Renowned Pune-based musician, Derek Julien, passed away at Jehangir Hospital, Pune, due to post-COVID pneumonia. He was 70.
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Friday, 14th April, 2017, Pune: Here’s a single pick from the many different musical conversations between Derek Julien, Sanjay Joseph, and Roger Dragonette at the Shisha Cafe, Pune, on Thursday. When three accomplished artists who share a great deal of mutual respect get together on a stage, the outcome is always lively, intellectually creative and full of energy. The Dragonette Project ensemble walked through an impressive selection from their repertoire from Miles Davis to Bob Dylan, Waterfront to Jaco Pastorius […]
Friday, 14 April, 2017, Pune: The Dragonette Project gig in Pune was a good place to be yesterday night, for many reasons. Here’s one of those reasons: a segment where young drummer Saket Rao held centre-stage in stellar fashion in the company of his very illustrious band mates – his solo at the end of The Waterfront’s South Bombay Blues earned a well deserved applause from Roger Dragonette.
A balmy Thursday night. A well known jazz cafe. Two renowned Jazz musicians. An upcoming jazz drummer. A setting for an interesting evening by any yardstick. And then throw in a welcome surprise – another renowned jazz musician – and you have an electric evening of progressive jazz. The scene was at Shisha Jazz Cafe in Pune, and the ensemble was The Dragonette Project, led by bassist-singer, Roger Dragonette and comprising guitar legends, Derek Julien and Sanjay Joseph, and upcoming […]