Straight Ahead Jazz from India

Goa, India – Goa-based record label Angel AV
has released an album by Jazzy Joe. Joe Pereira popularly known as ‘Jazzy Joe’
has come a long way since he picked up a violin in Goa way back in 1934. Little
Jazzy Joe, all of seven, set off for his first music lessons under the
Portuguese solfegio system. Lessons that would see him through show business for
the next seventy years and more. Today, virtuoso saxophonist ‘Jazzy Joe’ is
India’s most popular and accomplished jazz musician. His long and eventful
career has spanned just about every live jazz avenue from clubs and hotels to
concerts and festivals worldwide. He takes the stage to enthrall audiences with
an exuberance that has to be seen to be believed. One of the pillars in the foundation of Indian film’s music industry and
featured soloist in countless commercial recordings, Jazzy Joe had yet to record
his own album for reasons that would not agree with his artistic sensibilities.
Angel AV, Goa’s own record label has taken the initiative to record Jazzy Joe
and launch India’s first straight ahead jazz album. Co-produced by Orlando
Fernandes and Colin D’Cruz, this album features some of the most popular jazz
standards laced with flavors of Goa. Over seventy years of Jazzy Joe is finally
recorded with strong support from virtuosos in their own right, George Fernandez
on piano, Colin D’Cruz on bass and Lester Godinho on drums. The CD is priced at
us $2.50.  For more information, go to
Angel AV