Sarawak’s Star Violinist Nisa Addina At Borneo Jazz

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KUCHING, Wednesday –Sarawak-born award winning violinist Nisa Addina and her band Fluoroscent Collective will share the Borneo Jazz stage with renowned international artistes including Japan’s Osaka Monaurail and Canada’s Laila Biali, this May 12 to 13 at ParkCity Everly, Miri. Making headlines at the young age of 14, Nisa won three gold awards at the World Championships of Performing Arts (WCOPA) in Hollywood in 2011 and the Anugerah Juara Lagu...

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Music Business Networking Session At Borneo Jazz

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KUCHING, Friday  – Borneo Jazz will organise, for the first time, a Networking Session entitled “Jazz & Money, Do They Mix?” on Saturday, May 13 from 2.00pm, at the Ruai Bar at ParkCity Everly Hotel. This inaugural session will be conducted by veteran international music producer, Patrick Lee-Thorp. It provides a platform for aspiring professional Jazz musicians to ask a seasoned expert on the reality of pursuing music as a career, focusing...

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Freedom To Be Blue: DELGRES In Borneo Jazz

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KUCHING, Saturday – The three-man band Delgres from Guadeloupe and France will be performing their Blues at Borneo Jazz on May 12 to 13 at ParkCity Everly, Miri. A child of Caribbean heritage born and raised in France, Pascal Danae discovered his love of Blues in his ancestral home of Guadeloupe, and in the painful but meaningful history behind the conception of the Blues genre. Originating in Louisiana, United States during a turbulent time of...

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Got A Yearning For Free Music Lessons?

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KUCHING, Tuesday – The Borneo Jazz “Outreach Programme,” a free music learning session, is back by popular demand and will be held over the festival weekend at ParkCity Everly Hotel, Miri. The Programme is held on the Borneo Jazz festival days and provides aspiring musicians with teaching sessions led by professional performers, some of them veterans in mentoring the younger generation. On Friday, May 12, the class called “Make Me Hip” teaches ...

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MICHAEL VEERAPEN: ARTISTE, MENTOR, STUDENT

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KUCHING, Friday – Michael Veerapen, an acclaimed Malaysian Jazz musician, will be performing with the Michael Simon’s Asian Connection at the Borneo Jazz Festival on May 12 to 13, at ParkCity Everly in Miri. Veerapen is well-known in the Malaysian Jazz scene since his time in funk-fusion band Asia Beat with Lewis Pragasam and has established his place as a Jazz pianist, producer, record studio head and mentor, now with a new title to his name:...

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Japan’s Osaka Monaurail In Borneo Jazz

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KUCHING, Monday – Japanese Jazz veterans, Osaka Monaurail will be performing their ‘superheavy funk’ Jazz at Borneo Jazz in May 13 to 14 at ParkCity Everly, Miri. From their humble beginnings in Osaka University in 1992, Osaka Monaurail has gone from a large band of over 20 musicians, to a 10 person Jazz machine, collaborating with soul/funk legend Marva Whitney, one of James Brown’s original Funky Divas, and producing two albums, three European...

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