Major Festivals in Asia

JANUARY:

 

Woollaston Nelson Jazz & Blues Festival – New Zealand

 

FEBRUARY:

 

Phuket International Blues Festival – 25-26, 2011

 

Philippine Interntional Jazz Festival

 

MARCH:

 

Jakarta International Jazz Festival – 4-6, 2011

 

Mosaic Music Festival – Singapore, 11-20, 2011

 

Rock & Roots – Singapore

 

 

APRIL:

 

East Coast  Blues & Roots Music Festival – Byron Bay, AU

21-26 April [Easter weekend]

 

Marchwood Blues Picnic – NZ

 

 

MAY:

 

Japan Blues & Soul Festival – Tokyo

 

Miri International Jazz Festival – Sarawak, Malaysia

 

JUNE:

 

Hua Hin Jazz Festival – Thailand

 

 

JULY:

 

The Entrance Blues & Jazz Festival

NSW, Australia

 

Japan Blues Festival - Aomori

 

AUGUST:

 

Waiheke Winter Blues Festival - NZ

 

 

OCTOBER:

 

Jakarta International Blues Festival

15-16 Oct 2010

 

Asean Jazz Festival

Batam Island, Indonesia

15-16 Oct. 2010

 

Bangkok Blues Fest

30 October 2010

 

NOVEMBER:

 

Samoa International Jazz & Blues Festival

12-14 Nov, 2010

 

Himalayan Blues Festival

17-21 Nov., 2010

 

Blues Bash – Taiwan

19-20 Nov, 2010

 

JakJazz – Jakarta, Indonesia

 

Cebu Guitar Festival

25-26 November 2010

 

DECEMBER:

 

BluesFest – Rotorua, NZ

 

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Open Mic Nights

 

SATURDAY

***Tanglin Community Club – Singapore

 

SUNDAY

 

***Crazy Elephant  –  Singapore

 

***House of Blues & Jazz – Shanghai

 

***Nomads Bar – Bangkok

 

***Maya Restaurant – Cebu, Philippines

 

 

Monthly

 

THURSDAY

 

***Ben’s Cafe – Tokyo

Acoustic Jam Open Mic every 1st Thursday, hosted by bluesman Mac “The Knife” Okuyama.

 

***Conspiracy Garden Cafe – Quezon City, Metro Manila

Hosted by Joric “Delta Slim” Maglanque, whose band Blues Bruddahs serves as house band.  First Friday of every month.

 

Pinoy Bluesmen Deluxe – Quezon City, Metro Manila

This collection of blues musicians and fans meets once a month on a Tuesday or Saturday in middle of each month.  Check its Facebook page for event announcements.

 

Please contact us if you know of other blues open mic’s.

 

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Blues Radio in Asia

Featured Artist of the Month:  

       SkunkJive, featuring Kelvin Ng

SkunkJive, formerly known as Smokefree & the Bandits, brightens up the blues scene in Singapore.  The band features Kelvin Ng on blues harp and vocals.  He has to be one of the very best harp players in all of Asia – or anywhere in the world, for that matter.  Great taste, great tone.  This video captures the band’s original instrumental “Wrong Place, Wrong Time.”

 

Kelvin will be performing at the two concerts mounted for the Asia Pacific Harmonica Festival 2010, 29 July - 2 August.  He also will be serving as a judge for the diatonic competition.

www.myspace.com/skunkjive

www.youtube.com/user/smokefree1000

skunkjive@gmail.com

 

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