If you’re thinking of renting a Koh Samui villa at the end of September, here’s an extra incentive: The Samui Latin and Jazz week starts on the 29 September, so why not take in some culture as a bit of a break to all that sun, great food, sightseeing and elephant-trekking. If you love jazz, Latin beats, Cuban rhythms, soul songs and saxophones – then Koh Samui is the place to be!
And while enjoying all that, how about helping to support local Koh Samui communities with their green projects?
Then you mustn’t miss The Samui Latin and Jazz Week from 29 September – 06 October 2013!!
All profits from this week of great sounds will go to the Green Island Foundation to help support sustainable community-run projects around the island.
Presented by the Koh Samui Municipality, and organised under the auspices of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, this is a serious coming together of great vocalists and musicians from around the world.
40 great Thai and international artistes will be performing at various locations for eight great nights, from 29 September until 06 October. So if you love jazz, Latino music, scintillating songs and great percussion sounds – just drop in!
Here are some of the musicians who will be performing – Deborah Brown (vocalist) from the States, Saskia Laroo (“Lady Miles Davies”) on trumpet and Peter Beets (pianist) from the Netherlands. Plus Judith Nijland (the Netherlands), saxophonist Rolf Delfos (Netherlands), Nadia Basurto vocalist, and Miquel Rodriques on guitar from Spain, Fabio Deldongo, singer and pianist, from France.
The programme starts on Sunday 29 September at Fair House Villas & Spa, Maenam
8pm preview concert with Deborah Brown;
9pm, Dina Medina & Cabo Cuba Jazz.
Then Monday 30 September at Rocky’s Boutique Resort, Lamai –
8pm Trio Peter Beets ‘Tribute to Peterson’;
9pm Judith Nijland & The Beets Brothers.
Tuesday 01 October – The Drink Gallery, Chaweng –
8-10pm Saskia Laroo with her quartet ‘Jazzkia’.
Wednesday 02 October – The Passage Samui, Laem Yai –
8-10pm Miguel Rodriguez and Nadia Basurto.
Thursday 03 October – Centara Grand Beach Resort, Chaweng –
8-10pm Salsa Night with Nando Vanin.
You can book online at www.samuilatinandjazzweek.com;
by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
or in person at each venue.
All concerts have an entrance fee of 500 THB per ticket.
There will be great food available at the venues for these evenings.
Then on Friday 04 October and Saturday 05 October there are two evenings of free concerts at the beachfront main stage of the Amari Palm Reef at Chaweng. These evenings start at 6.00pm and go on until midnight.
Artistes will be numerous, and will include – Nils Fischer, percussion; Rolf Delfos, saxophone; Koran Daniels, saxophone; Kho Mr Saxman, saxophone; Cabo Cuba Jazz quartet; Amik Guerra, trumpet; Fabio Deldongo, vocalist and keyboard and Buntita Prachamorn, vocalist.
The last evening is Sunday 06 October, which starts at 6pm at the Secret Garden, Bang Rak. This Sunday ‘After Party’ session is with Fabio Deldongo, vocalist and keyboard.
Book that Ko Samui villa, your flights – and those jazz week tickets now!