SPAIN’S O SISTER To Add Excitement To Borneo Jazz

Kuching, Sunday: – O Sister!, the multi-talented jazz trio band from Spain will be in Miri for the Borneo Jazz Festival to be staged on May 13 and 14.

The Boswell Sisters, made up of three singers, a guitarist and drummer brings harmony, rhythm and vocal resources paying tribute to the North American popular music from the 1920s and 30s, and in particular, to the golden ages of “Dixie” and “Swing”.

The band has released three albums under the label Discóbolo: “Crazy People”, “Shout Sister!”, and “Spooky Sessions”; all of which were recorded and mixed at Jordi Gil’s Sputnik studio in Seville, Spain.

The band has always wanted to be faithful to the way early jazz was captured recording process has always been carried out strictly live.

On these albums, the ensemble has enjoyed the contributions of excellent musicians such as pianist Ángel Andrés Muñoz (a regular collaborator), clarinet player Juli Aymí, trumpet player Dani Cano or manouche guitarist Paul Laborda, among many others.

The band focused mainly on two lines of work, researching a relatively unknown repertoire from the early stages of jazz, of great interest both for its melodic qualities and for its lyrics and arranging with vocal harmonies the “standard” songs and classics from the Golden Age of Swing which cannot be found in three voice-part versions on recordings.

But none of this work would make sense without offering this music in live performance, the way it took place back in the 30s, in theatres, clubs, or even in the street.

With O Sister! updating that style and brings it to wider audiences, not only to the usual jazz connoisseur, recuperating an open, spontaneous, direct and fun way of understanding the musical experience; so necessary nowadays, when the social situation too easily reminds us of life during the famous Great Depression.

Marking its 11th year, Borneo Jazz has grown steadily since it’s first edition in 2006, from 3,000 spectators to nearly 8,000 in the last year.

This growing audience is a reflection of the success of the festival and its appeal to jazz enthusiast in Malaysia and in and around the region.

Festival tickets are now available online at and fast update on festival’s information can be surf through the Twitter account @SarawakTravel or Facebook at Sarawak Travel.

The early bird ticket sales is available now until February 29 with family package of two adults and two children (7 -12 years old) priced at RM120.00, RM60.00 for an adult one-day pass and RM30.00 for a child’s one-day pass.

Organized by Sarawak Tourism Board and supported by the Ministry of Tourism and Culture Malaysia and Ministry of Tourism Sarawak the festival is endorsed by Tourism Malaysia.

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