Borneo Jazz Festival

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Borneo Jazz Festival
Festival Jazz Borneo
StatusActive
GenreMusic Festivals
FrequencyAnnually
VenueParkCity Everly Hotel (2006-2017)
Coco Cabana, Marina Bay (2018-present)
Location(s)Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia
CoordinatesCoordinates: 4°24′10″N 113°59′36″E / 4.40278°N 113.99333°E / 4.40278; 113.99333
CountryMalaysia
Years active2006-present
Organised byNo Black Tie
Websitehttp://jazzborneo.com/

Borneo Jazz Festival is a 2-night festival of 4 performances in each night by local and international jazz musicians at Parkcity Everly hotel in Miri, Sarawak.[1][2] The festival is one of the longest running Jazz festival in the region.[3] The 2019 edition of the festival will be held on 19 to 21 July. [4]

History[edit]

Borneo Jazz Festival was started in 2006.[5] The event is organised by the Sarawak Tourism Board, endorsed by Tourism Malaysia and is jointly supported by the Ministry of Tourism and Culture, Malaysia and Ministry of Tourism, Sarawak.[6] The festival was formerly known as Miri International Jazz Festival before it was renamed to Borneo Jazz Festival in 2011.[7]

The Borneo Jazz is wholly owned by Sarawak Tourism Board and organised by No Black Tie.[8]

Programme[edit]

In 2018 the festival introduced Borneo Jazz Talent Search as part of their musical outreach programme. For 2019 edition, the festival’s music outreach will expand to include the Borneo Jazz DJ Search.[9]

Performers[edit]

Lineups of the festival since 2014 are:

Year Lineups Attendance Venue
2014
2014 performers
  • Anthony Strong (United Kingdom)
  • Brassballett (Germany)
  • Diana Liu (Malaysia)
  • Iriao (Georgia)
  • JuncOFunc (Malaysia)
  • Mario Canonge (Martinique)
  • Vocal Sampling (Cuba)
  • YK Samarinda (Indonesia)
8,000[10] ParkCity Everly Hotel
2015
2015 performers
4,000[11]
2016
2016 performers
  • USM Mini Big Band (Malaysia) (Youth Programme)[12]
  • Klazz Brothers & Cuba Percussion
  • Raw Earth (Singapore)
  • API (Malaysia/India)
  • O Sister! (Spain)
  • Funkatorie (Malaysia)
  • Yuichiro Tokuda (Japan)
  • Manou Gallo Groove Orchestra (Ivory Coast/Belgium)
  • The Rad Trads (New York, USA)[13]
TBA
2017
2017 performers
  • Fluorescent Collective (Italy, Malaysia, USA, India)[14]
  • The Cape Jazz Band (South Africa)
  • Delgres (Guadaloupe, France)
  • CaboCuba Jazz (The Netherlands)
  • Michael Simon’s Asian Connection (Malaysia, Taiwan, The Netherlands)
  • Laila Baili (Canada)
  • Idang Rasjidi Syndicate (Indonesia)
  • Osaka Monaurail (Japan)
TBA
2018
2018 performers
  • Tony Lakatos (Germany)
  • Christ Stalk (France)
  • Grzegorz Karnas Formula (Poland)
  • Roby Lakatos (Belgium)
  • Cecilia Brunori (Italy)
  • Denis Chang (Canada)
  • QSound (USA)
  • Isao Miyoshi (Japan)
  • Gaoyang Li (China)
  • Jeremy Monteiro (Singapore)
  • Datuk Zainal Abidin (Malaysia)
  • Michael Veerapen (Malaysia)
  • Dasha Logan (Malaysia)
  • Bihzhu (Malaysia)
  • Mei Lin Hii (Malaysia)
  • Elvira Arul (Malaysia)
  • Pete Kallang (Malaysia)
  • Zee Avi (Malaysia)
TBA Coco Cabana, Marina Bay, Miri[15][4]
2019
2019 performers
  • Alberto Marsico Trio (Italy)
  • Alina Ramirez (Mexico)
  • Arabyrd (Sarawak, Malaysia) - BORNEO HIP HOP
  • Asyraf Hardy (Sarawak, Malaysia)- BORNEO HIP HOP
  • Benzooloo (Sabah, Malaysia)- BORNEO HIP HOP
  • Chanda Rule (USA)
  • Christy Smith (USA)
  • Clinton Chua (Sarawak, Malaysia)
  • Dasha Logan (Malaysia)
  • Diego Borotti (Italy)
  • DJ Maestro (Netherlands)
  • Fox Capture Plan (Japan)
  • Gideon Yogan (Malaysia)
  • IRESON (Mexico)
  • Jasmine Chen (China)
  • Jay Jackson (USA)
  • Joe Balanjiu Jr (Malaysia)
  • Joe Flizzow (Malaysia)
  • Julian Chan (Malaysia)
  • Julian Chan Jazz Orchestra (Malaysia)
  • Kirk Lightsey Trio (USA/ Malaysia)
  • Lewis Pragasam (Malaysia)
  • Marques Young (USA)
  • Michael Veerapen (Malaysia)
  • NJWA (Malaysia)
  • Pete Kallang (Sarawak, Malaysia)
  • Rainbow Children (Malaysia)
  • Robo Jupiter (USA)
  • Zed Peace (Brunei)- BORNEO HIP HOP
TBA

Attendance[edit]

The festival attendance has grown steadily from 3,000 spectators in 2006 to 8,000 spectators in 2014.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Borneo Jazz Festival 2015". Sarawak Tourism Board. Archived from the original on 12 April 2015. Retrieved 15 April 2015.
  2. ^ "Borneo Jazz Programme 2015". Sarawak Tourism Board. Archived from the original on 15 February 2015. Retrieved 15 April 2015.
  3. ^ BORNEO JAZZ FESTIVAL 2016, Sarawak Tourism Board. 15 April 2016.
  4. ^ a b "Borneo Jazz Festival all you need to know". 15 March 2019. Retrieved 7 June 2019.
  5. ^ "Borneo Jazz Festival". tourism.gov.my. Malaysian Tourism Promotion Board. Archived from the original on 15 April 2015. Retrieved 15 April 2015.
  6. ^ Jazz bands head for Borneo, TTR Weekly. 15 April 2016.
  7. ^ Jazz-ing it up in Miri, Business Circle. 15 April 2016.
  8. ^ "Borneo Jazz Festival 2018". 15 March 2019. Retrieved 7 June 2019.
  9. ^ "Borneo Jazz Festival". Retrieved 7 June 2019.
  10. ^ a b c Borneo Jazz Festival to have best ever performers, The Borneo Post. 15 April 2016.
  11. ^ Borneo Jazz Fest draws international crowd, The Borneo Post. 14 May 2016.
  12. ^ Sman, Cecelia; Joseph, Anthony. "Borneo Jazz Fest the Buzzword in Miri". The Borneo Post. Retrieved 11 January 2017.
  13. ^ Multiple award-winning Klazz Brothers & Cuba Percussion to perform at Borneo Jazz festival, The Borneo Post. 15 April 2016.
  14. ^ LadyBird Eileen®. "A Walk on 2017 Borneo Jazz Festival". Retrieved 19 July 2018.
  15. ^ "Borneo Jazz 2018 to host more world-class performers". 29 April 2018. Retrieved 19 July 2018.