaline Calister and her Trio  with Latin Jazz & Caribbean music with Izaline Calister (Curacao/Netherlands) on Vocals, Yelman Aponte (Venezuela) on Bass, Enrique Firpi (Italy) on Drums and Marc Bischoff (Netherlands) on the Piano.

Her music – a mix of folk, jazz and Afro-Caribbean music – sung in a language called Papiementu was too good. She urged the audience to sing and dance along with her and soon the patrons were on their feet dancing and singing with her.

 

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The next act was by the Prasanna and Swarnabhoomi Academy of Music Faculty in Concert with Prasanna (India) with Guitars/Vocals, Lara Bello (Spain) with Vocals and Derek Nievergelt (USA) on the Bass and Dafnis Prieto (Cuba) on the Drums.

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