A Deja Vu of Jazz

Led Zeppelin, Elvis Presley, Eric Clapton, Frank Sinatra and many Jazz classics filled the air on Friday night for the Dockers San Fransisco Evening of Jazz event held at Deja Vu. Vintage Media put on the event, and truly out did themselves with an impressive guest list, exciting decor and even roses for the ladies.

The musical talents of the night included Arif Buchara, from Dad’s Gratitude, on the Bass, Gerard Vanderloovin on the lead guitar and Hilary Furtado on the Saxophone. Since the 60’s and 70’s these three have been on the pop, rock and jazz scene of this country, and have come together for the first time in many years to play at this special event. This classic trio was joined on the drums by none other than Jason from the popular band Aaroh.

The crowd loved the retro flashback that the performers brought with them, and even though the start time was delayed till around 10, nobody much seemed to mind, as they all got what they came for. Since the moment the band started playing, the atmosphere lifted up and hands were clapping to the rhythms.

I really look forward to more events like this in Karachi, it really has the potential to bring out the art and culture of the city. Such events have the power to bring people together for a real night of enjoyment. This event is the first in a serious of coffee house musical performances over the next while in Pakistan.

9 Comments so far

  1. nocturnal (unregistered) on March 5th, 2007 @ 4:02 am

    JAZZ EVENT? strange!

    Cuz Led zeppelin is a HARD ROCK band, Elvis surely a king of Rock n Roll, Eric Clapton is well known for his BLUES influences. Frank Sinatra is the only JAZZ artist in your mentioned list.

    How could a band play/cover Mehdi Hasan(Ghazal),Abida Parween(Sufist), Ahmed Rushdie (Hiphop/disco),Vital signs(pop/rock) and Arif Lohar(Folk)perfectly.

    Those artists who performed at Deja Vu including Jason (Aroah’s drummer) are LEGEND. LOL

  2. Farrukh Ahmed (unregistered) on March 5th, 2007 @ 11:15 am

    Amazing! another cool event missed!! :(
    we need to have an extensive database of oncoming events around the city!

  3. Farrukh Ahmed (unregistered) on March 5th, 2007 @ 11:17 am

    another cool event missed :(
    we need to have an extensive database of oncoming events around the city!!

  4. Lies (unregistered) on March 5th, 2007 @ 11:27 am

    @ Noc, while yea, Led Zep et. al. are not Jazz bands, music being universal, most of their stuff is open to interpretation. Also, most 70’s rock artists were deeply influenced by Blues, Jazz etc.

    Too bad I missed it :(

    On a totally unrelated note, I did catch Eric Clapton live last month :)

  5. umar (unregistered) on March 5th, 2007 @ 11:28 am

    Farrukh, just wait for few days… it’s already been worked on and will be announced very soon.

  6. BoZz (unregistered) on March 5th, 2007 @ 12:18 pm

    @ LIES – Sure music is a universal force and is open to interpretation or mis-interpretation. Frankly darling who gives a damn.

  7. Lies (unregistered) on March 5th, 2007 @ 1:00 pm

    @Bozz, i dont get your point…

  8. dushman (unregistered) on March 5th, 2007 @ 9:15 pm

    @Bozz: if you dont have anything nice to say… dont say anything.

    sinec music is the topic… has anyone on the kmb heard of Dalt Wisney?

    its the side project of sheryar hyatt (son of rohail hyatt of vital signs).. he has a blog and is about to launch his label with his own music. his music is the most alternative stuff currently being made in pakistan at least… very unique and soulful with jazz, eastern, and a little hiphop there too… he also got selected to go to melbourne, australia as part of the red bull music`academy.

    check his stuff and music:


    makes me feel proud to know that a pakistani can be so original and creative on an international level.

  9. tiffany (unregistered) on March 21st, 2007 @ 6:26 pm

    Really was astonished to hear Led Zeppelin is a jazz band. Still cute retro event, thanks for the article. Always search the web for cool music jazz mp3 is a site where one can compile perfect playlists. A cushy spot for a music addict!

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