Saturday, June 4, 2011

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)


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