September 1, Sunday Damai Sunset Music Concert, Labuan
This 2nd annual musical concert is held at Peace Park, on the beautiful beach of Labuan. I will be performing a short set with my Labuan friends, percussionist Peter Lau and bassist Simon Lau featuring Sidi who plays the Gambus.
The concert begins at 4pm. Entrance is open to all.
September 6, Friday Bonding With Gaya Street, Kota Kinabalu
From Sunday farmers’ market to old shoplots, from the latest eateries to international financial institutions, Gaya Street is the most famous street here in my hometown of Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia. The street is rich in history because it was one of the first streets the British built when they established the city in the 1890s.
Last year, the North Borneo History Enthusiasts celebrated the first “Bonding With Gaya Street” community exhibition. Co-organised by the Kota Kinabalu City Hall, the exhibition included concerts and photo exhibitions.
So successful was that event, the organizers are planning the second and bigger exhibition this year.
And I’m extremely proud to be a part of it this year. My friend, percussionist Peter Lau and I will be giving a workshop at 2:30pm. Later that day, the Roger Wang Trio will be performing at 8pm on the street, next to Party Play. We will be featuring vocalist Gee Mojina and pianist Damian Paul.
Both workshop and performance are open to all.
September 7 & 8, Saturday & Sunday 10th JB Arts Festival
In its tenth year now, the Johor Bahru Arts Festival just gets bigger and better every single year!
This year, I will be returning with my usual suspects: percussionist Peter Lau and bassist Simon Lau.
I’m especially thrilled to return to the JB Arts Fest stage with an old and dear friend, the Guitar/Gambustar Guru himself - the legendary Farid Ali.
And we’ll introduce new friends, vocalist Gee Mojina and pianist Damian Paul to Johor.
The festival has named us the 3G: Guitar, Gambus & Gee. We’ll be performing at Eight Lido at 8:00pm, September 7 and at the main stage on Bukit Timbalan at 8:00pm, September 8.
Please call the JB Arts Festival for tickets: 019-716 9900 / 019-713 9900.
September 15, Sunday The 2nd Philippine International Jazz & Blues Guitar Festival
My premier performance in Philippines! I’ll be performing solo at the 2nd Philippine International Jazz & Blues Guitar Festival on September 15 at the Greenbelt 3 Park and ...
September 17, Tuesday The 2nd CCP International Jazz Festival
… two days later, I’ll be performing in the Cultural Centre of the Philippines’ (CCP) Main Theatre at 7:30pm. Please click the link above for ticket information.