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Borneo Jazz Festival

Borneo Jazz Festival 2015

Borneo Jazz Festival 2015

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Date

8 May 2015 – 9 May 2015

Description

Year 2015 marks the tenth anniversary of the Borneo Jazz Festival in Sarawak. The two-day exciting festival of Jazz music will be celebrated on Friday, May 8 and Saturday, May 9 in the Resort City of Miri.

The performing bands will cover a wide range of jazz genre from all over the world. From the local scene, “All The Best”, a five-piece ensemble with Miri-born Syafiee Obe Hairunie, who is also the conductor of the Kuching SONS Jazz Orchestra to lead the local challenge. It parades contemporary jazz with a twist of Malaysian flavor with added Latin rhythms.

The festival first started in 2006 and was held at the Pavilion, Parkcity Everly Hotel Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia. It was then known as the Miri International Jazz Festival. Since then it has been its home to date. In 2011, the name was changed to Borneo Jazz, capitalizing on the magical name of ‘Borneo’.

Borneo Jazz has grown steadily since its first edition in 2006, going from 3,000 spectators to nearly 8,000 in the last year. This growth is a reflection of the success of the festival and the growing appeal of jazz enthusiast around the region.

Program of Borneo Jazz Festival 2015:

FRIDAY 8th MAY

6.00 – 6.45 pm                              CHUNG HWA SCHOOL BAND (Sarawak)

7.30 – 8.30 pm                              SHAFIEE OBE & ALL THE BEST (Sarawak)

8.45 – 9.45 pm                              LLUIS COLOMA (Spain)

10.00 – 11.00 pm                          THE NYLONS (Canada)

11.15 – 00.15 am                          JUMP4JOY (Sweden)

00.15 – 2.00 am                            Jam with Borneo Jazz musicians at the Ruai Bar

SATURDAY 9th MAY

6.00 – 6.45 pm                               RIAM SCHOOL BAND (Sarawak)

7.30 – 8.30 pm                               THE DOODADDIES (Australia)

8.45 – 9.45 pm                               ANTHONY STRONG (United Kingdom)

10.00 – 11.00 pm                          MO’BLOW (Germany)

11.15 – 00.15 am                          THE DIRTY DOZEN BRASS BAND (New Orleans, USA)

00.15 – 2.00 am                            Jam with Borneo Jazz musicians at the Ruai Bar

* Programme subject to change

Venue

Parkcity Everly Hotel Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia

Map

Directions

From Miri Airport. via Jalan Miri – Bintulu/Route 1/AH150 (9.5km), Continue to Jalan Airport, Continue on Jalan Airport. Take Jalan Miri – Bintulu/Route 1/AH150 to Jalan Brighton; Reach Parkcity Everly Hotel Miri.

Tickets

Borneo Jazz Festival 2015 Ticket Prices

Tickets can be purchased online from www.ticketcharge.com.my.

Purchase your tickets from Speedy Video outlets at Boulevard, Imperial and Bintang malls in Miri, Speedy Video outlets at Plaza Merdeka and The Spring in Kuching and TicketCharge outlets in Kuala Lumpur and Penang.

Practical Tips

  • This event is solely outdoors, it’s a rain or shine event
  • Expect to sit on the ground and have fun.
  • Keep your coded wrist band intact.
  • Each wrist band is good for one person and valid for one day only.
  • Dress for a night of fun and relaxation
  • Insect repellent would be a good idea
  • Umbrella and rain coat in case it rains
  • Floor mats if you wish to enjoy the music lying down
  • For ladies, forget your high heels. Wear comfy dance shoes instead
  • Variety of food and drink counters available in a picnic atmosphere
  • Information counter, First Aid Station and public toilets are available for your convenience
  • Merchandise/CDs/Souvenirs are on sale. Don’t forget to get something for yourself.

Website/Facebook Page

http://www.jazzborneo.com/
https://www.facebook.com/visitsarawak

Phone
+6085 434 181

Fax
+6085 434 179

Email

stb@sarawaktourism.com

Organiser

Sarawak Tourism Board

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