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The blueFROG Bar Night is an evening devoted to the blueFROG community. Regulars as well as newcomers can come over every Tuesday for a night of mingling, bonding and chilling out. Make it your weekly hangout zone where people become familiar, prices are great and the music is always upbeat and recognisable. There are great deals on F&B including quarters all night (starting at Rs. 500 plus taxes), beer buckets (starting at Rs. 650 plus taxes) and cocktail pitchers (Rs. 1500 plus taxes) plus wine at retail prices (i.e. same as wine shop prices). Also check out our range of Craft Beers from Gateway Breweries. In music we're going old school and commercial with blueFROG's own DJ Leon Russell. So come on down to the blueFROG Bar Night. Make it YOUR night!
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The blueFROG Bar Night feat. DJ Leon Russell
Free entry
04 Wed
Lennart Altgenug (Keyboards)
Lenny Altgenug, born 1987 in Mannheim/Germany, started to play classical piano when he was five years old. At the age of 16, he began to discover his love for Jazz and taught himself to play Boogie Woogie and Blues by listening to records of Pete Johnson, Jimmy Jancey, Albert Ammons and later Oscar Peterson.

In 2006, Lenny started with preparatory classes at the Jazz and Rock School in Freiburg with teacher Andy Herrmann. In 2007, he began his studies of jazz piano at the Hochschule für Musik Mainz with Olaf Polziehn and Sebastian Sternal. He continued his studies at the Conservatory of Amsterdam with Karel Boehlee and Kris Goessens and graduated with the degree Bachelor of Music. Lenny has played on many local as well as international stages: In 2012, he toured in Italy with the band of Italian singer Thea Crudi. He was also working as an arranger for that band. In 2013, he went to South Africa for a number of concerts with the project of South African guitarist Vuma Levin called “In Rythmic Color”. Among the venues was the well-known jazz club Mahogany Room in Cape Town. In 2013, Lenny won the 4th price in the “International Jazzhaus Piano Competition” in Freiburg.

The latest musical project that Lenny participated in, was the CD recording of the project “Birth and Death of a Star” initiated by bassist Nelson Ogliastri. Besides playing the piano, Lenny succeeded as composer and arranger. In 2012, he was selected as one of seven student arrangers to arrange for the arranger’s project of the Jazz Orchestra of the “Concertgebouw” Amsterdam with guest soloist Dick Oatts. Furthermore, Lenny wrote four pieces for String quartet, which have been performed at the “Grachtenfestival” 2013 in Amsterdam. Lenny continued his study with the master program “Composing For Film” at the Conservatory of Amsterdam with teacher Jurre Haanstra. He completed the study with the degree Master of Music with specialization Composing For Film. During these studies, Lenny composed for six films by students from the Dutch film academy, one of which won the “Topkapi – Prize” for best fiction film 2014 and will be shown at the Dutch film festival 2014.

Very recently, Lenny recorded a CD with his own compositions featuring his Jazz Trio and a classical string quartet.ext to his activities as a pianist, composer and arranger Lenny has been working as a piano teacher at the “Piano Academie” in Amsterdam teaching students of all ages. 

Jeroen Batterink (Drums)
Already as a baby, Jeroen has been fascinated by sounds. In elementary school he soon found a great affinity for rhythm, and when he started playing rhythms on pots and pans at home, his parents persuaded him into taking drum lessons. Drums became an even bigger part of his life in high school, when he found three like minded musical friends that he formed a band with, named ‘E-sevensharp9’. This band has been quite successful, writing a full album, winning a number of concourses (such as ‘Op weg naar het Nieuwjaarsconcert’), playing at many major venues in the Netherlands (such as the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam and Vredenburg, Utrecht) and making several appearances on Dutch national television. During this period, he decided that he wanted to become a professional musician.

Idolizing drummers like Brian Blade and Eric Harland, he soon developed a great interest in jazz. He decided to start taking drum lessons with jazz drummer Niek van Wiggen (Millenium Jazz Orchestra a.o.). Jeroen was accepted into Peter Guidi’s ‘Jazz Generation Big Band’, and later the ‘Jazz Focus Big Band’. This led to playing a series of performances in some of the most important venues in the Netherlands such as Paradiso, Amsterdam. Also, with the ‘Jazz Focus Big Band’ he managed to win first prize in the prestigious ‘Prinses Christina Jazz Concours’. Studying harder than ever and playing with people as much he could, Jeroen managed to become one of the first-call drummers in the conservatory and Amsterdam jazz scene. With the Vuma Levin Quintet he toured in South Africa and won third prize in the international ‘Keep an Eye’ jazz award. In 2014 he graduated the conservatory with honors (Cum Laude). Currently he is operating as a professional musician in-and outside the Amsterdam jazz and pop scene. Next to that he runs a private drum school in which he is teaching with great passion.

Hebe Jones (Vocals)
Hebe Jones has been performing professionally for 11 years. After gaining a music degree from Sussex University in 2012, she worked on the P&O ship Ventura as a singer, saxophonist and keyboard player. She has also performed at a variety of prestigious venues around the UK including the HMV Forum, Royal Albert Hall and The Roundhouse. She performed a set of her own material at Glastonbury 2008, and has been a session singer on multiple major and indie label releases. 

Sean Richey (Guitar)
Sean Richey is an artist and music educator residing in New York City. He is a graduate of the Manhattan School of Music's Jazz Arts Program and as an active freelancing guitarist, has performed alongside notable figures like Bailen, Fighting in the Streets, Grant's Tomb, Sam Reider, Linda Oh, Pawan Benjamin, Ben Flocks, Louiz Banks, Ranjit Barot, Conun Pappas, Richard Saunders, JJ Kirkpatrick, Brian Lynch, Tim Ries, Rob Karpay, The LeBeouf Brothers, Candid Music Group, among many others. During his studies at MSM, Sean was the recipient of 2 Student Composition Awards for "Best Original Songs" from DownBeat Magazine and also bagged the Monterey Jazz Festival's Gerald Wilson Big Band Composition Award owing to which he received the NY Regional Scholarship Award for Jazz Guitar from NFAA, Young Arts. As an educator, Sean has taught for the Manhattan School of Music Outreach & Summer Programs in NYC, Larchmont Music Academy, Camp Encore/Coda in Maine, & runs his own Private Studio in NYC. 

Chris Talio (Bass)
Bassist/composer Chris Talio’s evocative music transports audiences to otherworldly settings. Among his influences are Debussy, Satie, the painter Cezanne , and the J.R.R. Tolkien, the novelist. He borrows musical idioms from progressive rock, electronic, classical, and jazz traditions.

Interested in performing across a vast array of musical idioms, Chris Talio has constructed ensembles that serve as vehicles for his original music and exploration into compositions considered to be standard pop, jazz, and classical repertoire. In addition to composing and performing original music, Chris has become a popular sideman in the New York City area and beyond. In 2009, Mr. Talio performed Duke Ellington’s “Nutcracker Suite” at Carnegie Hall with the Jazz Band Classic alongside the New York Youth Symphony. During Jazz Band Classic’s 2009 – 2010 concert year Christopher collaborated with jazz artists such as Rich Perry, Ingrid Jensen, and Geoffry Keezer performing with them at venues such as Symphony Space and the Allen Room at Lincoln Center. An active freelancer, Chris has also performed the original music of his peers in a range of NYC venues including The 55 Bar, Smalls, Fat Cat, Smoke and the Bar Next Door. Bassist for the Funk/Pop/Rock/R&B band Roof Access, Chris plays regularly at The Bitter End, Club Groove, Wicked Willies, and Kenny’s Castaways. Abroad, Mr. Talio has performed at the Perugia, Italy’s Umbria Jazz festival as part of the Berklee School of Music’s Summer Workshop. 

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THE METRO SHOW: A blueFROG Collective of International Musicians
05 Thu 06 Fri

DJ Giuseppe
Dj Giuseppe can be best described as a world citizen and a nomadic spirit.
His first encounter with psychedelic music happened in 1986 at the Full Moon Party in Baga Beach, Goa. In the early 90s, he got introduced for real to Psychedelic Trance Music.

During the summer of 2000, based in Aarhus, Denmark,  he founded Parvati Records! The Label’s Vision was, and still is, to create a platform for  psy-trance producers from the global underground scene.

As Label Manager, he has compiled so far all the Parvati releases, with the exception of prvcd19, prvcd24 and prvcd27  Brainzcrew 1, 2 and 3, all compiled by Dj Ilse. Since 2004, he has started to play dj sets at parties and festivals, presenting a selection of the music released on Parvati and the demos arriving at the Label.

The Music and the Label have taken him around the world, giving him the chance to meet and interact with lots of nice people in India, Japan, Taiwan, Nepal, California, Brasil, Costa Rica, Denmark, Greece, Belgium, Portugal, Macedonia, Croatia, Turkey, Ireland, France, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Russia, Lithuania, Bulgaria, Romania, Finland, Norway, UK,  Hungary, Montenegro,  Austria, Czech Republik,  Slovakia, Dubai, South Africa, Marocco, Skotland, Holland, Mexico and to play from small intimate parties to big gatherings as Ozora (2009, 2010, 2012, 2013),  Universo Paralello (2011), Boom (2012-2014) and Eclipse 2012 in Australia.

The Atriohm project was created during the year 2003 by the brothers Leonid and Aleksandar Golcev from Skopje, Macedonia. Both Leonid and Aleksandar have a musical education and have been involved in various musical projects: Leonid as a keyboard player and Aleksandar as a drummer.

They discovered psytrance music back in 1996 when they got touched by the magic of that sound at a party. Soon after, they began to play chill-out and psy-trance sets and eventually moved on to composing their own music. Their sound is distinguished by the magical atmospheres created thanks to massive psychedelic twists, organic sounds, deep basses and cruising melodies.

The Atriohm project have released several tracks, down tempo and trance, on different labels such as Parvati, Peak, Auraquake and have played live in some of the biggest parties and psy-trance festivals around the world.

In 2009 they released on Parvati, together with other Macedonian artist Encepalophaticys, the split album UKALEN which is regarded to be one of the milestones for the recent psy-trance music. After the release of Ukalen, Leo decided to focus on his chill project Tengri, so now behind the Atriohm compositions we find only Sashe!

Parvati Records 15th Anniversary Party feat. Atriohm (Macedonia) & DJ Giuseppe (Italy)
07 Sat
Anish Sood
Anish Sood is going to make sure you break out your best moves at this massive dance party. Sood is part of a new generation of path breaking DJs and producers who have taken the Indian dance music industry by storm. Anish’s sets are filled with big room basslines and trademark bootlegs. An unparalleled stage presence and interaction with audiences is something that makes him stand out in the highly competitive dance music circuit.

Jai Vaswani, otherwise known as Nanok, is a producer and DJ from Mumbai, who has been a veteran of the club circuit in the city for over 10 years. With the release of his newest album, Death By Shoelaces, in March 2014, Nanok makes a departure from the sound of his previous records, to a dance floor-friendly house/disco/funk vibe that is quickly being recognised as one of the freshest sounds currently emerging from the Indian independent electronica space.
Live at Stage 42 Festival - Anish Sood
08 Sun
Stretching languidly over 5 hours, the brunch is nothing short of decadent. With over 50 dishes to choose from you would need many Sundays to sample everything on offer. The open bar includes a whole range of cocktails, champagne cocktails, martinis and fruit juices.

The Sunday brunch at blueFROG is the only brunch in town with live music and dancing. It is the perfect place to spend time with your loved ones, over a variety of board games like Monopoly, Scrabble and Jenga. The blueFROG Sunday brunch - a game the whole family can play!
Sunday Brunch + miniFROG with fun activities for kids.
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