The Amersfoort Jazz Festival was held from 13th – 15th of May, 2011, at Amersfoort in the Netherlands. Heritage Jazz was a partner at this International Jazz Festival. The C.E.O. Armando Gonsalves, along with his immediate team attended this event. The dream of Konkani rocks dates back to December, when a dutch group of musicians were invited to Goa by Armando Gonsalves, the CEO of Heritage Jazz to perform Konkani numbers amongst Goans. That was when an idea sparked his mind to take Konkani to the world. The Rabobank Amersfoort International Jazz Festival created performance spots for international artists including our very own Goan artists led by the Monsorate Brothers along with Olavo Rodriguez, Sidhanath Buyao, Yatin Talaulikar and Veeam Braganza comprised of the team who set the mood on. The other performers included saxophonists Alexander Beets, Sigrun Jording Koh Saxman, and DJ Nakadia. From foreigners to our own goans groved to the beats of Konkani music.
After the overwhelming success of Konkani Rocks, Europe! Goa ForGiving took centre stage, presenting to you The Konkani Rocks Revolution on 18th June 2011. The Konkani Rocks Revolution was only the beginning of an entertaining chain of events to follow at Heritage Jazz. The Konkani Rocks Revolution was not only a start to our upcoming events, but also a celebration of our triumphant success at the Amersfoort Jazz Festival held in May 2011. Talented Goan singers and musicians such as Anthony Gonsalves, George Fernandes, Sonia Sirsat, Olavo Rodrigues, Sidhanath Buyao, Varun Carvalho, Carlos Gonsalves and the Monsorate Brothers were a part of the event.