Borneo Jazz is one of the longest running Jazz festivals in the region. This will be the 13th year. There will be performances from both regional and international recognised jazz musicians.
At this event, the local schools brass bands will feature as a prelude to the opening act as part of their exposure on the international stage.
Apart from that, the Festival expands its musical outreach programme, where aspiring musicians can learn the basics of Jazz musical instruments from professional musicians, by introducing additional classes for percussions.
The Festival includes night performances with sitting and dancing areas and a wide lawn for night picnics surrounded by arts, crafts and food stalls.
The festival is held in Miri, Sarawak’s Resort City. Miri is located near to the Sultanate of Brunei and Malaysian state of Sabah, which has a significant number of expatriate communities.
Miri is rapidly becoming one of Sarawak’s popular tourist destinations. With its lively nightlife, it is where weekend visitors from neighboring Brunei escape to.
As a resort city, Miri offers a wide range of accommodation from international class hotels to budget inns, good beaches and dozens of lively restaurants, pubs and bars.
Visitors going to this cosmopolitan city of Miri can visit the Lambir Hills or the historical Niah National Park located just an hour or two away respectively.
And if you are a scuba diver, the dive sites in the Miri-Sibuti Coral Reefs National Park beckons. The nearest dive site is a mere 15-min away, just off the coast of the city.
Selamat datai* to our music room!
*‘Welcome’ in Iban dialect