JB Jazz Festival 2015

Another Jazz Festival in Malaysia, this time around the JB Jazz Fest 2015 or Johor Baharu Jazz Festival 2015 is set to take place from 26-28 February and 1st March at the DoubleTree by Hilton at Johor Baharu. Jazz lovers in the south should be smiling as this inaugural jazz event here promises a show to remember with world-class acts like Sadao Watanabe performing. 

Brought to you by the the Johor Society for the Performing Arts (JSPA) who has eleven years of the JB Arts Festival organisation experience and now proud to bring you the JBJF 2015 for Jazz fans in the region. The JB Jazz Fest 2015 is also the first of five festivals included under the 12th JB Arts Festival 2015, which is featured in the calendar for Malaysia Tourism's MyFest 2015 as an official event in the state of Johor. 

 JB Jazz Fest 2015 Sadao Watanabe
Sadao Watanabe, one of the world-class jazz performers at the JB Jazz Fest
JB Jazz Fest 2015 Performers

As this is the inaugural, it is only right to start the year with a bang therefore the artist and performer lineup for the JB Jazz Fest consists of no other than; 

- Sadao Watanabe (Japan)
- Mezzotono (Italy)
- Steve Thornton and Afro Asia with Razak Rahman (Malaysia)
- Jeremy Monteiro and Alberto Marsico with the Jazz Blues Brothers (Singapore)
- David Gomes Jazz Ensemble with Junji Delfino (Malaysia)
- Xiong Quintet (Malaysia)
- Rustika Quartet (Malaysia)

JB Jazz Fest David Gomes Junji Delfino
David Gomes performs with Junji Delfino
Johor Baharu Jazz Festival
Singapore's Jeremy Monterio to perform at JB Jazz Fest
JB Jazz Fest 2015 Pictures
Mezzotone to perform at JB Jazz
Johor Jazz Festival
The legendary Razak Rahman
Johor Jazz Fest 2015
RustiKa Quarter
JB Jazz Fest 2015 Photo
Steve Thornton
JB Jazz Fest  Itinerary and Performing Time
JB Jazz Fest 2015 Tickets

Tickets for the JB Jazz Festival can be bought from the TicketPro website or for those wanting to buy them in JB, you can visit the JBPAC office at Danga City Mall. Note that there are pre-sale tickets on sale now and at a slightly cheaper price. Tickets will also be on sale at the door during the festival days. 


JB Jazz Fest Stage Layout
JB Jazz Fest Stage Layout
Johor Jazz Festival
Johor Jazz Festival 2015
JB Jazz Festival Information

Venue: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Johor Baharu
Date: 26-28 February & 1st March 2015
Time:7.30 PM onwards
Tickets: From RM138 to RM388

While it is Malaysia Year of Festivals 2015, this event fits in perfectly and the month does not clash with other Jazz Festivals in Malaysia making it convenient for jazz lovers to travel around Malaysia throughout the year. The country is now picking up on various music festivals and Jazz being one of the growing genres here.

The next big jazz festival is also the Borneo Jazz Festival 2015 which takes place from 8-9 May in Miri, Sarawak followed by the Rainforest World Music Festival 2015 in August and then the Penang Island Jazz Festival 2015 which is slated for the end of the year. However, it will be quite interesting to attend this in Johor Baharu as it is the first time that the state is hosting the JB Jazz Fest 2015.

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