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Jazzing it up in Borneo

  • Tan Hee Hui

    The Jakarta Post

Sarawak   /   Sun, May 22 2011   /  08:00 am

Ralyzz Dig Quintet --Courtesy of Pein Lee/Sarawak Tourism BoardDifferent manifestations of jazz music were heard at the recently held Borneo Jazz Festival 2011 in Miri, Sarawak, to the delight of fans comprising a good mix of locals, expatriates and tourists.

Formerly known as the Miri International Jazz Festival, the event’s moniker has only been changed to Borneo Jazz Festival recently, to “highlight its vibrant qualities and prominence with other international festivals, as well as to present Borneo as a top destination among tourists”, said the festival organizer, Sarawak Tourism Board.

Having attracted a smaller turnout of over 6,000, as compared to over 8,000 last year, the four-day event (May 12-15) had proceeded with much aplomb.

Currently in its sixth installment, the festival had featured nine foreign headliners who performed at an outdoor stage locat...