Sunday, February 22, 2015

Borneo Jazz Festival 10th Anniversary Performers

Borneo Jazz 10th Anniversary

This year's Borneo Jazz Festival 2015 will be the 10th Anniversary here in Miri, Sarawak and to celebrate this special occasion jazz festival, the lineup of performers will be 8 acts that performed throughout the 10 years of the festival. 

This inaugural jazz festival in Sarawak started in 2006 as the Miri International Jazz Festival before changing the name to the Borneo International Jazz Festival and now simply the Borneo Jazz Festival. 

This year, the BJF 2015 will take place from 8 to 9 May at the ParkCity Everly Hotel in Miri, Sarawak. Jazz fans will be in for a treat with all the favorite bands lined up for the two-day show here.

Borneo Jazz Festival 10th Anniversary

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The scene at last years Borneo Jazz Festival
The line up of  jazz artist for this years BJF2015 are;

1. Shafiee Obe and All The Best  (Sarawak - 2006)
2. Lluis Coloma (Spain - 2006/07)
3. Dirty Dozen Brass Band (USA - 2007)
4. Doodaddies (Australia)
5. Jump4Joy (Sweden - 2013)
6. Mo'Blow (Germany - 2013)
7. The Nylons (Canada - 2013)
8. Anthony Strong (UK - 2014)

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Anthony Strong performing last year
This year's Borneo Jazz line up is very promising with the selected acts over the years and you can be assured of an exciting time a the festival.

At the festival, there will also be a food and craft bazaar for visitors over the two days at the grounds.

For the jazz lovers and fans out there, you can check out this list of Jazz Festivals in Malaysia which are on different months throughout the country.

Behind the scene of BJF
Borneo Jazz 2014
Borneo Jazz 2015 Venue
ParkCity Everly Hotel Miri
Jalan Temenggong Datuk Oyong Lawai
98000, Miri Sarawak, Malaysia
Telephone: +6085 440 288
Website: Jazz Borneo

For ticket prices and all the additional information on how to get there, accommodations and logistics, please refer to my earlier article on the Borneo Jazz Festival 2015


Jazz Festival in Borneo
BrassBallet performing at Borneo Jazz 2014
Conclusion

As Sarawak plays host to a number of music festivals, the Borneo Jazz Festival is one of the pioneer music festivals here.

And if you did not know, the most famous event is the Rainforest World Music Festival which takes place in August.

A build-up to this is also the Borneo World Music Expo taking place a week before the RWMF 2015. There are also a number of other Music Festivals in Sarawak which cater to niche genres and also ethnic types.

The Sarawak Tourism Board (STB) is also in charge of most of the music festivals here and for a surprise to fans, they made sure that this year's festival would be something to remember with an incredible line up for the Borneo Jazz Festival 10th Anniversary Performers. 

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