“With Remi Panossian on the piano, Maxime Delporte on double bass and Maxime Delporte on drums, the French band Rémi Panossian Trio showed the city their version of jazz, mixed with rock, funk and classical music, on Monday. The band, which began their Indian tour at the Delhi International Jazz Festival on March 20, will now play at Bangalore (March 25), Hyderabad (March 27), before concluding their sojourn in Chennai on March 30.
The band says that touring Asia offers something different than touring in Europe, because people here are not used to jazz and have a very strong traditional music culture. “Indian public is good and as the majority of Asian public, has a kind of youthfulness linked to the fact that they don’t really know jazz, which they are not used to. It makes them more sensitive; they feel the music more. In Europe, the audience is aging and knows jazz better, so it is totally different,” Frederic Petitprez says.“