• Jazz artists and bands to gather at CCP music fest


    Dutch quartet, Buzz Bros Band

    Jazz fans can’t ask for anything more when jazz artists from all over the world gather and create rhythm, music and starlight at the 2nd CCP International Jazz Festival on September 17 to 22 at various venues of the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) in Pasay City.

    Featuring more than 100 artists and 15 bands from the Philippines, USA, Europe and Asia, the 2nd CCP International Jazz Festival will offer performances of jazz music in all its styles, from the big band, swing, blues, fusion and experimental.

    The music festival also features workshops and lectures on the various jazz genres.

    Bands and artists slated to perform at the event are the Dutch quartet, Buzz Bros Band, drummer Harald Huyssen, Low-Cal, Johnny Alegre, Humanfolk, Indonesian guitarist Wayan Balawan, Italian accordionist, pianist and guitarist Fabio Turchetti, Japanese guitarist Shun Kikuta, Malaysian acoustic guitar player Roger Wang, Royal Hartigan and Blood Drum Spirit, Bob Aves, Sitti, UP Jazz Ensemble, Emi Munji and his orchestra, UST Jazz Band, New Musicians Guild and Anything Goes, A.M.P. Big Band, jazz band Akasha, chamber jazz trio MAJAM, jazz vocalist Charito, Indonesian group Bandung Blues Project, Brown Fix, Brass Munkeys, Argentine-born guitarist Neris Gonzalez, Filipina jazz singer and recording artist Sandra Lim Viray.

    Venues to be used for the festival include the CCP Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo for bigger performances and audiences, and the Silangan Hall for intimates ones.

    For tickets, call the CCP Box Office at 832-1125 local 1409; or visit www.culturalcenter.gov.ph


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