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Samui Jazz

Please see this amazing lineup of free concerts happening on Samui

TROPICAL KOH SAMUI attracts International and Thai jazz musicians to a week long festival of Jazz under the stars.
Koh Samui – 22nd September 2010 - In a stunning lake side location, the Samui International Jazz Festival opens on Friday 24th September at 7pm with the Nontri Orchestra Winds, a Thai band from the KASETSART UNIVERSITY which will set the stage for a week long extravaganza of jazz in various locations in Lamai, Chaweng and Bophut.
Nontri Orchestra Winds will be playing a number of compositions by His Majesty the King who is a great Jazz lover and accomplished saxophonist.
Every evening from 6pm through to late evening some of the best Dutch and Thai jazz musicians will perform lake side at the Chaweng Main Stage. The Festival has been extensively supported by local businesses which has enabled the organisers to offer free admission to all performances.
The Chaweng Main Stage can be found on the public concourse at the north end of Chaweng Lake where the next act on stage will be the Dutch Quartet of Alexander Beets together with prize winning vocalist Eline Gemerts followed by a young group of Thai musicians, Jazz Kid. The Thai band “Sixty Nine” will rush across from their opening performance in Bophut and round of this first night of a very exciting week for jazz lovers.
On the same evening the Festival will have performances in Bophut which will be provided by three of the Thai groups, Thong Lor Band, Sixty Nine and the Latin music style of Lamduan Latigo. Funky jazz sextet "Sixty-Nine" made it through to the final ten out of 177 bands in the “redAMP” music competition organised by Air Asia to search for the best independent band within South East Asia. The six young musicians from Chulalongkorn University share a love for jazz and funk. Their track "Sputnik" won the Best Song Award MRT Music Challenge earlier this year and was played at MRT stations for three months. But it was their song about global warming and political unrest in Bangkok, titled "Global Burning”, which pushed them up the redAMP 2010 ladder.
Other locations during the seven day Festival will include
Reggae Pub,
Red Snapper,
Murray Bar,
Amari Palm Reef Resort,
Krua Bophut in Fishermans Village
and open air performances in the Walking Streets in Fisherman’s Village on Friday and Lamai on Sunday.
The Samui International Jazz Music Festival 2010 is brought to you by Amsiam travel in cooperation with Bangkok Airways together with its main sponsors the Suratthani Provincial Administrative, Haadthip, the Thai Hotels Association (THA) and the Tourism Association of Koh Samui.

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Jazz workshops with local children at Samui Mala Kid's day

Samui Jazz will support Samui Mala at the Children's day on 25th September with a workshop for children with Thai Artist jazzyfrank and an English workshop with Dutch artist Alexander Beets


Alexander Beets has played his jazz saxophone at more than 2,000 concerts all over the world...