Wednesday, January 30, 2008
On 15th March 2008, Kuala Lumpur will act as the musical centre stage in an impressive world-class event that brings together a collection of renowned artists and musicians from around the world, all performing in one venue. The inaugural event will be a 1-day festival, with 26 live performances spread out over 4 different stages, cramped into a 12-hour programme of continuous music, all for just RM200 per ticket (1 ticket price only). With a tagline ‘The Fun Starts Here’, Sunburst KL is the most exciting event to hit the Malaysian music scene! Featuring live performances by some of the world’s biggest names in music, Sunburst KL will showcase a diverse range of music from the sounds of Rock, Jazz, R&B and Hip-Hop. With internationally renowned names such as Incubus, John Legend, The Roots and Incognito sharing the stage with Search, Gigi, Tompi, Gerhana Ska Cinta, Joe Flizzow, Atilia and many more local and regional acts, Sunburst KL is a musical explosion that should not be missed. The festival will be held at the Polo Pavilion, Bukit Kiara Equestrian & Country Resort, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Doors open at 2:00pm. Full Artists Line Up: Incubus . John Legend . The Roots . George Clinton + Parliament Funkadelic . Incognito . Raul Midon . Search . Gigi . Tompi . Pop Shuvit . Joe Flizzow . Atilia . Gerhana Ska Cinta . Estranged . Tempered Mental . Hujan . Meet Uncle Hussain . Y2K . Reza Salleh . Najwa . One Buck Short . Love Me Butch . Bitter SweetTubby * Early Birds Promo: 30% off normal ticket price until 3rd February ie RM 140 only. To mark the last day of the Early Birds promo, catch Najwa, Reza Salleh & Hujan live at Pavilion shopping centre on Sunday 3rd Feb @ 4pm.
Monday, January 28, 2008
Saturday, January 26, 2008
You are invited to the launch of 'Discolicious' Thursday in celebration of eve of Wilayah Day and boogie down in this spanking new venue Heritage Mansion... strictly reservation and guestlist.
Get your groove on cuz Disco's back.. Mansion style!
Juicy Disco House influenced by Hed Kandi, Defected in the House & more fused with the Original Salsoul, Studio54 NYC & Disco from the 70s (Classics). Then and now.
Every Thursday's 10pm onwards feat the delicious DJs on rotation:
Bernie . Ali B (Australia) . JD . HM resident Garry T . More to be announced.
We're digging out our old dusty & rare collections to bring you on an entertaining & educational musical journey from the 70s to now. Platform shoes, Funky clothes, Retro chic, Foxy Hairdo's.
Tell your friends about this, post it to your profile and send it to your groovy friends. RSVP via calling Fadzillah at 03-26946460. If you miss the launch, don't worry, we're still on the next week.
No cover charge, just be disco.
Thursday, January 24, 2008
Live at Dewan Filharmonik PETRONAS. 3 - 5 March 2008.
Grammy and Emmy award winner, Harry Connick, Jr. returns to Dewan Filharmonik PETRONAS for three nights performing music from his latest album, Oh My NoLa and other Big Band favourites.Ticket prices: RM 240 & RM 300
Tickets on sale from 18 January 2008. Priority booking for DFP subscribers from 3 January 2008.
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Wednesday, January 23, 2008
The Mosaic Music Festival Singapore is back this March! It will be another round of exciting offerings in jazz, world music, soul, electroclash, hip-hop and more, with international superstars, established homegrown and regional artists and up-and-coming musicians presenting 10 full days of fantastic music in a variety of venues - the headlining Concert Hall, the night-lifers' Heineken Music Club, the intimate Mosaic Studio, the chill-out Living Room and the free-for-all Nokia Powerhouse and Nokia Music Station.
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04 & 05 April 2008 (Friday & Saturday) , 7pm, Genting International Showroom
Daily Pass : RM 100 (One Day) RM 150 (Two Days)
Jazz enthusiasts must not miss the return of the spectacular jazz festival which will be held for two consecutive nights in Genting Highlands this April. To date, a total of 10 jazz bands from various countries are set to perform. The jazz festival aims to keep the audience on their toes with each band going on stage with a completely different style from the previous, while showcasing the various jazz genres from as many different cultures as possible.
From Malaysia, we have jUnKoFuNc, the masters of making magic with jazz. Ben Belinga has many renown hits but just mention "Lambada" and you know he has a winner under his belt with 15 million hits sold. From Down Under, we have Diamond Dave and The Doodaddies to proof the roots of the blues are strong and far reaching. Hamilton de Holanda's flawless playing is very much Brazilian, though in a contemporary way. As for Salsa Celtica, with four albums released to date, they have taken Europe and many countries by storm!
Key Elements from Singapore has performed in various prestigious venues, and also to many renown dignitaries and high profile figures, including Singapore's President S.R Nathan and Minister Mentor Lee Kwan Yew. Meet Tangora, a fine looking lady, a great voice of Jazz and music of the sun. Also don't forget to look out for Schalk Joubert and his entourage, as well as the band Tighten Up! Jazz Jamaica.
Hamilton De Holanda (Brazil) - Classy quintet led by one of the most virtuostic mandolin player of today. Ben's Belinga Quartet (Cameroon) - Afro-soul jazz with saxophonist Ben – a mixture of music from the West Indies. Neander's Jazz Band (Denmark) - A sextet with a great sense of humour in New Orleans style. Salsa Celtica (Scotland) - Dynamic big band with an eclectic mix of latin salsa with a Celtic groove. Tangora (France, Trinidad) - Caressing female vocals backed by breathtaking jazz sextet. jUnKoFuNc (Malaysia) - A cross section of some of the best jazz musicians of Malaysia led by Albert Sirimal. Schalk Joubert and The Three Continents Sextet (Sweden, Norway, Australia, Spain, Africa) - Rhythms from Africa and harmonies from Europe – a heady mixture. Diamond Dave And The Doodaddies (Australia) - Chicago-styled rootsy blues, very much tongue-in-cheek. Key Elements (Singapore) - Sweet a capella jazz standards plus a mix of popular Mandarin songs Tighten Up! Jazz Jamaica with special guest Myrna Hague (UK, Jamaica, Nigeria) - A joyful mix of jazz standards, ska, reggae and Jamaican songs from this exhilarating dance band
Take advantage of the Early Bird discounts now and book fast to avoid disappointment!
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Tuesday, January 22, 2008
21 & 22 March 2008 (Friday & Saturday), 8pm, Arena of Stars. The Here & Now tours are one of the most successful and high profile of all the 80s' tours. So far, there had been 5 UK tours as well as tours in Australia, Japan and Europe. Now, the tour stops over to Genting Highlands, bringing to you a line-up of evergreen artistes who include Bananarama, Paul Young, Johnny Hates Jazz and Limahl who will have the audience rocking in Arena of Stars. Bananarama's infectious 'Love In The First Degree' never fails to get the audience tapping on their feet when they perform this hit. Paul Young's signature title 'Everytime You Go Away' coupled with his soulful voice has made him one of the most respected British singers of all time. As for Johnny Hates Jazz, the group vaulted to international stardom following the release of their single 'Shattered Dreams' and there had more success following that. Limahl's 'Never Ending Story' which was also the theme song for the movie of the same name will surely bring back memories of the movie many audiences in their 30s would have watched in their young days. These icons of the 80s show no signs of waning and it is a concert that will vow the crowd with their highlights from a broad repertoire. Expect a non-stop belting of hits, with one artiste performing immediately after the other. Don't miss this 80s pop extravaganza, whereby you'll get a chance to also party with invited deejays till 3am! Book fast to avoid disappointment! For more information on tickets, click the post title.
Sunday, January 20, 2008
Saturday, February 23, 2008. 7pm, Stadium Merdeka
RM 398 numbered seats, RM348 numbered seats, RM238 free seating, RM168 rock zone, RM198 free seating, RM98 free seating.
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Tuesday, January 15, 2008
"Bringing the World to Indonesia" has always been the Jakarta International Java Jazz Festival’s mission. It is a mission which has successfully distributed not only positive energy, but also optimism for PT Java Festival Production, the organizer of the world-class event. Over the years, names such as Chaka Khan, Jamie Cullum, Sergio Mendes, John Scofield, Ron Carter, Sadao Watanabe, and hundreds of other musicians have succeeded in making the public’s eye pop out of its socket.
Without a single doubt, these musicians have created humongous wave of vibrations throughout Jakarta with their own distinct musical skills. The former three successes of the Jakarta International Java Jazz Festival, which received the full support of the Jakarta Provincial Government, State Ministry of Tourism and Culture and embassies, have encouraged the international world to eradicate any form of doubt and turn its attention to this country. World-class performances and forms of entertainment took over Jakarta, providing incessant and various choices for the audience to enjoy.
The Jakarta International Java Jazz Festival directly supports the capital city’s tourism and culture program, “Enjoy Jakarta” and “Visit Indonesia Year 2008”. On 7, 8 and 9 March 2008, PT Java Festival Production, with the support of the Provincial Government of Jakarta and the State Ministry Office of Tourism, Art and Culture, and also the sponsors, has declared that it will once more hold the “Dji Sam Soe Super Premium Jakarta International Java Jazz Festival 2008.” The event, in its fourth year, will once more present world-class music performances in multiple stages spread all over the Jakarta Convention Centre area.
Confirmed Line Up for 2008
Atilia . Bobby Caldwell . Brian Simpson . Chico & The Gipsies . D-Sound . Dhafer Youssef . Earth Wind & Fire Experience featuring Al McKay All Stars . Eric Darius . Everette Harp . Gabriel Grossi . Gary Anthony . George Clinton . Greg Adams . Gregg Karukas . Harvey Mason . Incognito . James Ingram . Jeff Kashiwa . Jeff Lorber . Jody Watley . Joe Sample & The Crusaders . Julien Wilson Trio . Katalyst . Kazumi Watanabe . Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds . Kristin Berardi & Mike Nock Trio . Kurt Elling . Lee Ritenour . Lenny Castro . Logic . Marc Antoine . Matt Bianco . Maysa Leak . Megan Bowman . Michael Paulo . Mike Nock Trio . Najee . Omar Sosa . Raul Midon . Ray Parker Jr. . Renee Olstead . Ron King All Stars Big Band . Sara Gazarek . Steve Oliver . Terumasa Hino . Tetsuo Sakurai . The Manhattan Transfer . Tineke Postma . Tony Monaco . West Coast All Stars
Tickets to the event are available through tickets boxes in Jakarta and other cities. Also available through online purchase at www.javajazzfestival.com/2008/online_order.php
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Friday, January 11, 2008
Get ready for Sheila's charity concert at Plenary Hall, Kuala Lumpur Convention Center on 1 & 2 Feb, brought to you by the National Heart Institute.
Tickets are priced at RM150, RM200, RM250, RM280 and RM350.
Lend a hand for this good cause and contact 03-26178200 or 03-41498600 for more details.
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