KJC & N.A Jazz Orchestra

The KJC & N.A. Jazz Orchestra is a recent collaboration between the Nepal Army Band and the Kathmandu Jazz Conservatory with the main purpose of promoting the big jazz orchestra sound, something unique in Nepal.  Its directors and conductors, Rajat Rai, Amul Kharki and Mariano Abello, lead this 18-piece orchestra, which play blues, rock and Latin music arrangements. After only a year of training the orchestra has had considerable success, playing for the US Embassy in Nepal and an Asian military function in South Korea, receiving significant feedback and recognition for their talents and unique arrangements.