Atelier Kandy will launch its first musical talk ‘All that JAZZ’ by Dr Gananath Dasanayake on 10th March at 6 pm. Gananath, a well-known vocalist and saxophonist, will pay a tribute to Jazz and will talk about his own renditions as well as swing music of, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Duke Ellington, Coleman Hawkins, Ben Webster, Stan Getz and many of the musicians of yesteryear such as Dean Martin, Sammy Davies Jr. and Frank Sinatra.
Gananath does most of the favourite jazz standards on sax and vocals and some pop numbers in his own jazzy groove. He leads the popular Jazz outfit “En Route” as the Saxophonist cum Vocalist. The Group performed to the fans of American popular music of the early and mid 20th century, live in concert, producing “The Great American Song Book’. The band also produced the much-acclaimed Tribute to Sinatra- celebrating 100 years of Frank Sinatra, in December 2015.
Atelier is a recently completed City Hotel in Kandy with 6 well appointed rooms, an Art Gallery and a Café. Atelier portrays an abundance of art & architecture of Kandyan era and the Gallery will foster art & sculpture, mainly of artists of Kandy. The maiden Exhibition of Paintings & Sculpture by well known artists will also commence on 10th March, and will be open from 10 am to 6 pm daily.