Let's Jazz-Hopping Outdoor
The Square (7pm onwards)
:Theatrical, flamboyant, humorous, and passionate musical entertainers inspired by Broadway, Fazz brings forth a good blend of theatrical comedy, vaudeville, cabaret, rock & roll, and even jazz, with a unique persona on stage. Bagging tour experiences in regions of Japan, South Korea, and Singapore with lively exchange of music & Malaysian culture in festivals and live houses; Fazz delivers entertainment through story-telling, fusing theatrical stagecraft with modern-day poetry.
:NewSound is one of the most exciting young jazz fusion bands to come out of Asia. Led by Malaysian jazz pianist John Dip Silas, the band features an array of worldwide talents with the likes of Hor Chee Seng on guitar, Icco Elnoel on bass, Terrence Ling on drums, Hiroyuki Yagi on soprano saxophone, and Scott Murphy on tenor saxophone. The band seeks to bring a "new sound" to music and perform a big variety of their own original compositions and arrangements. Their music is of a high calibre of jazz music so their shows do not disappoint. Come on out and watch them for a performance filled with entertaining and soulful music and a great atmosphere!
::Barry Likumahuwa (Indonesia)
:Barry Likumahuwa is a talented young bassist owned by Indonesia, with his jazz funk flow. In Protected content released his first solo album Good Spell and in Protected content and BLP (Barry Likumahuwa Project) released their second album Synergy Generation . Synergy Generation album is ranked 9th in 20 best album Protected content to Rolling Stone Indonesia magazine . Then in February Protected content released their second album titled Innerlight , the album collaborated with a row of great Indonesian singers including Indra Aziz , Soulmate, Bayu Risa , Bubu Giri, Ivan Saba & Glenn Fredly . Innerlight album itself had occupied the position of the top 1 download iTunes Indonesia in the first week of the album was released.
::Shock and Awe! - Nicholas Boulokos(USA), Teriver Cheung (HK), Scott Dodd (AUS) and John Thomas (MY)
:They recently toured Hong Kong and South China and have recently wrapped up production of their debut record, due to be released mid August.
Black Box (8pm onwards)
: Muhammad Nazrin is a guitarist/arranger from Kuala Lumpur who is known for his work as sideman for singers of various styles in the local scene. Known for his bluesy & R&B flavour, Nazrin also enjoys playing Malay traditional music and dabbles in jazz when the opportunity presents itself. Classically trained during his youth, he taught himself how to play the guitar before he enrolled for classical guitar lessons when he was 11 years old, later graduated from ASWARA with Bachelor of Music (Arranging/Composition). Nazrin’s latest project is a trio playing contemporary music. In this new found project, he tries to draw from his influences not only from blues and jazz, but alternative rock, pop,Malay music and classical as well. With guitar, bass and drums, he’s looking forward to share with KL audience his love for music. Nazrin’s musical influences come from R&B style guitarist in the likes of Paul Jackson Jr., Erick Walls, Jairus Mozee and Eric Krasno, as well as players with distinct/experimental sounds Bill Frisell,Nels Cline,Marc Ribot,not forgetting jazz giants Wes Montgomery, Grant Green and Joe Pass.
::Travis Tan Experiment
:Aspiring bass player Travis Tan will be performing with his experimental band featuring Aina Abdul on vocals, Afiq Aiman on keys, Dean Sim on guitar, and Derrick Seow on drums. This multi-genre experimental music ensemble will be bringing their own take on jazz mixed with contemporary pop music.
:Diandra Arjunaidi picked up music at a very young age, seen in home videos of her singing to the likes of Boyz2Men at the tender age of five. She eventually picked up the guitar at the age of 15 and began writing songs as a past time. Having graduated with a diploma in Performance & Media from Sunway University, Diandra had always known that her career would go down the creative path. It was in November of ‘09 that she was founded through the power of social media and billed for her first gig and she has done music full time ever since. Since kick-starting her singer-songwriter career, she has accomplished a good amount of success for someone her age.Her first few gigs showed her playing esteemed venues such as No Black Tie and Laundry Bar alongside other notable and prominent names in the industry. In Protected content , she debuted her first self-titled album, which featured her chart topping single Angkasa. Having started off mostly singing in English, she now sings both in English and Malay. Influence-wise, she names Indonesian singers such as Raisa, Andira and Kunto Aji as her favourites, as well as Amy Winehouse. Finding comfort in singing light infectious tunes, Diandra says her music is everything ranging from heart-wrenching to uplifting and all in all, relatable.
The Bee (8pm onwards)
::The Eee Jeng Trio
:The Ee Jeng Trio has been doing the local jazz circuit for 8 years and are one of the few local jazz acts to employ originals in their repertoire. Made up of some of the best jazz musicians in the country; we have John Thomas on drums, Daniel Foong on bass and of course the man himself Ee Jeng on keys.
::The Sudu Garp Trio
:The Sudu Garp Trio is Kevin Theseira on bass, Ee Jeng on keys and Zalila Lee on percussion. Just three music fans from different backgrounds coming together for the love of music and a night of swing jazz.
The Social (12am onwards)
::Publika Jazz All Stars Jamming Session