JAZZ

  • Honda may delay the India launch of Jazz to next year November 13, 2014

    Hyderabad: Japanese auto major Honda is likely to start the fresh roll out of its 'discontinued' hatchback vehicle Jazz in Indian market next year. "Last year we announced that within this fiscal year we will come up with Mobilio and Jazz. But the great demand (for other models) is exceeding our...
  • Watch: You shouldn't miss this '40s jazzinspired cover of Britney Spears' 'Womanizer' July 14, 2014

    Sultry lyrics, smooth vocals and a smoky, perfect piano. Reimagined by American pianist and a darling of YouTube videos Scott Bradlee, this cover of Britney Spears' 2008 hit 'Womanizer' has been sung by Cristina Gatti. Here is the jazz version of the song, followed by the original. Which one do...
  • Jimmy Scott, angelvoiced jazz singer, dies at 88 June 15, 2014

    Jimmy Scott, a jazz singer whose soulful, androgynous voice won him the admiration of the likes of Ray Charles and Lou Reed before he found a wider audience later in life, has died at age 88, his wife said on Saturday. Scott died in his sleep at home in Las Vegas...
  • Watch: The smooth, jazz version of 'Game of Thrones' opening theme song April 10, 2014

    To celebrate the season premiere of HBO's 'Game of Thrones,' these guys teamed up with nine time Grammy-nominated sax star Dave Koz for this smooth version of the opening theme song. No Starks were harmed in the making of this video. ...
  • Honda India Auto Expo 2014 lineup: Honda Mobilio, Jazz, Vision XS1 January 29, 2014

    Honda seems to be on a roll, the Amaze is doing very well for them and the new City is already eyeing top spot in the Csegment. The car has launched before the Auto Expo but will be on display along with the various Modulo accessories specially made for it....
  • Legendary Jazz composer Yusef Lateef dies at 93 December 25, 2013

    Boston: Grammy awardwinning multiinstrumentalist musician Yusef Lateef, known for his innovative fusion of American Jazz with Indian raga, died. He was 93. The musician, who was suffering from prostrate cancer for several months, died yesterday at his home in Shutesbury, Massachusetts, reported Ace Showbiz. Lateef was born William Emanuel Huddleston in Chattanooga,...
  • Music roundup: 'The Beatles' are back to soothe your nerves December 22, 2013

    New Delhi: Music is driven by stories, something I witnessed this week. A song never gets old and music is never forgotten. All Sunday to Saturday were surrounded with acoustic, rock, pop, a little bit of jazz, folk and of course the country music. The happenings were such. This is our second...
  • Bhullar keeps a share of lead after three rounds in Jakarta November 30, 2013

    Jakarta: Despite a nightmarish start in the third round, Gaganjeet Bhullar kept himself in the fray by finishing with a share of the lead with Thailand's Jazz Janewattananond at the Indonesia Open on Saturday. Bhullar (69) shares the lead after 54 holes with Jazz. Bhullar, ranked sixth on the Asian Tour...
  • Overdrive: Catch all the action from 2013 Tokyo and LA Motor Shows November 30, 2013

    On this episode of Overdrive, catch all the action from 2013 Tokyo and LA Motor shows, plus all the world motoring news. ...
  • 'Queen of Kolkata's Park Street' Pam Crain dies at 80 August 17, 2013

    Kolkata: Iconic jazz singer and performer Pam Crain, whose voice mesmerised generations of fans in the eastern metropolis, died here due to cardiac arrest, said her husband Don Saigal. The 80yearold crooner was suffering from respiratory problems that led to a cardiac arrest Wednesday. Known for her singing talents that matched her...
  • Rendezvous with Indian Ocean's Rahul Ram July 25, 2013

    Rahul Ram is superbusy. The fatigue is audible, and you can believe he's on the other side of 50, though the livewire redbandanaed stage persona wouldn't give you that impression. The Delhi upbringing is evident in the hard Rs and the seamless and frequent switches between English and Hindi. We...
  • In pics: The life of Queen of Jazz Ella Fitzgerald April 25, 2013

    New Delhi: On the 96th birthday of jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald, we bring you some of her rarely seen pictures. These pictures depict her life and work. Ella Fitzgerald was also known as the "First Lady of Song", "Queen of Jazz", and "Lady Ella". Jazz vocalist Ella Fitzgerald, at the...
  • Honda to launch nextgeneration Jazz next year April 13, 2013

    Mumbai: Japanese auto major Honda today said it plans to roll out a new generation Jazz next year. "We have plans to launch the new generation Jazz in the country some time next year," Honda Cars India senior vicepresident for marketing and sales Janeshwar Sen told reporters here at the...
  • Pandit Ravi Shankar was Indian culture's global ambassador: Sitarist Purbayan December 12, 2012

    Purbayan has performed all over the world and his music has been appreciated by jazz artists Chick Corea, Bela Fleck, and Pat Metheny. He has performed several times with Ustad Zakir Hussain. A disciple of the Maihar Gharana, the school that Pandit Ravi Shankar also came from, he interacted with...
  • Jazz legend Dave Brubeck dies at 91 December 6, 2012

    You don't have to be a jazz aficionado to recognize 'Take Five,' the smoky instrumental by the Dave Brubeck Quartet that instantly evokes swinging bachelor pads, hifi systems and cool nightclubs of the 1950s and 60s. 'Take Five' was a musical milestone a deceptively complex jazz composition that managed to...
  • Legendary jazz icon Dave Brubeck dies at 91 December 6, 2012

    Legendary jazz icon Dave Brubeck died in Connecticut, US on Tuesday, a day before his 92nd birthday. The Jazz pianist's choice of novel rhythms, classical structures and brilliant sidemen made him a towering figure in modern jazz. ...
  • Honda to hike prices of Brio, Jazz, City cars September 25, 2012

    New Delhi: Honda Cars India said it will raise prices of its three models Brio, Jazz and City by up to 2.6 per cent with effect from October 1, mainly due to rising input costs. "Honda Cars India Ltd today announced an increase in...
  • Telugu film 'Damarukam's' music is satisfying September 14, 2012

    Devi Sri Prasad's 50th album is unique from his usual runofthemill compositions, but not his best. As a fan of the composer, the listener will be satisfied, but as a music lover, one doubts if this album would live up to listeners' expectations. There are 10 songs in the album, sung...
  • Reinventing jazz classics: Pak band touches new chords April 20, 2012

    Lahore based 'Sachal Studios' first shot to fame for its rendition of Dave Brubeck's 1959 jazz classic 'Take Five'. ...
  • Amit Saigal of Rock Street Journal drowns in Goa January 5, 2012

    New Delhi: Amit Saigal, founder and editor of music magazine the Rock Street Journal, drowned while swimming off a Goa beach on Thursday, officials said. Saigal was swimming with his friends near their anchored sail boat off Bogmalo beach, 35 km from Panaji in Goa. "Saigal's friends who were present there said...
  • Chennai Novemberfest: Pak musicians close the show November 20, 2011

    The closing day of the November fest in Chennai on Friday saw Pakistani musicians Zeb and Haniya perform live in India for the first time. ...
  • Honda slashes prices for the new Jazz August 18, 2011

    New Delhi: Honda Siel Cars India (HSCI) launched a new version of its compact car, Jazz, priced lower than its existing model at Rs 5.50 lakh to Rs 6.06 lakh (exshowroom, Delhi). "During the first couple of years, the company has focused a lot on localisation and costdown activities through the...
  • Amy Winehouse, the beehived souljazz diva July 23, 2011

    London: Amy Winehouse, whose selfdestructive habits overshadowed a distinctive musical talent, was found dead Saturday in her London home, police said. She was 27. Winehouse shot to fame with the album "Back to Black," whose blend of jazz, soul, rock and classic pop was a global hit. It won five Grammys...
  • India connection at the Grammys this year February 11, 2011

    Vocalist Chandrika K Tandon and jazz pianist Vijay Iyer are running for Grammys this year. Catch the Grammys LIVE at 6:30 am only on Vh1. You can catch the repeat at 9 pm on the same day. For more Grammy updates, log onto www.facebook.com/vh1india.com ...
  • Grammy nomination for NYbased NRI pianist February 2, 2011

    Vijay Iyer will fly to Los Angeles for the Grammy Awards 2010 on February 13. ...
  • Overdrive: Mega hatchback comparo 2010 September 19, 2010

    With six test completed, Honda Jazz came out as the runaway leader with 43.5 points out of maximum 60 points. ...
  • Honda Siel launches Jazz in India June 10, 2009

    New Delhi: Japanese car giant Honda has launched its muchawaited hatchback Jazz in India, priced between Rs 6.98 lakh and Rs 7.33 lakh exshowroom, Delhi. The launch of the 1.2 litre petrol engine car marks Honda a Motor Corp and Siel Group joint venture's entry into the most competitive and volumedriven...