Saturday, June 4, 2011

Happening on 1st & 2nd of July 2011, Rainforest World Music Festival Preview 2011 will be held @
Amphithetre, Taylor's University Lakeside Campus~!

It's more or less like the RWMP in Sarawak yet in a smaller scale.

Highlights of the festival:
Paddy Keenan, Ireland
Victor Valdez Trio, Mexico
Taylor's Symphony Orchestra

and other surprises!

Interested! But how?
1) Drop by at Taylor's Lakeside Campus during our roadshow on 2nd & 9th June from 9.30 am to 3 pm, 6th & 13th June from 9.30 am to 3 pm.

2) Reserve your tickets and collect them on the actual day but we need full payment in order to reserve your tickets. This can be done by bank transfer. Details of bank payment will be sent to your email personally.


Email to to reserve your ticket(s)!!

Ticket pricing?

RM30/ pax (public)
RM20/pax (Taylor's Staff & Students)

* Price inclusive of T-shirt, meal vouchers at restaurants and doof gifts!

So what are you waiting for?

An enchanting fusion of music & adventure which was happening on 10th & 11th May 2011, Borneo Jazz Festival Preview is a sneak peek for the Borneo Jazz Festival that were on 12-15th May 2011 @ Miri, Sarawak.
Yeah, Taylor's Symphony Orchestra is once again invited to perform for the opening for this preview.

Not all players of TSO were on stage due to stage limit...

Can you spot me? :P

Some other highlights of this event were the performing groups:

Les Doigts De L'Homme from France
Explosive, eclectic, and unexpected, Les Doigts de L’Homme, takes gypsy jazz further than ever before. Infusing this exciting up-tempo music with elements of swing, rock, and even punk, they are pure energy in human form. Their show is dynamic, comedic, passionate and always captivating. They meld gypsy jazz standards and their own compositions with influences of Balkan and rock, all with a close eye on the details. Les Doigts de L’Homme combine excellent musicianship, innovative creatively, and powerful showmanship, to move this popular genre into a new direction – reaching beyond the limits into a refreshing new sound. Les Doigts de L’Homme is unmistakable authentic with explosive energy perfectly mastered.

Yuichiro Tokuda's Ralyzz Dig from Japan 
Yuichiro Tokuda is an emerging star in the Japanese music scene. After studying at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, he returned to Japan to form the Yuichiro Tokuda Quintet whose first album was acclaimed as"the cutting edge of the present progressive form of jazz" in Jazz Life magazine. In 2008, Tokuda received an award as the “New Face of the Year in Art & Culture” from the Chiba-City Government, the first time ever for a jazz artist. In 2008, Tokuda changed his band’s name to Yuichiro Tokuda’s RALYZZ DIG. Last year he performed in Japan’s most prestigious jazz festival “Yokohama Jazz Promenade” as well as in numerous other smaller festivals throughout the country. Yuichiro Tokuda has released four CDs.This will be RALYZZ DIG’s premiere performance in Malaysia.

Beat of Soul from Indonesia
Beat of soul is one of a famous band in Indonesia scene because the band always opens for Indonesia artist Tompi during his concert. The vocalist is one of the famous stars in Indonesia Media part.

8am from Malaysia & Indonesia
8 AM is band of five musicians, they are from Malaysian and Indonesian. They also took part Ambon Jazz Plus Festival, Indonesia at year 2010 accompanied a Spanish singer , Sergio Camacho in the performance. The Keyboardist, Timothy Toh was played for some musical in KL Pac, Jazz Bars in Malaysia and some sessions for local artist in Malaysia. Other than that, the durmasts was Worked with Korean Pop Band Super Junior at their recent concert at Bukit Jalil.

Irma & Friends from Malaysia
Irma is a singer songwriter who's influenced mainly by Jazz and R&B musicians. She had performed in PWTC, Formula One F1 cocktail party for F1 drivers and the famous Jamiroquai. She also sang for One Buck Short as a backup vocalist. She frequently sings at Jazz clubs, and pubs around KL. Recently, she sang at the Michael Buble pocket concert. Irma will be backed up by talented musicians who has extensive performing experience around KL.

And, crowds... Haha... Spot yourself if you were there! xD

(photos & info credited to Sunny Shrestha, Serge and Borneo Jazz Festival Preview 2011 Facebook page)

Today is one of my rare Saturday free day and I am so going to blog about the musical events that happened in May.
Starting with Fresco Harmonica Charity Concert which was held on 1st May, yes Labour Day :)

Well, I don't play harmonica instead, Taylor's Symphony Orchestra was invited to become the guest player for this concert.
Hence we reached uni in the afternoon for sound check and rehearsal purposes though the concert started at 7pm.
Uh oh, got to meet JXiang, YShun, PYang, BSim, Brian and SWei in this concert...
Yeah, they were playing for Fresco Harmonica too :D
Thanks SWei in helping us in the performance.. Haha...

Harmonica is nothing new to me as I've watched their performances since I was in Form 2...
What interests me in the performance was the harmonica players don't need music stand throughout the show!
Yes, they memorised it! O_O
Still, Air Brass and other orchestra instruments players were good enough and that, there were only a member or two for certain instrument!

Next, we went for supper at Boston Sunway after show and guess what, JXiang once again overwhelmed us by his gigantic appetite!

You'll never get bored nor stop laughing if he's around xD

Thursday, June 2, 2011

May was a pretty happening month I would say.
4 events, 9 performances in a row, namely Fresco Harmonica Charity Concert, Borneo Jazz Festival Preview, Teachers' / Lecturers' Day and Pixies The Musical which I've taken part.

Okay, this would be a short post updating my friends (yeah, my bad for not being able to catch up with you all even though I do miss you all a lot!!!) about my life in recent days..
I was too busy over the examinations, rehearsals, practices and even assignments!!
Life has been kinda hectic, and stressful which my friends commented.
Relentless workload... makes me feel like screaming out loud but yeah, you know that I don't scream.
Instead, my buddies has just started their 4-months long holiday... how nice~

Anyhow, there will be a Rainforest World Music Festival Preview held in Amphitheatre, Taylor's Lakeside University on 1st & 2nd July.

Will keep you guys updated on my upcoming post..
Stay tuned if you are interested ;)

Till then, I really need a rest now before dozing off in front of my lappy! @.@