A TOUCH OF BRAZIL AT BORNEO JAZZ 2011

KUCHING: From hot bossa nova to sambas, Cunha & Piper will be performing at the Borneo Jazz 2011 and the group will be featuring contemporary and traditional compositions that have won them fans on three continents.

Fernanda Cunha rose out of the rich Brazilian jazz scene to become a rising luminary in international jazz. She was born into a musical house and began her career in 1997 and has since toured Brazil, Europe, and North America performing at prestigious international jazz festivals. Regular appearances at jazz festivals in Canada have helped to carve out a whole new fan base for Cunha’s post-bossa groove, and now she is repaying the compliment with her new CD Brazil-Canada. Accompanying her will be Ray Piper, a composer/guitar player from Australia who has travelled to Brazil many times and is concentrating on exploring different areas of the country and their unique musical styles.  His compositions draw these styles featured in his new CD Sabor Do Rio, which features Fernanda Cunha’s bossa nova lyrics and vocals.

Borneo Jazz 2011 takes place in Miri from 12-15 May 2011. With artists hailing from every corner of the globe – India, China, Japan, France, Brazil, Holland, Australia, United States, Canada & Malaysia – Borneo Jazz 2011 is truly an international event.

Cunha & Piper will be taking the stage on Friday 13 May at the ParkCity Everly Hotel in Miri. For fans of this Brazilian group, be sure to get your tickets early to avoid disappointment.

Limited promotionaltickets are now available online at www.ticketcharge.com.my and are on sale until January 15, 2011.  These offers are on first-come-first-serve basis and will be a great opportunity especially for those who plan to spend a jazzy weekend in Miri city. So hurry up and grab this special offer!.

For further enquiries on tickets, please call TicketCharge Hotline: +603-9222 8811 or contact them at TicketCharge @ No 42A-1, Jalan Metro Pudu, Fraser Business Park, Off Jalan Yew, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Tickets will also be available at Visitors’ Information Centres in the city of Kuching, Miri and Sibu, Sarawak from March 2011 onwards.

For more details, kindly log on to www.jazzborneo.com, email [email protected] or call the Miri Visitors Information Centre at +6 085-434180 / 81.

Gsutino Basuan
Corporate Communications Unit
SARAWAKTOURISM BOARD
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