One of the most unique and eclectic bands from Kathmandu, Nepal, Cadenza Collective led by drummer and composer Navin Chettri seamlessly blends Jazz, Afro-funk, and Nepali folk into an irresistible sound for your ears and booty.
From their humble beginnings in 1993 as a rock, funk and reggae band, Cadenza was one of the first bands to experiment with jazz in the Kathmandu Valley in early 1998. Since then Cadenza has evolved into a mature and experienced collective of musicians and music educators. Their music has pumped vitality into the improvised music scene in Nepal and beyond through regular performances with both Nepali traditional musicians and western musicians. With 5 albums to date showcasing their original music, their CDs are often referred to as instant collector’s items.
After the success of their last album “Back to the Roots” released in 2014, Cadenza Collective will be in the studio this October recording their 6th album which is scheduled to be released in the spring of 2019.