And if you have an ear for Jazz, then here is where you should find the rest of yourself tonite.
The Secunderabad Club, together with the Consulate General of Germany Chennai, the International School of Hyderabad, Musee Musicals, Lufthansa and The Max Mueller Bhavan New Delhi, is organising a Jazz concert at the Secunderabad Club tonite. The concert will feature Holger Jetter on the violin, Mishko M’Ba on bass, Steve Rudolph on the piano and Suresh Bascara on the drums.
Holger, Mishko and Suresh are members of Three Raags based in Auroville (Puducherry), which toured Hyderabad and other cities during 2005-06. For their Jazz Tour in India of 2007, Three Raags has teamed up with Steve Rudolph, a premier pianist.
Holger Jetter studied Western classical music at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg, Austria. He was a co-founder of the renowned Modern String Quartet, and played at about 1,000 Jazz concerts. He has accompanied Joan Baez, Mercedes Sosa and Konstantin Wecker, and recorded and performed with Jazz musicians such as Charlie Mariano.
Bassist and composer Mishko M’Ba studied Western classical music at Toulouse and focused later on jazz and rock. He performed with Ray Charles, Charles Aznavour and Didier Lockwood. M´Ba is a permanent member of the Reunion band Zishkakan and the Paris ensemble Elexir with Raoul de Souza. He maintains homes both in Reunion and in Puducherry.
Drummer Suresh Bascara is a trained tabla player and studied Indian classical music in Kolkata with Pandit Shankar Ghosh. He experimented with pop and rock drumming in Paris with Christian Nicolas, and is now a student with Viduvan Krishnamourty in Puducherry practising the tavil, a traditional South Indian drum. Through many years of teaching and performing in France and in India, the Western and the Indian drumming amalgamated, creating a unique style and new possibilities. Suresh Bascara has been living and teaching in Auroville since 1999.
Steve Rudolph was born in Evansville, Indiana, USA, in 1949, and spent his formative years in Warrick County, Southern Indiana, graduating from the Boonville High School. His musical training began as a trumpet student, but the rich jazz tradition in Indianapolis (Montgomery Brothers, Floyd Smith, Ann Chamberlain, Jimmy Coe, Claude Sifferlin, Steve Allee, Carroll DeCamp, John Von Ohlen, Pookie Johnson) fed his interest, and at the age of 22, he changed his main instrumental focus from the trumpet to the piano.
During the '80s, he stayed in Harrisburg, performing regularly and serving as an advocate for his art form, organizing a Jazz society (the Central PA Friends of Jazz), hosting Jazz radio programs, teaching, and booking Jazz artists in area clubs and concert venues. He has the reputation of performing with some great Jazz artistes like Helen O'Connell, Mills Brothers, Johnny Coles, Jr. Cook, Ira Sullivan, Al Grey, Bob Mintzer, Joe Lovano, Eric Kloss, Sal Nistico, John Von Ohlen, Terry Silverlight and Roger Rosenberg. Steve is a member of the Pennsylvania Performing Artists on Tour.
The entry to the concert is by invitations only. For further details, please contact the venue at 2780-4840/4841/4842/4843.