Thursday, April 21, 2011

Dutch sextet to perform at Borneo Jazz 2011 in Miri

KUCHING: State of Monc will be one of 10 acts featured at Borneo Jazz 2011 at Parkcity Everly Hotel, Miri from May 12-15. The Dutch sextet will perform on the main stage on May 14.

From the beautiful country of Holland, State of Monc creates an undeniable compelling vision of where jazz is going.

At the cutting edge of pumping dance, complex break-beats and more traditional jazz, the band built around Arthur Flink and Hielke Praagman spins a unique, new sound that ushers in a new era of its own.

A press release said State Of Monc has put the Netherlands firmly on the map of the future of jazz.

Within the last few years, the group has sold out at top clubs, rocked major festivals, and built a loyal audience internationally.

As children of the dance age trained in traditional jazz, State of Monc fuses a slick electronic sound with pure jazz on acoustic instruments with an almost deceptive ease.

State of Monc has a musical story to tell, which they do with amazing drive and variation, all the while toying with the balance between electronics, brass and acoustic bass and percussion.

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