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The 11th edition of the Penang Island Jazz Festival (PIJF) is back once again and this time it will feature more classy and swingin’ homegrown and international jazz acts for jazz music lovers from all over Malaysia and the Asia Pacific region.

It has been 10 years since PIJF was first introduced in 2004. For the past 10 years, the annual festival has gathered jazz lovers from across the nation and all over Asia to groove and bond via this musical event that features over 100 groups from over 25 countries.

This year, the festival will once again be held at Batu Ferringhi, Penang, from 4 to 7 December and the performer’s lineup for the “Jazz By The Beach” stage include Richard Bona Group, Carmen Souza, Crystal Bowersox, Monoswezi, Laila Biali Trio, Jo Yeong Deok Trio, Dutch Swing College Band, CNIRBS, Fresh Dixie Project, Schroeder-Headz, Seth Glier and JazzHats & Ray featuring Man Kidal.

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Here is the programme:-

  • Saturday (6th December 2014)
    • 6.40pm – 7.10pm Seth Glier
    • 7.20pm – 8.00pm CNIRBS
    • 8.10pm – 8.50pm Laila Biali Trio 
    • 9.00pm – 9.40pm Monoswezi 
    • 9.50pm – 10.30pm Dutch Swing College Band
    • 10.40pm – 11.20pm Richard Bona Group
  • Sunday (7th December 2014)
    • 6.30pm – 7.10pm Jo Young Deok Trio
    • 7.20pm – 8.00pm Schroeder-Headz 
    • 8.10pm – 8.50pm Crystal Bowersox
    • 9.00pm – 9.40pm Fresh Dixie Project
    • 9.50pm – 10.30pm Carmen Souza
    • 10.40pm – 11.20pm Jazzhats & Ray featuring Man Kidal

Other musical activities that will be held during the time period are; 

  • Workshops
  • PIJF Jazz Gallery Exhibitions
  • Sunrise @ TSG
  • Creative Malaysia Fringe Stages
  • Island Music Forum – GOING BEYOND sessions
  • Jazz With A Heart Charity Concert with this year’s theme of “Just For The Love Of It” 
  • After Hours Jazz Jam

A PIJF pre-show party will be held at the Laundry Bar, The Curve, next Saturday, 22 November 2014 featuring Sheila Julis who will also be performing at the Fringe stage of the main event together with other local talents such as BIHZHU, VIV Adram & Northern Jazz Unit, Roger Wang, JUNK and FAZZ.

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Tickets for PIJF are on sale and available at

For more details, visit or call 03-2011 4725.

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