KUCHING – The Kuching Waterfront Jazz Festival (KWJF) will return again this year after being a huge success last year.
The event is scheduled on from Sept 28 – 29, at the Waterfront, Grand Margherita Hotel Kuching.
Bands from USA, United Kingdom, Singapore, Australia, Portugal and of course Malaysia would be performing this season, with Sarawak-born concert-pianist Jolynn Chin making a return to the festival.
Other confirmed artist include Sarawakian songstress, Dayang Nurfaizah, Blues Gang (Malaysia), Tompi (Indonesia) and Carmen Souza (UK/Portugal).
During the launch of the event yesterday, Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah who is Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports said “I am positive that KWJF is well underway into becoming one of the region’s most iconic festivals. I applaud the efforts into contributing to the vibrancy of our Kuching Waterfront and creating another landmark event for Kuching.”.
The Kuching Waterfront Jazz Festival launch yesterday also unveiled several additions to the festival.
One of the additions would be the Jazz Band Search which will be held on the 28th July 2018 at the Godown Amphitheater (Kuching Waterfront). The winner of the competition will be the opening act at the KWJF2018. Applications are soon available and further announcements of the competition will be posted on KWJF2018’s Facebook page.
Workshops would also be introduced during the afternoons on the festival day itself, hence elevating the experience at the festival.
This Kuching Waterfront Jazz Festival is organised by Sarawak Economic Development Corporation (SEDC) through its operating unit, Grand Margherita Hotel, and is managed by Place Borneo Sdn Bhd. The event is fully supported by the State’s Ministry of Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth & Sports as well as related tourism agency such as Sarawak Tourism Board.
If you need more information on the festival read our event write up about the Kuching Waterfront Jazz Festival. – KuchingBorneo.info