Jazz Finds A New Venue In Malaysia

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Kuala Lumpur will play host to some of the modern jazz world’s greats, as well as established local jazz talents, when the Kuala Lumpur International Jazz Festival 2012 (KLIJF) kicks off from May 19 to 20, 2012 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre.

The first of its kind in West Malaysia, the 2-day festival is jointly organized by KL International Jazz Sdn Bhd (KLIJ) and Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur (DBKL), under the patronage of the Honourable Mayor of Kuala Lumpur, Tan Sri Ahmad Fuad Ismail.

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Jazz Unites

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Happy International Jazz Day 2020… In the spirit of Jazz, let’s all give peace, diplomacy and hope a chance.

A year ago, on 30th April 2019, Kinda Blue opened its doors in the city of Kuala Lumpur in conjunction with the International Jazz Day 2019, joining the ranks with other Jazz clubs and venues all over the world to celebrate this significant day. Today the world is different. Covid-19 has shown that we are fragile and we are frightened. Our vulnerabilities exposed, boundaries, languages and cultures do not matter. The world will never be the same.

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Jazz Unites: Look to the Sky – Discovering Eric Wyatt

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Discovering Eric Wyatt was a journey from China through Brooklyn, New York City to Kuala Lumpur.

Early one morning, at about 4 am in April 2015, I was trawling through YouTube for American Jazz musicians performing in Asia. I stumbled on a video of trumpeter Theo Croker’s performance in Shanghai, China. That was a name familiar to me after having been introduced to me by my friend, bass player, Christy Smith a couple of months earlier.

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Jazz Unites People

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More than 2,000 people, Malaysians of all races, the expatriate community, diplomatic community and tourists, gathered on the evening of 9th December 2017 at the fifty year old Amphitheatre Panggung Anniversari, Taman Botani Perdana to attend the “KL International Jazz in the Gardens”.

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All About Jazz: KL International Jazz Festival 2012

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The 19th and 20th of May, 2012 will long be remembered by jazz lovers in Kuala Lumpur as the day jazz came to town. The 13 acts that performed on the stage of the KL Convention Center made history by inaugurating the KL International Jazz Festival. For those attending, feelings were of pride and a certain sense of relief that, finally, this great Asian metropolis was hosting an international jazz festival. After all, if PenangMiri and Kota Kinabalu can all stage jazz festivals, then why not the Malaysian capital?