This year, I felt honored again as I’m given the task to lead a group of Miri based bloggers under the umbrella of Sarawak Bloggers. We’re going to cover the annual international level event – Borneo Jazz Festival 2013 who’s the main organizer – Sarawak Tourism Board.
You can check out on my previous post on this event since year 2011 here.
From my perspective, Borneo Jazz Festival offers contemporary selection of jazz music. In other word, it caters all types of jazz fans. No wonder the festival itself dubbed as the most prestigious jazz event in Malaysia (some say – in the world!). This year, jazz fans are going to be entertained by 8 international and award winning performers.
For a start, let me introduce the first group.
The Nylons are from Canada that consists of four member capela group which has won seven gold and platinum records to their credit. They have performed in dozen of tours worldwide and do you believe that their recordings also been played to the astronauts’ on the NASA Space Shuttle?
How cool is that?!!!
Mo’Blow from Berlin, Germany prefers to be known as an energetic spicy groovy funk group. They have a string of awards to their name, among them the Winner of Berliner Jazz & Blues Award 2008, Winner of Future Sounds Award 2011, Winner of “Jazz am see” Award for best concert of 2011 and Winner of Jazz Rock TV Miles Award for Cool and Groovy New Jazz.
Mo’Blow is calling their show at Borneo Jazz in Sarawak the “Gimme the Boots” release concert.
Lisa Young Quartet is well known to Jazz and World Music listeners as an ensemble of creative improvisers incorporating Indian and African elements in their work. Lisa specializes in ‘konnakol’ – South Indian vocal percussion, renowned as an exceptionally creative vocal stylist and improviser. The result is unusual and extremely appealing compositions.
Their new album The Eternal Pulse received a nomination in the ‘BELL AWARDS’ finals, for ‘Best Australian Jazz Vocal Album 2012, the same award which won her Best Australian Jazz Vocal Album 2007 for her album ‘Grace’ in 2007.
I can’t wait to see Lisa in action!!
So there you have it but wait this is just the beginning entry of the Borneo Jazz Festival pre-event post. More will be coming soon so I hope you could bookmark or subscribe my website.
Those of you who have not purchase any ticket to the event yet, please do so to avoid disappointment. Tickets are priced at RM60 per day and RM100 for 2 days for adult and RM30 and RM50 for 2 days per child aged between 3 and 12 and can be purchased online at www.jazzborneo.com.
Note: Photos credited to Sarawak Tourism Board.