HWMF-concert with Adrian D'Souza Jazz Quartet - 6th May @ Secunderabad Club. Opening Act: Deccan Voices

Walk-in for Secunderabad Club members

Entry fee non-members: Rs. 200

Tickets available at Secunderabad Club; 29th April onwards

Info: 040/27804840/41/42 or  info@hydmusic.com

Dresscode: Club rules apply

Adrian D’souza Quartet

Through his colorful interactive style with musicians on the bandstand, Adrian D’souza has created texture for a veritable 'who's who' in the jazz world: Roseanna Vitro, Chieli Minucci, Art Davis, Eddie Gomez, Joe Temperly, Ken Werner, Ratzo Harris, Gary Bartz, John Hicks, Eddie Daniels, Ed Cherry, Mark Soskin, Dave Kikoski, Don Braden, Gerald Veasley, Paul Keller, Chuck Bergeron, Jerry Brooks, Ron Jackson, Bruce Arnold, Shelly Berg, Jay Rodrigues Carl Clements and Mike Orta. Adrian played with Al Jarreau, George Duke, Earl Klugh and Ravi Coltrane at the Vh1 Jazz Masters, and performed in Slovenia with the 'Maribor Philharmonic Orchestra' featuring Roseanna Vitro. He was invited by the 'World Philharmonic Jazz Orchestra and big band' to perform in South Africa for the United Nations - World Summit on Sustainable Development. Adrian D'souza has studied and played in New York with many musicians, developing his ability to play in multiple styles of music.  Adrian D'souza endorses Zildjian USA cymbals.

Pawan Benjamin – saxophone (New York)

Pawan Benjamin learnt the saxophone under avant garde jazz legend, Roscoe Mitchell. His knowledge of Western harmony, and the Jazz tradition, paired with his knowledge of the music of India and Nepal, has given him a unique worldly perspective of music which he applies as a saxophonist, bansuri artist, and composer and producer. An alumnus of Manhattan School of Music (MSM) and Chhandayan Centre for Indian Music, he has performed at some of the most prestigious venues around the world: Lincoln Center’s Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola, the Velvet Lounge (Chicago), The Blue Note, Bimhuis (Amsterdam) and the Music Gallery (Toronto) among other places.

Lydia Hendrikje Hornung (Germany) - vocals

is an emerging singer and composer from Germany. She is a versatile performer, excited by many different music styles and has been influenced by sounds from Brazil to India. She regularly plays with musicians from all over the world, which keep inspiring her, bringing something new and fresh to the music every time. As a child, she often found herself browsing through her parents’ records, dreaming away with The Beatles and dancing around to Michael Jackson. She had discovered the love for performing by the age of five when she joined children’s choir. Her mother’s old piano intrigued her to take lessons and learn to play. Lydia Hendrikje studied at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, The Netherlands, where she gratuated in 2012, majoring in ‘jazz vocals’. In the summer of 2015, she obtained her Masters’ degree at Codarts in Rotterdam. Lydia is teaching music lovers of all ages. Her own music is a collision of lyrical strings meeting deep synthesizer sounds, with her light and crispy vocals flying on top.

Karan Joseph – keyboards/organ

Karan's brilliant command over the piano was evident very early in his life. Often being called a child prodigy, he started playing at the tender age of five. With Honours and Distinctions from the Royal School of Music, Trinity College of Music and the Bangalore School of Music, He later went on to study the Piano professionally at Berklee College of Music in the USA where he learned music from veteran musicians like Danilo Perez, Hal Crook and Jeff Covell. Karan has performed across many venues in India such as blueFROG (Mumbai), Opus, Bflat & Herbs and Spices in Bangalore, Shisha Cafe in Pune and at Rockwood Music Hall, Smalls, Fat Cat, 55 Bar and more in New York. He recently performed with Pentagram on MTV Unplugged and in the past has played alongside Victor Wooten, Mike Stern, Dennis Chambers, David Binney, Amit Heri, L Subramanium, Prasanna and Adrian D’souza.

Opening Act: The Deccan Voices is a mixed vocal performing group in the twin cities and takes great pride in performing from their repertoire of classical, jazz, musicals, film or popular music - a cappella - often accompanied by keyboard/piano and other instruments. The singers have a passion for music and a desire to share that passion.

HWMF Summer Music Camp for Children - Start 1st May

HWMF Summer Music Camp - Let's Discover and Explore Music Together!

Our Summer Music Camp is a great introduction to music for the beginner student.  We focus on exposing children to music and developing musical abilities, including rhythmic and melodic skills in an interactive and fun environment. No prior music experience is required! The introduction to music class is a great way to determine your child’s interest in music before committing to individual lessons or investing in a musical instrument. 
Our camp introduces children to: 
- Beginner music theory topics such as basic rhythm skills, how to read treble clef music 
- Singing and playing percussion instruments in a group 
- Music appreciation activities - exposing children to western classical music, jazz, folk and other musical genres
- Music games and activities that are kid friendly and age appropriate!

Course beginning: Monday, May 1, 2017 
Duration: Five 50 minute classes from Monday, May 1 through Friday May 5, 2017
Timings: Ages 6 - 9 at 9:30 am to 10:30 am and Ages 10 and up at 11:00 am to 12:00 pm noon
Venue: Alliance Francaise, Banjara Hills (Road No. 3, lane next to Q-mart) 
Duration: 50 minutes 
Course Fees: Rs 900

Teacher: Nicole Connolly Bhatia, HWMF-faculty, teaches Western flute, piano/keyboard, ukulele and runs the HWMF kids vocal club. Info/registration: info@hydmusic.com 9912201659 or 9010112000

Please note all classes consist of 50 minutes of instructional time followed by 10 minutes of "Community Time" to talk with the teacher, ask questions about music and a child's musical development, meet other families and provide social time for the children. 

World Music Day 2017


to participate in  

World Music Day Sunday 18th June 2017 @

10 different Venues in Hyderabad

World Music Day celebrated all over the world, provides a common platform for all musicians: young and old, amateurs and professionalsSo grab the opportunity! All styles and genres of music are welcome: Vocal, Instrumental, Indian-classical, Western-classical, Fusion, Jazz, Pop, Country, Hip Hop, Blues, Rock, Electronic…

Interested musicians and groups may contact the cultural coordinator of Alliance Française Hyderabad, Shruti Verma, culture@afhyderabad.org, with their profile and (if possible) recordings.

Last date of Registration: Wednesday 19th April 2017.

Date of Audition: Saturday 22nd April 2017 at Sacred Space, Secunderabad

Performances on World Music Day are strictly of a voluntary nature. Please bring your instruments for the audition. CDs and Karaoke-style will not be considered. Preference will be given to band-performers (minimum of two).

For more information please contact Shruti Verma at: 040 23554485 or send in your queries to culture@afhyderabad.org



HWMF-Basic Music theory and vocal course - start April 15



Our introduction to music theory and vocal course is for EVERYONE who loves music and singing! Learn how to approach vocal learning systematically and how to move towards a healthy singing voice. Get familiar with the basic principles of vocal techniques like breathing, vocalizing and body posture. Acquire a basic music theoretical and practical understanding (notation reading, scales, rhythm, group-/solo-singing). After completion of the course you might like to join an advanced group.


Course/ 5 Saturdays:                        Saturday, 15th April 2017 (April 15; 22; 29; May 6; 13)
Timings:                                            2-3 pm

Venue:                                                Alliance Française, Road no 3, Aurora Colony, Banjara Hills
Course Fees:                                     2400/- for 5 classes; incl. material

Teacher:                                  Joe Koster

Registration/info                  info@hydmusic.com  9912201659 


Rotem Sivan Jazz Trio in Concert - 8th April @ Secunderabad Club

Rotem Sivan Trio – The Hindu


The Hindu/Metroplus


Telangana today


Times of India http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/hyderabad/simply-jazz-and-the-sway/articleshow/58111240.cms




     Jazz is a music that is partly planned and partly spontaneous. Jazz is a very technical form of music. It is a musical art form.

     The art of a musician in jazz is their ability to play freely and inventively within the rigid structure of the music. Jazz has a disciplined musical structure and uses sophisticated harmonies and progressions in its many styles and genres within which improvisation takes place.

     Good jazz musicians know how to improvise without getting lost in the improvisation. In a band, jazz musicians must together know how to bring each piece of invented music to a fitting conclusion within the chords and rhythmic changes of the tune that they are playing and make a meaningful whole out of it.

Jazz usually, but not always, has a swinging rhythm that characterizes jazz as Jazz. And Jazz musicians also play certain seemingly dissonant notes and harmonies in unusual ways during the course of the music that is typical of jazz.

     So jazz is a very special musical art form that is quite often challenging to the listener. Jazz is also an involving music, and so the listener is better served by being an active listener and by being aware of what they are listening to. Jazz is listening music and so it does require certain intelligence from a listener to relate to it. Jazz therefore is played by highly intelligent, highly proficient, and very technically advanced musicians, and this was indisputably the case with the Rotem Sivan Trio. Read more

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