Exclusive photographs by NK Sareen
The year 1978 is a landmark in the history of Jazz music scene in India. On this year, a group of jazz enthusiasts got together and started Jazz India. The group invited musicians from India and abroad to play at a festival called the Jazz Yatra.
The first Jazz Yatra was held in Mumbai in 1978 even though the Kolkata had played a significant part in nurturing it.
Amitabh Bachchan, his mother Teji Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan — all self-confessed Jazz lovers — attended the festival. The celebrity presence added to the glamour of the festival and it was a huge hit. Jazz Festivals took off in India after that and since has just grown in size and numbers.
The pictures includes a rare shot of Teji Bachchan and man, she looks glamorous!
Ask any Jazz lover in India and everybody will tell you about this landmark event in the country — the internet is filled with nostalgic pieces of this event which ushered in a dynamic change the niche music scene of the country.
Here are some exclusive pictures from the event.
All photographs are by NK Sareen and copyrighted to him. Please don’t copy-paste the photographs anywhere. To know more about NK Sareen, click HERE.
Featured picture: Musician Don Ellis performing at the Jazz Yatra. Picture from HERE. The tapes have been recently unearthed and digitally remastered.
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