Sunday, January 25, 2015

Borneo Jazz Festival 2015


Borneo Jazz Festival 2015 will be held from 8-9 May at the ParkCity Everly Hotel in Miri, Sarawak and this is also the 10th year the festival is being held here and is one of the pioneer Jazz Festivals in Southeast Asia.

Having brought in numerous world renown jazz artist and performers, the Borneo International Jazz Festival is always out to surprise audiences with local and international artist. Jazz lovers should not miss this opportunity as for the 10th anniversary of the BIJF, there should be something special lined up for visitors.

The Borneo International Jazz Festival 2015 in Sarawak also promises visitors two days of exciting jazz played by various performers where four acts are done on each night. After party jam sessions are also performed at the hotel's lounge bar where performers get together and just play it out.

For the younger generation, the organizers have included a DJ session after each night of the festival where locals and foreigners can party away till the wee hours of the morning.

Other things to look out for during the BIJF 2015 is the unique Sarawakian craft bazaar which always impresses the visitors with the beautiful collections of traditional art and craft. A food and drinks bazaar is also set up at the venue for the hungry visitors where selections range from local to international cuisines. Beer and soft drinks are sold at reasonable prices too.

The Borneo International Jazz Festival 2015 attracts mostly jazz lovers from around the region and a number of expatriates from across the border, namely from Brunei, Sabah, Singapore and Indonesia.

Opening of the Borneo Jazz Music Festival

The festival always opens with a local school marching brass band which plays some jazz numbers at about 6.00pm before the main acts take stage. This also takes place in the evening before the sun sets by the sea in the back. Last years Borneo Jazz 2014 saw the Chung Hua Marching Brass Band open the festival followed by local Malaysian artist Diana Liu and her band which was well received.

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