So this year, I'm honoured to be selected as one of the bloggers to cover the event under Sarawak Bloggers and Sarawak Tourism Board.The event will take place on the 10-11th May 2013 at ParkCity Everly Hotel and a day before that, (9th May) there will be a tree planting ceremony at Curtin University.
Here's some sneak peak of the bands/groups that is going to perform in this upcoming Borneo Jazz.
The Nylons are renowned for their vibrant live shows, featuring dazzling harmonies, smooth arrangements, tight choreography, and fabulous showmanship. Their rapport with their audiences makes them perennial favourites for all age groups.
The group has performed over 1000 concerts in dozens of tours worldwide including Japan, Korea, China, Australia, Europe, Brazil, the US, and Canada.
The Nylons have received numerous awards and accolades including their gold and platinum records, a Tokyo Music Festival award, and a Canadian Juno nomination for BEST JAZZ VOCAL ALBUM 2011 for their 15th release SKIN TIGHT. This CD features an eclectic collection of jazz standards, original songs and well known classics.
The quartet, which the ‘Berliner Zeitung’ described as one of the hottest club bands, has the groove in their blood.They are refreshingly new, exciting and unconventional, with that certain something and an international calibre about them.
Mo’Blow is calling their show at Borneo Jazz in Sarawak the “Gimme The Boots” release concert.
Prefer to be known as an energetic spicy groovy funk group, they have a string of awards to their name, among them the Winner of Berliner Jazz & Blues Award 2008, Winner of Future Sounds Award 2011, Winner of “Jazz am see” Award for best concert of 2011 and Winner of Jazz Rock TV Miles Award for Cool and Groovy New Jazz.
The band is led by saxophonist Felix F. Falk, bass player Tobias Fleischer, drummer André Seidel and pianist Matti Klein. They have worked hard to earn their reputation as a first-class live act through tours of Germany, England, Belgium, Russia, Croatia, Austria, Poland, Denmark and France and have appeared at festivals like the Jazz Festival Kaliningrad (Russia), Jazz Festival Liburnia (Croatia) or Jazzopen Hamburg (Germany).
Renown as an exceptionally creative vocal stylist and improviser, Lisa specialises in ‘konnakol’ – South Indian vocal percussion. The result is unusual and extremely appealing compositions.
The quartet features the intuitive musicality of Ben Robertson (Double Bass), Steve Magnusson (Guitar) and Dave Beck (Drums). They bring to the Borneo Jazz their most recent work ‘The Eternal Pulse’, a song cycle which layers Indian elements, rhythmic textures and ensemble dialogue using varieties of meter and subdivision.
The new album The Eternal Pulse received a nomination in the ‘BELL AWARDS’ finals, for ‘Best Australian Jazz Vocal Album 2012, the same award which won her'Best Australian Jazz Vocal Album 2007 for her album ‘Grace’ in 2007.
Tickets priced at RM60for single entry and RM100 for a two-day pass. Children under the age of 12 years will enjoy 50% discount on each purchase. Borneo Jazz tickets are also available online at www.ticketcharge.com.my .
What else would be there apart from Jazz Music?
Complementing the festival will be the fringe events comprising of food and village mart where more than 30 booths will feature exhibition and sale of handicraft made by the local craftsmen and artisan.
If you have any enquiries, contact STB Leisure & Property at email@example.com (email) or +6 082-239171 (office hours only, 8:00AM – 5:00PM).
Hope to see you there.
People have taken time out of their day and spent their money to come sit down at a concert. And it's jazz music-it's not easy for them to get to it. I don't want them ever to feel that I'm taking their presence lightly.
~ Wynton Marsalis~