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KUCHING: Yuichiro Tokuda, an emerging star in the Japanese music scene will be making his debut in Malaysia at the Borneo Jazz 2011.

He studied at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston and returned to Japan to form the Yuichiro Tokuda Quintet whose first album was acclaimed as “the cutting edge of the present progressive form of jazz” in Jazz Life magazine. In 2008, Tokuda received an award as the “New Face of the Year in Art & Culture” from the Chiba-City Government, the first time ever for a jazz artist. In the same year, he changed his band’s name to Yuichiro Tokuda’s RALYZZ DIG. Last year he performed in Japan’s most prestigious jazz festival “Yokohama Jazz Promenade”, as well as in numerous other smaller festivals throughout the country. Yuichiro Tokuda has released four CDs.

Besides Yuichiro Tokuda, the upcoming Borneo Jazz will also see other international jazz musician like Chnha & Piper from Brazil, Les Doigts De L’Homme from France, SIU2 from Hong Kong, State of Monc from Holland, Maria Muldaur from the United States, the Grammy Award winning bluesman John Hammond of United States and not forgotten Miri born, Victor Yong and the Electric Carnival which represents Malaysia / Canada.

Borneo Jazz 2011 takes place in Miri from 12-15 May 2011. Tokuda will be taking the stage on Saturday 14 May at the ParkCity Everly Hotel in Miri. Be sure not to miss this opportunity to see an emerging star from Asia perform. So get your tickets early to avoid disappointment.

Tickets to the festival are priced at RM60 each day for adult while children between three and 12 years old are charged half price. However, limited promotional tickets are now available online at www.ticketcharge.com.my. Daily adult tickets are offered only at RM35 but this extended offer available only until March 31.  The 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, jazz fans can 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.

More details about Borneo Jazz also available online at www.jazzborneo.com, or email enquiry via [email protected] or call the Miri Visitors Information Centre at +6 085-434180 / 81.


Gustino Basuan
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