French jazz music captivates Dhaka audience


Dhaka-based singer Mizanuddin Khan, along with local jazz-fusion band The Seesaw Quartet, entertained the audience presenting French jazz numbers at a concert held at La Galaire of Alliance Française de Dhaka in Dhanmondi on Thursday.
The concert, titled ‘The Seesaw Quartet featuring Mizanuddin Khan’, was organised by Alliance Française de Dhaka.
AFD director Bruno Plasse gave the welcome speech at the event.
‘Our aim is to promote French culture and language. I invite all to enjoy the performances by Mizanuddin Khan and The Seesaw Quartet. I hope the audience will find the concert entertaining,’ said Bruno Plasse.
Mizanuddin Khan, accompanied by The Seesaw Quartet, covered French classics by artistes such as Edith Piaf, Charles Aznavour, George Brassens, Yves Montand, Claude Nougaro, Michel Sardou and others.
They performed songs like Feuilles mortes, Armstrong, Emmenez moi, La pluie, Maladie damour, Sous le ciel de Paris, Vie en rose, Aicha, Bengali songs Ei shohor, Amito preme porini and more.
Mizanuddin Khan has studied music under the likes of Niloy Das and Farida Parveen. The members of the band include Rahin Haider (tenor saxophone), Jishnu Haider (guitar), Alistair Sarkar Raj (bass) and Samiul Wahid (drums).
A houseful audience enjoyed the show.
‘It is not every day that you get the chance to attend French jazz concerts in Dhaka. I really enjoyed the show and look forward to attending future concerts featuring The Seesaw Quartet,’ Limar Khan, an audience member, told New Age.