Hua Hin International Jazz Festival opens to the new shades on 18-19 May 2018

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Bangkok, 24 April, 2018 – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is proud to be one of the main sponsors of the annual Hua Hin International Jazz Festival 2018, which will be held under the theme ‘Open to the New Shades’, on 18-19 May.

Mr. Tanes Petsuwan, TAT Deputy Governor for Marketing Communications, said: “This year, the Hua Hin International Jazz Festival will once again help to reiterate the positioning of Hua Hin as a music city.      At the same time, this year’s event theme will highlight various aspects of TAT’s latest ‘Open to the New Shades’ marketing concept that encompasses ‘Gastronomy Tourism’, ‘Arts and Crafts’, ‘Nature’, ‘Culture’ and ‘Way of Life’, all of which are available in this royal seaside resort of Hua Hin.”

The annual Hua Hin International Jazz Festival is prominently featured on calendar of music events in Thailand. Over the years, the event has been inspiring tourists and jazz lovers, both Thai and foreign visitors, to visit Hua Hin for a memorable trip that combines live jazz performances, Thai local experiences and natural beauty.

This year, the Hua Hin International Jazz Festival 2018: Open to the New Shades’ artist line up consists of international and local jazz artists and some other music genre performers. They will be performing on two stages: Beach Stage (main stage) and an Open Stage.

Highlight on the Beach Stage is ‘The Sound of Siam’, led by Thailand’s premier saxophonist Koh Mr. Saxman; ‘Shakatak’ jazz-funk band from the UK; ‘Dimension’ jazz-fusion band from Japan; ‘John Di Martino’, a classic jazz pianist, arranger and producer from the US; ‘Nina Van Horn’ jazz-blues artist from France; Swedish guitarist father-son ‘Ulf and Eric Wakenius’; Brazilian bossa nova band ‘Veronica Nunes and Ricardo Vgt’; and Austria’s blond jazz diva ‘Simone Kopmajer’.

Meanwhile, the Open Stage will present newcomers from various genres including Funktion, Sax Pack Girl, and Sincharoen Brothers.

Story and Photo from TAT News

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