It was a starry starry star studded night at The Sofala on Sept 4. Jazz funk, Gospel, R&B and Pop improvisations were the order of the star-studded evening at The Sofala, bringing out the Goan cognoscenti and Bollywood social glitterati together in a full house, packed performance headlined by Joe & Shefali Alvares with the Jazz Knights on Sept 4.
In true connoisseur style, Joe Alvares opened the starry night to the big band sound of his Jazz Knights going heavy with improvisations of George Benson, Al Jarreau, Stevie Wonder among few with `Blue Moon’, `Around Midnight,’ `Superstitious,’ `Sing It Again’ while Shefali Alvares added much need spunk and fluidity to her vocal range with `Summer Time,’ a classic super groove to her rendition of `These Are A Few of My Favourite Things’ from The Sound of Music, throwing in a funked up take on Sting’s much lauded `Roxanne,’ and `Somewhere Over The Rainbow’ amongst some showing her playful yet incredible diva prowess on the microphone.
The Jazz Knights ably supported by versatile world class musicians like Loy Mendonsa (bass guitar), Karan Joseph (keyboards), Ruben Steijn (drummer), Pawan Benjamin (saxophone) and Karim Ellaboudi (pianist), was a treat to the soul as much as it was to the ears, giving the hour and half concert a music fest worthy of the thunder gods. Supported by Johnny Walker, Ciroc, Diageo and Kingfisher, Joe & Shefali Alvares with The Jazz Knights was presented by The Sofala Boutique Hotel and Sun Estates.
Thursday Night LIVE@ The Sofala: Is a classic music platform presented by The Sofala every Thursday which has today created a stir in the entertainment calendar of the week showcasing bands, jam sessions by international artistes, DJs and concerts by musicians from around the world. From pop to jazz, rock to blues, album launches to discerning jazz evenings, LIVE @The Sofala is passionately dedicated to bring together music lovers under its roof in an unfaltering effort to promote quality music and classy entertainment nights with a promise of purity, style and good taste.