A NEW type of music which fuses Indian and jazz music will be performed in Settle tonight as part of a six-date tour across the North of England.

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

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

Bollywood Jazz's new sound is full of improvisation, rhythm and melody with a cool jazz vibe underneath.

The performance will take place at 7.30pm tonight in Settle Victoria Hall.

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 and 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 sing the vocals during each of the performances while Cave will perform on keyboard.

Speaking about the project, Supriya 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.”

Tickets are available to purchase from settlevictoriahall.org.uk or by calling 01729 825718.