(Koh Samui, Thailand March 10, 2023) – With less than 8 weeks to go before the kick-off of its annual ‘Samui Summer Jazz Festival 2023’ from May 2 to 7, festival organizer SKÅL International Koh Samui has confirmed the line-up of events which not only showcases top jazz artists from Europe, South America, USA and Thailand, but some of the best of Samui’s 5-star resorts and cool beach clubs which will provide the beachside backdrops for the nightly performances under the stars.
SKÅL Samui and its charity partner Sisters on Samui [SOS] will again host 6 fabulous consecutive nights of world-class jazz music, continuing an annual cultural event which brings the crème-de-la-crème of international and Thai jazz artists together. The festival relaunched last year to sell-out audiences and contributed to the SOS Samui Children’s Education Fund.
The 6 Night Line-Up
The festival kicks-off on Tuesday May 2 at W Samui with the sensational New York Grand Classics of Swing Orchestra led by festival director, Dutch tenor sax supremo Alexander Beets and featuring jazz vocalist Anna Serierse. One of the hottest jazz productions currently on the international circuit, this jazz spectacular invites audiences to experience the exciting nightlife of New York’s renowned Broadway clubs in the golden age of jazz.
Next up is a Brazilian themed evening on Wednesday May 3 featuring the South American sax sensation Lucas Santana at the chic seafront resort Hansar Samui. Lucas Santana recently thrilled audiences in Samui with a preview concert last November to announce this year’s program.
On Thursday May 4 the entertainment moves to the island’s famous Chaweng Beach and the uber-cool SEEN Beach Club [part of the Avani Resort] where Susanne Alt DJ & Sax will be joined on the beach by the Sven Rozier Quintet featuring Lizzy Ossevoort.
The multi-award-winning resort Six Senses Koh Samui is the stylish venue for the concert on Friday May 5 featuring the Baer Traa Quintet. Celebrated Dutch jazz vocalist Baer Traa and his musicians will host a superb evening of jazz which revolves around tight grooves, soulful songs and a shot of blues.
Saturday May 6 sees the festival return to the celebrated Santiburi Koh Samui for a concert headlined Sound of Siam featuring the cream of Thailand’s own vibrant jazz scene Koh Mr. Saxman, Pui Duangpon and others.
In the morning, there will be a special kids concert for charity partner Sisters on Samui [SOS] at the Samui Market Place in Chaweng featuring Susanne Alt and Lucas Santana.
Sunday May 7 all the festival musicians led by tenor sax supremo Alexander Beets with special guest, jazz vocalist Zosja El Rhazi will gather for a sensational afternoon of world-class jazz in the Grande Finale at the spectacular Centara Reserve Koh Samui as part of their Weekend Sunday Brunch at the beachside. Expect a sensational atmosphere and an afternoon of memorable musical entertainment overlooking Samui’s stunning Chaweng Beach.
For more details about the different venues for the concerts, and for advance bookings, visit: www.samuisummerjazz.com
For more information about the Samui Summer Jazz 2023 program, performers and all other aspects of the festival, visit:
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About SKAL International Koh Samui [https://kohsamui.skal.org/]
SKAL Koh Samui is the Samui chapter of the global travel and tourism organization SKAL International – the world’s largest international group uniting all branches of the travel and tourism industry. It currently has over 13,000 members worldwide. There are currently six SKAL International Clubs operating throughout Thailand in Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Hua Hin, Phuket, Krabi and Samui. www.skal.org
About Sisters on Samui [ www.sistersonsamui.org]
The ‘Sisters on Samui Foundation’ (SOS) is a non-profit NGO with Charitable Foundation (Thai Reg. 2/2564) status, which is currently celebrating 25 years supporting the island community, through fundraising, community outreach programmes and regular social events. The ‘Samui Summer Jazz Festival’ contributes funds to the organisation’s Children’s Educational Programme and last year was able to donate THB 100,000 to SOS.
About JazzNL [ https: jazznl.com]
Founded in 2005. the foundation JazzNL initiates, organizes and supports projects on behalf of Dutch World Jazz and improvised music, connecting international jazz networks and exploring new jazz markets worldwide. Main projects are the World Jazz Conference and annual Amersfoort Jazz Festival in The Netherlands. JazzNL arranges so-called ‘Jazz Expeditions’: bilateral cooperation between Dutch jazz artists and a vibrant World Jazz network abroad.
About the World Jazz Network [ https://worldjazznetwork.com/]
The World Jazz Network is a partnership between venues, festivals and other tastemakers in the global jazz industry that aims to build bridges between audiences worldwide. It is an organizer, promoter, doer, musicians, and most of all music lovers. Every year, the organization meets at the World Jazz Conference, JazzNL and hosted by Amersfoort Jazz Festival in The Netherlands.