Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Borneo Jazz Festival - Swedish jazz band will be back with some enthralling additions

Swedish jazz band Jump4Joy will be back to demonstrate its Swedish-New Orleans influenced jazz style at the Borneo Jazz Festival on May 8 and 9 at ParkCity Everly Hotel in Miri.

Banking on their popularity for being nominated for the Janne Resonqvist Memorial Prize by the Scandinavian Blues Association as reward for their contributions to Swedish blues, the group hopes to enthral the audience and repeat the success of their last performance at the festival in 2013.

They will bring a repertoire that includes 60 per cent of the band’s original music with two main members, Ulf Sandstrom and Bo Gustafsson, as well as songs from their latest album ‘The Domino Effect’ which was highly influenced by jazz musician Fats Domino as well as Jamaican music, pop and rock music.

For local jazz lovers, early bird tickets are going at RM80 for a family package (two adults and two children aged seven to 12 years old), RM60 for a two-day pass for adults, RM25 for a two-day child pass and RM15 for a one-day child pass.