Wednesday, January 24, 2007

World-class musicians set to 'jazz up' the stage in Miri

By George Francis

MIRI - The Miri International Jazz Festival on May 11-12 this year will showcase six world-class bands, expecting to rope in at least 4,000 participants around the region and jazz clubbers from around the world.

The exhilarating Dirty Dozen Brass Band from New Orleans, US one of the new comers to this second series of the festival, is a brass band from New Orleans where jazz music was first born.

"We're bringing in all the different countries for varieties of styles, carrying the same concept similar to last year," said Gracie Geikie, CEO of Sarawak Tourism Board, the festival organiser.

Among the jazz groups who will be performing at this year's festival are Lluis Coloma from Spain Habana Sax from Cuba - a quintet with the fiercely energetic Afro-Cuban, Caribbean, Brazilian and Latin jazz rhythms.

Other world class jazz musicians who will also make an appearance are KCP4 from India and Germany, George Washingmachine Quartet from Australia and Orak Naa Naa from Morocco and Germany.

Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin

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