Samui International Jazz Music Festival 2012

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Samui International Jazz Music Festival – Introducing the artists

The third weeklong Samui International Jazz Music Festival opens on Sunday 14th October at the Amari Palm Reef/ Chaweng. Expect yet another spectacular display of Jazz, a fun week where guests will be treated to fine wine, food and excellent Jazz. The festival is dedicated to the theme of Tropical Jazz and the locations for the various concerts have been especially identified to enhance the tropical feel with guests and performers, which we hope will manage to be both upbeat and laid-back at the same time.

Starting of the festival will be a preview concert of Paulette McWilliams, a Chicago native, who you’ve definitely heard before! She has been on stage and performed with artists like Quincy Jones, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Luther Vandross and her discography reads like the who’s who in music history: Everyone from Sammy Davis Jr. to Placido Domingo, with every genre of music in between. Don’t miss her, when she comes to perform on the main-stage of the festival at Chaweng Beach Sat. 20 October – FREE ENTRY!

It was so much fun to have them here last year, so we invited them back: Susan Harmer and her band Tropic Green. 7 band members, 4 nationalities, coming from Japan, Singapore, Cuba and the USA, performing original tunes. You can hear their energetic
performance also on Sunday Oct. 14th.

This years line-up is truly international, with CaboCubaJazz feat. Melissa Fortes and Yerman Aponte from Cape Verde and Venezuela, performing Latin Jazz which for sure will get you up on the feet dancing.

Also performing Peter Beets, from the Netherlands, a world class jazz pianist, who has shared the stage with jazz greats like Chick Corea, Wynton Marsalis, Dee Dee Bridgewater.

From South Africa meet the Karen Devroop Jazz Quartet. Their quartet’s repertoire spans a very broad spectrum of styles and genres ranging from Bebop to Latin and contemporary Jazz. Karen Devroop has just recently appeared as stage act in the US with 'Earth Wind and Fire', 'Chicago', Jill Scott and Queen Latifah.

Any performance by Eddie C means enthusiasm, glamour, warmth and an explosion of energy. In the Netherlands and abroad he is famous for his unconventional interpretations of Jazz, Funk, Latin, Pop and Dance music. Eddie performed through the years in all the leading theaters of Europe with artists such as Sting, Chaka Khan, Candy
Dulfer, Toto, among others.

It's no Jazz Festival in Thailand without our star Koh Mr. Saxman who will take on the stage on Friday 19th October together with the Beets Brothers performing a 'Tribute to the King'.

Get a chance to meet the artists at the Opening Night on Oct. 14 at Amari Palm Reef

You are invited to enjoy the Samui Jazz Festival in the following convivial

14th Oct. at Amari Palm Reef Samui
On Stage Interview with Paulette McWilliams
Preview Concert: Beets Brothers feat. Paulette Mc Williams
Concert: Susan Harmer - Tropic Green

15th Oct. at Rocky’s Boutique Resort
Concert: Eddie C

16th Oct. at The Library
Concert: Karen Devroop Quintet

17th Oct. at Nora Buri Resort & Spa
Concert: CaboCubaJazz

18 Oct. at Anantara Bophut
Concert: Alexander Beets Quartet feat. Dasha

( Concert ticket 500 THB/ Person)

Main Stage at Chaweng Beach - Beachfront Amari Palm Reef

19/20 October:
Two days of ten FREE concerts

• Koh Saxman meets Beets Brothers - Tribute to the King
• Beets Brothers feat. Paulette McWilliams
• Peter Beets Trio
• Changton Kunjara & Friends

Last modified on Friday, 17 August 2012 12:29