Friday, May 13, 2011

Kota Kinabalu Jazz Festival returns bigger and better

KOTA KINABALU: The Kota Kinabalu Jazz Festival (KKJF) returns bigger and better than ever.

KKJF is an annual fund raising extravaganza organized by the Rotary Club of Kota Kinabalu (RCKK) and the Society of Performing Arts Kota Kinabalu Sabah (SPArKS).

Staged in the picturesque nature resort city of Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, the jazz festival brings together a musical melting pot of talents from around the world.

KKJF recorded a crowd of over 2000 people during the two -night performance in 2010. The 5th edition of KK Jazz Festival in 2011 promises to be another ground-breaking experience not to be missed by lovers of all things jazz.

One of the striking differences about KK Jazz Festival is its lineup of artists, which includes international names and talented Sabahan bands and singers. Acknowledging the immense musical gifts of the people from the Land Below the Wind, KKJF also serves as an ideal stage for showcasing local artist.

The KKJF is widely regarded as a signature highlight in Sabah’s annual calendar of events, and is also a key component of the Kota Kinabalu Arts Festival.

The KKJF consists of several other events apart from the main stage performances such as Sabah Jazz talent Search, Fringe shows and Workshops – all perfectly tying in to the lead-up to the KKJF.

On the first night during the festival, the crowd will be entertained by Momain Blues, Elixir Trio (both from Kota Kinabalu), Spice of Tones (Labuan), WVC Trio (Kuala Lumpur) and Lucky (a singer from Indonesia).

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