KL International Jazz & Arts Festival

KL International Jazz & Arts Festival

The big metropolitan city of Kuala Lumpur is set to be glittering and go swinging and bopping high when the KL International Jazz & Arts Festival returns for the 4th year running this September. The festival started in 2012 and is now a huge show with over 30 acts from all over the world that will jazz blast and turn KL into the jazz hub for 4 long days of great music!

This jazz carnival is a world class jazz festival where contemporary jazz, smooth jazz, straight ahead jazz, classic jazz, jazz – rock, r&b, swing, funk, classic rock and blues converge. Whether you’re a fan of the drums, guitar, saxophone or piano, this year’s festival promises to have something for everyone, complete with workshops and masterclasses on top of just live performances.

The KL International Jazz & Arts Festival not only presents performances by acclaimed international jazz stars, namely the tops of the game, but also introduces the best local headline talents and some potential great artists. The line-up includes acts from Eric Wyatt, Tizer Quartet, Bastian Stein and more, joined by the John Coltrane All Star Band, the UiTM Jazz Ensemble as well as the UM Jazz Ensemble.

The 30 bands will perform in 4 different stages, resting their case one after another, whether it is sweet, soft or wild melodies, with original compositions and hybrids being played, as well as re-arranged well-known jazz repertoires.

This is an elegant jazz-vaganza that includes music, food and fun as there will be food stalls and booths selling a  variety of  food and non-alcoholic drinks, and a festival village that will add to the general festivity mood.

The dress code is casual smart, and some warm clothing is advised since the Main Hall, the Dewan Tunku, can be cold at night.

The KL International Jazz & Arts Festival runs from 10 to 13 September 2015 at the Universiti Malaya Kuala Lumpur. Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.ticketpro.com.my/jnp/concert/1583489-KLJAZZ-International-Jazz-Festival.html

For more information on show times, log on to the official website http://www.klinternationaljazz.com

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