A NEW type of music which fuses Indian and Jazz music arrives at Settle Victoria Hall today (Thursday 9) as part of a six-date tour across the North of England.

Bollywood Jazz is inspired by the songs and instrumental music of Bollywood films and has been created by Yorkshire South Asian arts organisation Manasamitra.

The new Indo-Jazz music fusion is described as “a joyous collision of styles, as virtuoso jazz musicianship meets the technicolour drama of Bollywood for a journey through cinematic sound”.

From Madan Mohan to AR Rahman, Bollywood Jazz will appeal to anyone keen to experience an entirely new sound full of improvisation, rhythm and melody with a cool jazz vibe underneath.

The performance will take place at Settle Victoria Hall, at Kirkgate, Settle.

Manasamitra founder Supriya Nagarajan, who is also one of the leading Carnatic vocalists in the UK, first conceived the idea of fusing songs from Bollywood films with Jazz music in 2016.

He successfully piloted a Bollywood Jazz performance at this year’s Bradford Literary Festival.

This gave her the impetus to create the touring Bollywood Jazz Project with James Cave, a former Composer-in-Residence at the renowned Banff Centre.

Joining the duo are multi-instrumentalist Matt Redman whose music has been featured across the BBC Radio network and on the soundtrack to recent movie release ‘Kingsman', and drummer Beau Stocker, who has performed across the globe.

Supriya herself will perform the vocals during each of the performances while Cave will perform on keyboard.

Supriya Nagarajan, said: “With Bollywood Jazz, we are not seeking to create an authentic sound; instead, we will deliver an immersive experience, that combines classic big screen Bollywood tunes with an energetic kick of modernity.

“Each performance will be totally unique as the tunes we perform are re-imagined and re-created. It promises to be something special and we’re looking forward to sharing the experience with the audience.”

A month later, on December 9, the show will also be performed in Cockermouth. The venue will be Kirkgate Arts Centre.

All performances begin at 7.30pm.