Hua Hin International Jazz Festival opens to the new shades on May 18-19, 2018

Travel log May 10, 2018 01:00

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This year, the annual Hua Hin International Jazz Festival 2018, which will be held under the theme ‘Open to the New Shades’, will be held on 18-19 May. The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) will be one of the main sponsors of the event.

Mr. Tanes Petsuwan, TAT Deputy Governor for Marketing Communications, said: “This year, the Hua Hin International Jazz Festival will once again help to reiterate the positioning of Hua Hin as a music city. At the same time, this year’s event theme will highlight various aspects of TAT’s latest ‘Open to the New Shades’ marketing concept that encompasses ‘Gastronomy Tourism’, ‘Arts and Crafts’, ‘Nature’, ‘Culture’ and ‘Way of Life’, all of which are available in this royal seaside resort of Hua Hin.”

The annual Hua Hin International Jazz Festival is prominently featured on Thailand’s musical event calendar. Over the years, the event has inspired tourists and jazz lovers, both Thai and foreign visitors, to visit Hua Hin for a memorable trip that combines live jazz performances, Thai local experiences and natural beauty.

This year, the artist line up consists of international and local jazz artists as well as performers from some other musical genres. They will be performing on two stages: Beach Stage (main stage) and an Open Stage.

The highlight on the Beach Stage will be ‘The Sound of Siam’, led by Thailand’s premier saxophonist Koh Mr. Saxman; ‘Shakatak’ jazz-funk band from the UK; ‘Dimension’ jazz-fusion band from Japan; ‘John Di Martino’, a classic jazz pianist, arranger and producer from the US; ‘Nina Van Horn’ jazz-blues artist from France; Swedish guitarist father-son ‘Ulf and Eric Wakenius’; Brazilian bossa nova band ‘Veronica Nunes and Ricardo Vgt’; and Austria’s blond jazz diva ‘Simone Kopmajer’.

Meanwhile, the Open Stage will present newcomers from various genres including Funktion, Sax Pack Girl, and Sincharoen Brothers.

The Hua Hin International Jazz Festival 2018: Open to the New Shades will be held at Hua Hin Beach. The two-day event will take place daily from 17.00 – 24.00 Hrs. Entry is free.

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