Borneo Jazz 2016 Artiste Lineup in Miri, Sarawak

Mallika Naguran begins the countdown to Southeast Asia's acclaimed jazz festival - Borneo Jazz!

Singapore, 4 May 2016. In less than a week, you'll be grooving the night way to the sounds of jazz, funk, blues and more - if you can head towards a small and sleepy town of Sarawak!

 Award winning Yuichiro Tokuda RALYZZDIG from Japan brings us modern jazz.

Award winning Yuichiro Tokuda RALYZZDIG from Japan brings us modern jazz.

In its 11th year, Miri awakens to celebrate the Borneo Jazz Festival 2016 with a top line-up of entertaining performances from the US, Belgium, Spain, Cuba right through to Singapore.

Year after year, Borneo Jazz picks up steam, pluck and nerve to give us earnest, raw, and some mind-blowing sounds to a polished finish!

A dance session with DJ sets ensures that fun and partying continues well through the night!

The two-day festival will be staged from Friday, May 13 until Saturday, May 14 at the breezy seafront garden of ParkCity Everly Hotel. Bring your picnic mats and get ready for two nights of non-stop action by the following bands:

Yuichiro Tokuda RALYZZDIG from Japan

Klazz Brothers & Cuba Percussion from Germany/Cuba

Raw Earth from Singapore

 Expect some mean jazz, groove, funk and afro-beat from Manou Gallo.Manou Gallo Groove Orchestra from Belgium/Ivory Coast

Expect some mean jazz, groove, funk and afro-beat from Manou Gallo.Manou Gallo Groove Orchestra from Belgium/Ivory Coast

O Sister! from Spain

Funkatorie from Malaysia

A.P.I from Malaysia/India 

The Rad Trads from New York, USA

Watch trailers and read about Borneo Jazz 2016 bands and artistes here.

Tickets are available at pre-sale prices with adult passes selling at RM80.00 for a one-day pass and RM140.00 for a two-day pass.  For children ages between seven to 12 years, ticket is priced at RM40.00 for the one-day pass and RM60.00 for the two-day pass.  

Family package is also available, with two adult passes and two child passes for RM160.00.

Pre-sale tickets can be purchased online at the festival’s website at www.jazzborneo.com until May 12. You can also grab tickets at the door! The festival ground will have lots of food and drink, a number of local flavours and goodies, so it is all good fun.

The event is organized by the Sarawak Tourism Board, endorsed by Tourism Malaysia and is jointly supported by the Ministry of Tourism and Culture, Malaysia and Ministry of Tourism, Sarawak.

Borneo Jazz Festival was formerly called the Miri International Jazz Festival.