Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Eight international bands for Miri Jazz Festival

KUCHING: Eight international bands will showcase their music at this year’s Miri International Jazz Festival.

They include the Dirty Dozen Brass Band from New Orleans, Habana Sax from Cuba, Lluis Coloma from Spain and Son2Nos (Britain/Venezuela/Philippines), who will play a variety of upbeat jazz music.

KCP4 from India and Orak Naa Naa (Morocco and Germany) will present fusion jazz with Indian and Arabic influences while the George Washingmachine Quartet (Australia/Britain/France) will liven up the event with their modern gypsy-influenced music.

Malaysia’s David Gomes Jazz Sextet and Junji Delfino will also be performing at the festival on May 11 and 12.

Organised by the Sarawak Tourism Board (STB), the jazz extravaganza is aimed at boosting Miri’s tourism industry.

Tickets priced at RM50 for one day and RM90 for two days are now available online at

Source : STAR
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