JB Jazz Fest

The event poster for the inaugural
JB Jazz Festival 2015
The inaugural Johor Baru Jazz Festival kicks off from February 26 to 28 in a programme of exciting performances held at the Grand Ballroom of DoubleTree by Hilton Johor Baru.  Organised by the Johor Society for the Performing Arts (JSPA), the JB Jazz Fest is the first of five festivals under the 12th JB Arts Festival 2015.  Jazz enthusiasts can look forward to three shows that feature international and regional artistes in performances scheduled on Feb 26 (8.30pm), Feb 27 and 28 (7.30pm).

The show on Feb 26 will feature the David Gomes Jazz Ensemble with Junji Delfino, backed by some of the region’s most established musicians like Shawn Kelly, Hanafie Imam, Patrick Terbrack, Julian Chan and Eddie Wen.

International jazz legend and world-class saxophonist, Sadao Watanabe, and Italian acapella group, Mezzotono, will take the stage on Feb 27 while Xiong Quartet, Jeremy Monteiro and Alberto Marsico with the Jazz-Blues Brothers (Singapore) and Steve Thornton and Afro Asia featuring Razak Rahman, will perform on Feb 28.

International jazz legend and world-class
saxophonist, Sadao Watanabe
Ticket holders are welcome to join workshops Free-of-Charge with David Gomes, Junji Delfino and Xiong Lee of Xiong Quartet to learn the finer points of what it means to be a jazz musician.  

Non-ticket holders are also welcome to join the workshops at a nominal fee of RM10 only.  The workshops start at 4.30pm on Saturday, Feb 28, at the White Box and Black Box, JB Performing Arts Centre at level 4 of Danga City Mall, Johor Baru.

Tickets are on sale, with early-bird discounts at www.ticketpro.com.my

A season pass that entitles ticket holders to daily shows (Feb 26 to 28) is at RM388 only.

VVIP ticket holders are invited to post-concert receptions with the performing artistes.

Italian acapella group, Mezzotono
On Sunday, March 1, diners at Tosca the Italian trattoria in DoubleTree by Hilton JB can enjoy live entertainment from 12pm with Jazz at Brunch with Rustika Quartet.

Sunday Brunch at Tosca from 11am to 3pm is at RM78++ per adult and additional RM90++ for free-flow of house-pouring wine and beer.  Reservations, Tel: 07 – 268 6868, Fax: 07 – 268 6888.

DoubleTree by Hilton Johor Baru is situated at 12, Jalan Ngee Heng, 80000 Johor Baru.  For more info about JB Jazz Fest 2015, check out: http://goo.gl/n6QHPy


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