International Jazz Day 2021

This year, given the current circumstances, we are not able to bring international artists to Nepal. But rather than dwelling on that, we have decided that this is a great opportunity to make our first festival with a lineup of musicians based in Nepal, some of which are a direct product of the educational aspect of the Katjazz festival in itself. As for the workshops, we have already confirmed various online workshops with international artists that will be free and opened to the public. Online workshops will provide students from all over Nepal and the whole South Asian region the opportunity to attend the educational part of the festival free of cost.

The Programme and schedule looks as follows:


April 8, 15 and 16 – KJC Student recitals (Batch 2018 -2020) Moksh

April 21 – RAD Trio , Jazz Upstairs

April 22 – Jam Session at Base Camp, Jhamsikhel

April 23 – Raithane music presentation and concert 

Jhuma Limbu feat Ser o duo(Chile), Moksh

April 24 – New sounds of Nepali Jazz, North Side 

Nanashi, Addy’s Project 901, Nori

April 26 to April 29 – KJC Student Recitals (Batch 2019 -2021) Moksh/Northside

April 30 – 10th International Jazz Day Celebration

      -Kathmandu Contemporary Music Ensemble

      -Ser O Jooni(Spain, Chile, Nepal)

Katjazz is excited to present this years’ free workshops. This year we are having a combination of online and in person workshops that you don’t want to miss out on!! Register on the link below or by contacting KJC.

Check out the program:

Wednesday April 21st @10am ONLINE: Paul Tynan – Composition Workshop(advanced students: sing up and pre screening required).

Friday April 23rd @2pm ONLINE: Gianni Denitto –  Your Jazz Practice Routine(advanced students: sing up and pre screening required)

Bob Jordan – Introduction to Jazz Drums(dates to be announced soon) 

Monday April 26th @1:45 pm ONLINE: Michael Arbenz – Advanced Jazz Piano Workshop(advanced students: sing up and pre screening required) 

Monday April 26th to 29th: Daily in person workshops by the KJC faculty

-Here is the Schedule for Daily in-person workshops.