Thursday, May 02, 2013

30 Apr - 5 May 2013: World Youth Jazz Fest


WORLD YOUTH JAZZ FESTIVAL 2013 - KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA

The World Youth Jazz Festival (WYJF) is the world's only jazz festival that focuses on young musicians with great achievements. The only one of its kind, the festival had its inaugural concert in 2012, where it was held in conjunction with the event "Himpunan Jutaan Belia" in Putrajaya, in co-operation with the Ministry of Youth & Sports and Jazz Community Malaysia (JazzCOMM). Basically we are a free festival featuring some of the best and youngest names in the jazz world - all for our fellow Malaysians to enjoy and appreciate without any of the social circles or hierachy that many people associate with jazz music - "merakyatkan jazz" is our goal and to bring it to the masses! This is a link to The Star which featured us a few days back; http://ecentral.my/news/story.asp?file=/2013/4/26/soundnstage/13010001&sec=soundnstage

The purpose of the festival is not only to promote jazz for all, but also to give the youth of the world the chance to showcase their jazz talents and to also integrate, collaborate, interact and network between themselves and established jazz musicians from all over the world not only amongst jazz lovers but with other lovers of other genres of music, towards world peace and harmony. As such, this is a free concert with no tickets or passes required for purchase and is sponsored by the Kementerian Penerangan, Komunikasi dan Kebudayaan (KPKK), Kementerian Belia dan Sukan (KBS), and TM.

Prior to the grand Festival, held this year in Kodmpleks Kraftangan, Jalan Conlay, the WYJF will be building up heat by organizing mini-events throughout Kuala Lumpur, beginning on April 30th, with the Festival beginning on the 3rd of May to 5th of May, and further post-festival events on the 6th of May, 2013. The schedule will be as follows;

Tuesday, 30 April 2013 (in conjunction with International Jazz Day)
8.30pm – 9.30pm@ No Black Tie, 17, Jalan Mesui Off Jalan Nagasari, 50200, Kuala Lumpur,
Workshop on how to conduct a sound check for a jazz concert
10.00pm – Midnight@ No Black Tie: Performance and jam session by selected artistes

Wednesday, 1 May 2013
9.45pm – Midnight@ No Black Tie: Performance by WYJF 2013 Artiste, Nina Van Horn.

Thursday, 2 May 2013
9.45pm – Midnight@ No Black Tie: Performance by WYJF Artiste, Heidi Mark (Backed by Fieldplayers).

Friday, 3 May 2013 (Concert Night 1)
6.30pm – 10.45pm@ Auditorium, Kompleks Kraf Kuala Lumpur, Seksyen 63, Jalan Conlay, 50450 Kuala Lumpur
                               World Youth Jazz Festival Night 1
11.45pm – Late@ No Black Tie: Jam session by WYJF 2013 Artistes. Performer to be confirmed.
After the completion of the festival for the day, available artistes from WYJF 2013 and other musicians will proceed to NBT for a jam session.

Saturday, 4 May 2013 (Concert Night 2)
6.30pm – 10.45pm@ Auditorium, Kompleks Kraf Kuala Lumpur, Seksyen 63, Jalan Conlay, 50450 Kuala Lumpur
                               World Youth Jazz Festival Night 2
11.45pm – Late@ No Black TieJam session by WYJF 2013 Artistes. Performer to be confirmed.
After the completion of the festival for the day, available artistes from WYJF 2013 and other musicians will proceed to NBT for a jam session.

Sunday, 5 May 2013 (Concert Night 3)
6.30pm – 10.45pm@ Auditorium, Kompleks Kraf Kuala Lumpur, Seksyen 63, Jalan Conlay, 50450 Kuala Lumpur
                               World Youth Jazz Festival Night 3 & Grand Jam Session Closing Gala
11.45pm – Late@ The AmphitheaterJam session by WYJF 2013 all WYJF 2013 performers.
At the end of the festival on the final night, available artistes from WYJF 2013 and other musicians will jam at The Amphitheater.

Monday, 6 May 2013 2013
6.30pm – 7.00pm@ ICOM (International College Of Music), Lot 126, Section 85A, Lorong Setapak, Jalan Pahang, 53000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Workshop by WYJF 2013 Artiste, Nina Van Horn.

7.30pm – 9.00pm@ ICOM: Performance by WYJF 2013 Artiste, Nina Van Horn.
9.45pm – Midnight@ No Black Tie: Performance by WYJF 2013 Artiste, Ralyzz Dig.

The full schedule listing is available at the official website: http://www.worldyouthjazzfest.com.

Contact Details:

Eizaz Azhar
WORLD YOUTH FESTIVALS MANAGEMENT SDN. BHD. (984688k)
103, Pesiaran Desa Ampang 4,
Taman Sri Ampang,
68000 Ampang,
Selangor Darul Ehsan,
MALAYSIA

Tel: +60173616565, +60193634033 
Fax: +60321423559, +60342928529

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