10 Days 3 Festivals : Penang Island Jazz Festival 2017

November 30, 2017

December 3, 2017

0:00 To 0:00


Event Description



This year’s 14th edition of Malaysia’s longest running annual jazz festival, The Penang Island Jazz Festival, will be held from the 30th November to 3rd December 2017.

A number of musical activities will be held in various venues on the island such as an opening performance at 23 Love Lane and an exhibition at The Black Box – Penang House of Music in Georgetown, Fringe Stages in the lobbies of Hard Rock Hotel, Penang and Bayview Beach Resort, the early morning “Sunrise@Tropical Spice Garden in Teluk Bahang and the “Jazz By The Beach” stage in the gardens of Bayview Beach Resort.


Besides musical performances, there will also be workshops conducted by participating artists, the Island music forum on topics revolving around other aspects of the music industry, gallery exhibitions and the after- hours jazz jam.


This year’s main stage programme showcases a diverse and eclectic line-up of performers on the “Jazz By The Beach stage” on 2nd & 3rd December 2017 with Italian fingerstyle guitarist “Peppino D’Agostino”, jazz, blues and swing band – “Adam Hall & the Velvet Playboys”, jazz saxophonist cum opera singer “Haakon Kornstad”, a Polish-Indonesian collaboration “Grzegorz Karnas Formula”, creative jazz drummer “Eva Klesse and her Quartet”, Ethno-fusion bands “SE:UM”, and “Modern Pansori” from Korea, modern jazz Luxembourg-USA collaboration trio “Reis Demuth Wiltgen”, acoustic folk jazz quartet “Holler My Dear” and Penang’s own jazz quintet “Tonal Alchemy”.


The Penang Island Jazz Festival 2017 is part of 10 Days 3 Festivals and supported by Penang Global Tourism Sdn. Bhd., Goethe Institut, Austrian Embassy Kuala Lumpur, Embassy of The Republic of Poland, IAM Culture, Jazz Polsku, Sori festival, Jeonbuk Culture Contents Industry Agency, Redcon Music Factory, Music LX, The Culture Factory SE:UM, Incheon Cultural Foundation, Arts Council Korea, Bupyeong Cultural Foundation, Aesop, KK Jazz Festival, LBS Music World, Roland Asia Pacific, The Guitar Store, Official Ride Partner – UBER [promo code: UBER10D3F ( Get 10 free rides worth RM5 each)], Venue Partners, Bayview Beach Resort, Hard Rock Hotel Penang, Tropical Spice Garden, The Black Box Penang House of Music, 23. Love lane, Media Partners aforadio.com, Malaysian Insights, Homegrown Productions and Rentak Sejuta.


Saturday (2nd December 2017)

7.00pm – 7.45pm Modern Pansori 
7.55pm – 8.40pm Eva Klesse Quartet
8.50pm – 9.35pm Haakon Kornstad 
9.45pm – 10.30pm Grzegorz Karnas Formula 
10.40pm – 11.25pm Adam Hall and The Velvet Playboys

Sunday (3rd December 2017)
7.00pm – 7.45pm Tonal Alchemy 
7.55pm – 8.40pm SE:UM 
8.50pm – 9.35pm Peppino D’Agostino
9.45pm – 10.30pm Reis Demuth Wiltgen 
10.40pm – 11.25pm Holler My Dear

N.B. Programme is subject to change


An annual affair! November and December see Penang wrapped up with 10 days of jam-packed events , consisting of the George Town Literary Festival, an In-between Arts Festival and the Penang Island Jazz Festival.

George Town Literary Festival: 24 – 26 Nov 2017
In-between Arts Festival: 27 – 29 Nov 2017 – Wau Making WorkshopBatik Painting Workshop, Wayang Kulit Making Workshop, Kolam Making Workshop
Penang Island Jazz Festival: 30 Nov – 3 Dec 2017


The Capricorn Connection

012 - 356 5544

About the Organizers

The Penang Island Jazz Festival is organized and managed by The Capricorn Connection
Ms. Chin CY, Festival Administrator (012 - 356 5544, chincy@penangjazz.com)
Mr. Kevin Theseira, Administrative & Programme Executive (016- 360 7091, kevin@penangjazz.com)

Additional Information or Registration Details

Price PIJF 2017

Tickets to the “Jazz by the Beach” performances are priced at RM85.00 per night and is available via www.ticketpro.com.my and its authorized outlets.

For more information on the Festival activities, visit www.penangjazz.com
Join us on 
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/PenangIslandJazzFestival/
Twitter @penangjazzfest
Instagram @PenangIslandJazzFestival and our
YouTube channel PenangIslandJazzFestival.

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