Jazz to Classical - a melange of melodies, with t2


  • Published 11.12.17
Jennifer Heemstra (left) and Deborah Moriarty (centre) join each other for piano four-hands to perform three of Dvorak’s Slavonic Dances. 
James Forger on the saxophone for his performance of Escapades by John Williams.

Lovers of classical music and jazz were in for a treat at Kala Mandir last month when the Kolkata Classics Club presented Calling Calcutta with Love in association with t2 — an evening with Jennifer Heemstra and Deborah Moriarty on piano four-hands, and saxophonist James Forger.

The trio played tunes by composers like John Williams, Jimmy Dorsey, Claude Debussy and Antonin Dvorak in the one-hour concert. James and Deborah played Escapades by John Williams from the movie Catch Me If You Can. 

Next, Deborah was joined on stage by Jennifer, and the two performed three of Antonin Dvorak’s Slavonic Dances, followed by a solo by James where he performed Improvisation by Ryo Noda. Deborah’s solo took place right after, with three Preludes by Claude Debussy. James rejoined Deborah on stage to play Aria by Eugene Bozza and Jimmy Dorsey’s Oodles for Noodles. The final piece saw the trio playing the cover of Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Vocalise, which was an encore.

Text: Urvashi Bhattacharya
Pictures: Arnab Mondal


Actress Koneenica Banerjee (right) at the Fusion Fashion Edit preview at style stop Ommyra on Camac Street last month. The event saw the launch of bag label Orange Saco — a venture between friends Jennifer Datta and Smeetha Guha, a Delhiite — at Ommyra. The label was officially launched in August this year. “You will find our festive line, the colours range and the Dhakai collection. Yes, expansion is on our minds!” said Jennifer (above left). Koneenica loved the clutches. “Very innovative and versatile... they are so easy to handle,” she said.

Picture: Rashbehari Das