Borneo Jazz Festival which was formerly called Miri Jazz Festival is a 2 days annual event held in Miri, Sarawak on the first week of May.
The event which is organised by the Sarawak Tourism Board assembled regionally and internationally recognised jazz musicians.
The event brings together different styles and exotic version of jazz musicians from USA, Brazil, France, China, Holland, Malaysia, Canada, Japan and India.
The 2 days event features great jazz, funky, Latin, Oriental jazz, Carribean roots and blue. Each groups or musician have their own style and music preferences. The event provides a venue for the participants to exchange ideas, share knowledge and maybe a future collaboration.
Beside the evening concerts by the participants, the 2 days event is filled with craftwork display, selling of souvenir and event’s merchandise and also food and beverage. There is also Sarawak Traditional Craft demonstration by local craftsman and artisan.
The re-imaging of the festival is in time to reflect the growing stature of the festival among the leading jazz festivals in the region and positioning Sarawak as a unique venue among jazz aficionados.
Among the musicians that had performed at the previous edition were;
The Borneo Jazz Festival is organised with the aim to be the leading tourism –driven music festival in the region and drawing visitors to Miri and the Northern Region of Sarawak.
To get more details about the event program and ticket purchases, you can visit them here.
You can travel to Miri by air and also by land. There is daily flight from Kuching, Sibu, Bintulu, Limbang, Labuan and Kota Kinabalu in Sabah by MasWing.
Malayasia Airline System also has daily flight to Miri from Kuala Lumpur and Johor Bahru.
Air Asia, the low-fares carrier has schedule daily flight to Miri also from Kuala Lumpur.
You can fly to Bandar Sri Bagawan, Brunei by Royal Brunei and travel by road to Miri.
You can also travel to Miri by road from the major town in Sarawak either by public bus or by private vehicle.
There are different types of accommodations style and sizes in Miri City, from B&B, Guest House to International Standard hotels. There is always one that fit into your budget and preferences.
You can find more about the hotels in Miri here.
As the concerts are held in the evening you have a lot of time in the day to explore Miri interesting places.
Since it interception, the event has received tremendous response and support from jazz musicians and public alike.
Click Borneo Jazz Festival to Sarawak Event and Festivals.