This year’s event will inevitably be affected by travel restrictions for international performers, but that doesn’t mean there will be a lack of multinational talent on the Festival’s two stages.
Negotiations are now happening with a list of around 50 performers offering a diverse range of musical styles including fusion & world music, blues & funk, Cuban & Latin, apart from classic big jazz bands with some R&B and pop also on the list.
Apart from the performers, negotiations are continuing with sponsorships, as the Festival presents a great opportunity for brand recognition. The venue is set with main centre stage and adjacent food stalls being on the sands of the Hua Hin city beach at the end of Soi 61, with a more intimate ‘Art Stage’ near the beach entry.
This year Koh Mr Saxman, Thailand’s renowned jazz performer and the main Festival organiser, is also eager to provide an opportunity for the involvement of more local musicians, including those from the ex-pat population. That’s been an untapped source of talent in the past with many accomplished musicians in the region; often recognised in their home country but with little recognition locally.
As a Jazz Festival media partner, the Royal Coast Review will continue to meet with Khun Koh as the Festival date draws closer. With a direct line of communication established; we can relay any comments or suggestions to him.
WHEN: Friday and Saturday 4th & 5th December
WHERE: On the city beach, at the end of Soi 61, in central Hua Hin