Heritage Jazz will conduct two grand concerts at The International Centre Goa. These 2 shows will be conducted on a grand scale and will meet and exceed international standards, in conformity with the company’s principles and policies. These will be held consecutively on February 12 and 13, 2011. The Gonsalves Mansion, courtyard will host the February 14th show for a select audience of 100 guests. Entry will be free and reservation for tables will be undertaken.
These shows will be promoted extensively through the local media by advertisements and press releases. Press releases for the international and national media will also be sent by Trancemedia through a reputed newswire agency.
The depth of Heritage Jazz’s relations with the Netherlands and its jazz musicians can also be gauged from the fact that Saskia Laroo was the first foreign artist to play traditional Konkani songs on trumpet, at a gala concert held in Goa Velha on December 3, 2009, at the St. Andrews Church’s 140th founding anniversary, thus powering of a new movement, Konkani Rocks, aimed at preserving, promoting and cherishing Konkani music.
Further, Armando Gonsalves and the Office of the Mayor of Amersfoort are studying the possibilities of designating Panjim and Amersfoort as Twin Jazz Cities- the first such a concept in the world.
This concept will be developed further to include all other major cities that host jazz festivals, including the world’s Jazz Capital, New Orleans, Louisiana, US and others, to form a World Twin Jazz Cities Networks.
The move is expected to see an exponential increase in the number of top jazz bands wanting to perform in Goa, thus making the state, a major attraction for national and foreign jazz lovers. It would also spur radio and satellite TV stations that specialize in Jazz to arrive in Goa for various jazz related events thus bringing positive publicity of this state as a topmost tourism destination.
Last but not the least, Goa has several heroes in the music, arts, literary and other fields. Trancemedia, as part of its ongoing efforts will honour several such heroes and heroines at the Goa ForGiving Awards night to be held on February 13, 2011. These awards will also coincide with the 50th anniversary of Goa’s liberation from Portuguese rule. Winners will be given a trophy and citation for their contributions towards Goan music, arts, culture and heritage and its promotion.