Saturday, October 13, 2007

Penang Island Jazz Festival 2007 – 4th Edition

The Penang Island Jazz Festival is back with its 4th Edition this year with a line up of Local and International Musicians performing on its Main Stage at the Gardens of the Bayview Beach Resort, Batu Ferringhi on 1st and 2nd of December 2007 (Saturday & Sunday). There will be 6 acts featured per night.
In conjunction with Visit Malaysia Year 2007, the Penang Island Jazz Festival 2007 is among one of the major tourism events for Penang – “The Pearl of the Orient”, and is supported and endorsed by Tourism Malaysia, the Penang State Government and the Penang Tourism Action Council.
The Festival is presented by Mercedes-Benz, with ASTRO, Lite FM, Rhythm MP and Bayview Beach Resort as our Partners, and Supported by the Australian High Commission & Viva Musica, Embassy of the Czech Republic – Kuala Lumpur, Starbucks Coffee, Heineken, AmBANK, Areca Center of Performing Arts, Goethe Institut Kuala Lumpur, The Guitar Store, AER, Tropical Spice Garden, InterGlobal Music and Alliance Francaise de Penang.
This year’s MAIN STAGE Performers include Jose Thomas & Groove Unction (Malaysia), Leonard Tan & BeanSproutz (Malaysia), Paul Ponnudurai (Malaysia), The Idea of North (Australia), Anke Helfrich Trio (Germany), Possicobilities (China), Nah Youn Sun (Korea), John Goldie (UK), Louis Soliano Quartet (Singapore), Bangkok Connection (Thailand), Bob Aves Jazz Group Featuring Grace Nono (Philippines).
Supporting Activities for The Festival begins from the 29th of November to 2nd December 2007 and include:
- The Jimmy Boyle Young Talent Jazz Competition Finals, 29th November 2007 at the Bayview Beach Resort (Free Entrance). The Winner of the Competition will be given the honour to open one of the nights of the Main Stage Performance Programmes.
- The Penang Island Jazz Festival 2007 Gala Dinner, on Friday, 30th November 2007 at the Bayview Beach Resort Grand Ballroom (Entrance by Purchase of Gala Dinner Ticket at RM100 per ticket). Co-Hosted by the International Women’s Association (IWA), Penang, part of the proceeds from the sale of the Dinner Tickets will be donated to Charity supported by IWA. Performers for the Gala Dinner include James Boyle & The Ragged Tigers, John Goldie and Louis Soliano Quartet.
- The Experimental Fringe Stage Performances, 3.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m., from 30th November to 2nd December 2007 at the Lobby Lounge of the Bayview Beach Resort. Performers for the Fringe Stage include Cheong & Friends, James Boyle & The Ragged Tigers, Evening Breeze, Elvira & Friends and the Areca Jazz Quartet & Quintet. (Free Entrance).
- The Jazz Gallery houses the Poster, Photograph, Paintings and Percussion Exhibition, from 29th November to 2nd December 2007. Short Demo and Talk on maintenance and repairs of Saxophone and Percussions will be conducted at the Jazz Gallery (Free Entrance).
- Workshops from 30th Nov. - 2nd December 2007 to be held at three venues – Alliance Francaise de Penang, Tropical Spice Garden, Bayview Beach Resort (Entrance to all workshops will be by Festival Ticket)
- Drum Circle By Members of The Aseana Percussion Unit & Tugu Drum Circle, 2nd December 2007 at Gardens of The Areca Centre of Performing Arts, 50 Peel Avenue, Penang. Contact No. 04-2273669 (Free Admission)
Visit for more details and information on the Festival.
Venue : The Bayview Beach Resort, Batu Ferringhi, Penang
Dates : 29th November – 2nd December 2007
Main Stage Performances : Saturday 1st Dec. & Sunday 2nd Dec. 2007 The Bayview Beach Resort Gardens
From 6.15 pm
Ticket Priced at RM50 per night and RM80 for 2 nights
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