JFKL July 2018

On! Raku!

Top talent from Japan and Malaysia
Jamming towards the big feast of the year!

Malaysia’s leading jazz band, WVC Malaysian Jazz Ensemble, will collaborate with a leading Japanese jazz guitarist, Isao Miyoshi, and two notable Japanese musicians Yurie Nejime and Tomohiro Yahiro to give a different dimension of jazz music.

“On,” means to start, and “Raku (らく)” is a Japanese word that translates as joyfulness and relaxation. Therefore “On! Raku!”s intention is undoubtedly to ignite the audience’s joy through jazz.Although different lifestyles, cultures, and environments may break us apart, jazz can connect all cultures. The spirit of jazz can be defined as constant communication, mutual understanding and respect.

The performance will showcase their works from the past, plus new materials that they are developing, and co-creating, merging Asian sensibilities into Jazz.This event is supported by The Japan Foundation Kuala Lumpur under JFKL small grants program.

Event Details
Venue: Black Box, DPAC
Showtime: 3 July, 8pm / 4 July, 8pm
Ticket: Book your tickets through DPAC
• Dcard Members: RM 50
• Normal: RM 55
• Early bird promotion: RM 45 (From 15th May until 30th May 2018)

WVC Jazz Ensemble (Malaysia)
Music Director / Pianist: Tay Cher Siang
Saxophonist: Julian Chan
Bassist: Aj Popshuvit
Percussionist: KJ Wong

Music Guest Performers (Japan)
Singer: Yurie Nejime
Guitarist: Isao Miyoshi
Percussionist: Tomohiro Yahiro