Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Weekend gigs update

Hey everyone, just gonna update you on gigs happening this weekend. I personally won't be playing in them, but they're definitely worth the watch, if you're into some really, REALLY good jazz music, and not them lounge variety (a dime a dozen at hotels, etc).

So here it is:


Farid Ali and Friends @ Avanti's Friday Nite Jazz

Venue: Avanti's Restaurant, Sunway Hotel Resort
Date and Time: Friday, 10 June 2005; 10pm
Admission: Free
For reservations call 603-7492 8000 ext 3176

Farid Ali, the foremost proponent of gambus (a near-extinct Malay lute) jazz, teams with Justin Lim (keyboard), David Yee (bass) and John Thomas (drums) to deliver original compositions that have a "touch of the exotic".

The Friday Nite Jazz series returns for a fifth season at the Avanti Italian-American Ristorante at Sunway Lagoon Resort Hotel, presenting jazz lovers with the cream of Malaysian jazz talent. Supported by Hennessey XO.


Aya Sekine and Greg Lyons Quartet @ Alexis Ampang

Venue: Alexis Bistro, Ampang @ Great Eastern Mall, Jalan Ampang
Date and Time: Friday and Saturday, 10 and 11 June 2005; 10:30pm
Admission: Free
For reservations, call 603-4260 2288

Japanese pianist Aya Sekine plays with the Greg Lyons Quartet: Greg Lyons (saxophone), Lewis Pragasam (percussion) and Andy Petersen (bass) for some spontaneous jazz free-wheelin'.

Aya Sekine now lives in Singapore, and cite both the island state and Japan as musical references, as well as New York, where she spent some time exploring the scene. Aya dabbles in a variety of genres, referencing bebop, samba and punk rock in her music.

(synopses courtesy of kakiseni dot com)

Don't miss out on these awesome happenin' shows this weekend!

Support Jazz Music in KL!!

See you there.

PS: If you wished to be updated on upcoming shows via mailing list, please email jcsax78@yahoo.com with a subject header "Subscribe" or "I want jazz gig updates" and I will include you in my mailing list. Thanks.

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