Mumbai will soon see the grand opening of a new Jazz bar, THE QUARTER and this time it is housed inside The Royal Opera House. The Quarter, comprising a cocktail bar, al-fresco restaurant, cafe and jazz bar at the Opera House, opens its doors next week.
The founder directors hope to make this place a cultural hub with poetry readings, music appreciation classes, and theatre. The Quarter was designed by architect Abha Narain Lambah, who had also worked on the restoration of the Royal Opera House. Some of the signature features will include bay windows and chandeliers. Opening night sets will see the likes of Loy Mendonca, Vasundhara, and Ranjit Barot.
Listening to Jazz often equated with having an exponentially more sophisticated adult life than a regular lifestyle. The Quarter is all set to present the royal taste of music to this city.
“We’re looking at jazz from a more holistic point of view where it’s an exploration of improvisation,” founder-director Ashutosh Phatak, musician, and co-founder of True School of Music and the iconic, now-shuttered Mumbai venue blueFROG was quoted saying to a leading website.
“But while electronica may feature, “this is not a nightclub,” Phatak clarified, “this is a listening environment”.
It will be “a place where you’re very close to the artist, sitting with a cocktail and listening to the music,” businessman and investor Nakul Toshniwal was also quoted.
Address: The Quarter, Royal Opera House, Charni Road, Mumbai.
Opens 26 October, 2017.
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