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Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Miri International Jazz Festival 2008 part 1

First of all, sorry for the late update on the jazz fest. I know some of you who did not go are very eager to see the photos and want to know how did it all go, so here is it. This the third Miri International Jazz Festival proudly brought to you by Sarawak Tourism Board, with fresh line ups (except for one) to entertain and sooth your music vibes with jazz. I was with my colleague who came all the way down from Kuching just for this, Arthur was there too.

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The first line up for the night is, Mood indigo as mention from my previous post where they did a preview show at Al Fresco. Mood Indigo coming all the from Bristol, United Kingdom, The band's innovative style music caught the attention of the audience. The vocalist sounded pretty much like George washingmachine from last year's Jazz Festival, their music has blues mix with jazz beats and something interesting to listen to.

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When it was time to go out for the music under the stars, we were looking around for the stage and it was no where to be seen. Then I saw a band playing outside, T'Inventielke all the from Holland is actually a Jazz street band. The 16 piece band played a couple of well known songs from other bands, they dance as well. Although their music sounds kind of like a marching band, but you can feel the jazz tunes from it.

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The second line of the night is all the way from Perth Western Australia, Diamond Dave and the Doodaddies. This band has something very different to offer to the crowds of Miri. I am sure most of us have not really experience the Chicago blues and jazz, Diamond Dave just blow the crowds with chicago blues and the crowd loves it. Diamond Dave's harmonica performance amazes me, I can never ever play the harmonica like him. As for the performance was indeed something new and to remember.

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Just one more thing I want to voice out, the smoke effect was seriously annoying and it made us photographers having a hard time taking photos. Stay tune for Jazz fest Part 2

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7 Comments:

Blogger Arth Akal said...

I don't think my pictures would come out as good laaa. I just have this bad feeling about them and i missed the diamond dave & doodadies and charmaine claymore as i was too busy drinking outside. i needed the break btw. LOL

And that picture you took of me sitting on the floor....aiyoorr...i better stop slouching and start sitting straight from now on!

1:19 AM  
Blogger Darren said...

arth: bro it's ok, as long as you have some of the photos from the jazzfest is good enough for memory. hahaha i wanted to drink but too broke to buy boozes, can only afford two beers T_T

hahaha candid shot of you! yeah sit straight good for the back.

8:03 PM  
Blogger Anderson said...

Wahh.. happening ah! I've gotta miss the event this year la.. 'higher calling' pal... u know why la, right?! Glad u had a great time Darren. Greetings from Bangkok! - Yup.. We're in Bangkok now. Will post some pics when I'm back k. My blog is 'sleeping now'.

11:15 PM  
Anonymous Dan said...

hhah you guys International Jazz Festival, we here tiesto rave party :)

2:52 AM  
Blogger Darren said...

Anderson: yeah quite happening lah this year, i know what you mean hehe, will wait for ur pics for bangkok, have fun there!

Dan: yeah the freedom rave, so good that it got bad comment on the star some more LOL

12:32 PM  
Anonymous Dan said...

ignore the comments and statements made by them ... totally rubbish.

4:13 PM  
Blogger Darren said...

Dan: yeah i know, i was so pissed when i read it on CL's blog.

12:25 AM  

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