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Kuching, Fri : – Multiple award-winning program, Classic meets Cuba, Klazz Brothers & Cuba Percussion breathe new life into concert halls all over the world. Classics of musical history are revived through witty arrangements in an astonishing guise of sounds; seducing the audience into a world of passion and contagious Cuban joy of living.

With their distinct and unique sound, the ensemble’s unconventional musical language unveils refreshing insight into the works of Bach, Mozart, Paganini or Brahms; uniting the classical European music tradition with swing, merengue or AfroCuban jazz in a truly unique way.

The various classical themes, brilliantly arranged as salsa, bolero or chachacha are characterized by rhythmic as well as melodic diversity with abundant space for improvisation.  Music lovers of all generations and genres including: jazz, salsa and classical, have been fascinated by the Klazz Brothers & Cuba Percussion’s experience.

The Klazz Brothers, also known as the “masters of classical crossover”, sold more than 500,000 albums worldwide and received the Echo KlassikandJazz Award twice within the last years. The Klazz Brothers were also nominated for a Grammy for their albums: Classic meets Cuba, Jazz meets Cuba, and Mozart meets Cuba. Their music can be heard in Hollywood blockbusters like “Collateral” with Tom Cruise or “Hitch” starring Will Smith. Other programs include: “Symphonic Salsa” (performed with a large symphony orchestra), “Messiah Superstar” (with choir, big band and soloists) as well as “Chopin Lounge” (as a trio). The Klazz Brothers has been reaching, and continue to reach and inspire, a steadily growing audience for more than 13 years.

Besides Klazz Brothers, the seven confirmed bands are the Raw Earth from Singapore, API from Malaysia/India, O Sister! from Spain, Funkatorie from Malaysia, Yuichiro Tokuda from Japan, Manou Gallo Groove Orchestra from Ivory Coast/Belgium and the Rad Trads from New York, USA.

Special tickets promotion for Borneo Jazz will be available at the Miri Country Music Festival on Saturday, February 27 at ParkCity Everly Hotel. For purchase of three tickets, the festival goers will be entitled for one free ticket.

Early bird price for a one-day entrance ticket is at RM 60.00 for an adult and RM30.00 for children age 7-12 years old while the two-day entrance is priced at RM 100.00 for an adult and RM 40.00 for a child. The last day to purchase Early Bird tickets via online will be on February 29.

Family package of 2 adults and 2 children is also available at RM120.00 and purchases can be made online via the festival website at www.jazzborneo.com

The two-day annual festival of Jazz music will be from Friday, May 13 till Saturday, May 14 at the ParkCity Everly Hotel in Miri and will be featuring some top line ups rendering a wide range of world-wide jazz genre.

Pictures show Klazz Brothers & Cuba Percussion
Photo credit to ©MirkoJoergKellner

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