Content by tag "Malaysia"

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Borneo Jazz Festival 2018

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Borneo Jazz Festival
Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia
May 11-13, 2018

When May arrives, jazz fans in South East Asia know it is time for the Borneo Jazz Festival. It has been presented since 2006 in Miri, the second biggest city of Sarawak, one of the two Malaysian states on the island ...

ARTICLE: WHAT IS JAZZ?

Penang House Of Music: Shining Light On Penang's Jazz/Indigenous Music Heritage

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In the heart of downtown Georgetown, Penang, on the top floor of KOMTAR, a typically bustling Malaysian shopping mall, an oasis of calm can be found in Penang House of Music. Calm, but stimulating too, for PHOM is a museum-cum archive celebrating Penang's rich and varied musical heritage, including the island's long-standing, ever-evolving relationship with jazz. ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Penang Island Jazz Festival 2016

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12 + 1 Penang Island Jazz Festival
Bayview Beach Resort/Various Venues
jny: Penang, Malaysia
December 1-4, 2016

A tongue-in-cheek marketing ploy, or fear of inviting disaster? The Malaysians are doubtless no more or no less suspicious than folk in most places, but the organizers of the 12th + 1 Penang Island ...

ARTICLE: BOOK REVIEWS

Just For The Love of It: Popular Music In Penang, 1930s-1960s

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Just For The Love Of It: Popular Music In Penang, 1930s-1960s
Paul Augustin & James Lochhead
222 Pages
ISBN: 978-967-0630-64-9
Strategic Information and Research Development Centre
2015

The story of popular music in Penang--the Malaysian island by the Straits of Malacca--from the 1930s to the 1960s is--as co-authors ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Penang Island Jazz Festival 2014

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Penang Island Jazz Festival
Bayview Beach Resort
Malaysia
December 4-7, 2014

It was business as usual at the Penang Island Jazz Festival 2014, following the tenth anniversary celebrations of the previous year. That milestone was no small feat for Festival Director Paul Augustin, business partner Chin Choo Yeun and their ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Richard Bona Headlines Penang Island Jazz Festival, December 4-7, 2014

Richard Bona Headlines Penang Island Jazz Festival, December 4-7, 2014

The Penang Island Jazz Festival embarks on it second decade from the December, 4-7 2014. The first ten years have cemented the PIJF’s standing as one of the very best music festivals in Asia and the 11th edition at the Bayview Beach Resort is set to carry on that tradition with an eclectic and exciting line-up ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Penang Island Jazz Festival Celebrates 10 Years With Great Line-up

Penang Island Jazz Festival Celebrates 10 Years With Great Line-up

It’s celebration time for the Penang Island Jazz Festival as it celebrates its 10th anniversary from December 5-8 with an exciting line-up of local and international jazz acts. There’s a little of something for just about everyone at The Bayview Beach Resort Gardens in Batu Ferringhi – home to the PIJF since its first edition back ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Paul Augustin: Putting Penang On The Jazz Map

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Most jazz festival directors would agree that survival is the name of the game in the first years. Unless a festival has the financial backing of a major sponsor it can be a knife edge existence attempting to rustle up private sponsorship and the kind of good will that is required in abundance to meet the ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Todd Gordon To Join Forces With Christy Smith At Kuala Lumpur Jazz Festival

Todd Gordon To Join Forces With Christy Smith At Kuala Lumpur Jazz Festival

Todd Gordon will perform his acclaimed “Todd Gordon Sings The Sinatra Songbook" with none other than Jazz Legend/composer/Bassist and Radio presenter Christy Smith (touring with symphony orchestras and big bands around the world, appeared with Stevie Wonder, Sarah Vaughan, Billy Higgins, Don Cherry, Ed Blackwell, Charlie Haden, Alphonse Mouzon, Eddie Harris and Harold Land amongst many others). Also in the quartet ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Todd Gordon To Perform In Award Winning Kuala Lumpur Jazz Festival

Todd Gordon To Perform In Award Winning Kuala Lumpur Jazz Festival

Todd Gordon will be one of the featured international guest stars in the following edition of the award winning Kuala Lumpur International Jazz Festival, 2nd Edition, 14th September. The KL International Jazz Festival aims to present performances by acclaimed international jazz stars and the best local talents! A world class jazz festival where contemporary jazz, smooth jazz, straight ahead jazz, ...