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Heineken Hua Hin Jazz Festival to hit high notes this summer

Travel News Asia 23 April 2003

For the coming summer holidays, travelers to Thailands quaint beachside resort, Hua Hin, will be treated to the destinations 2nd annual jazz festival being held between 20 to 22 June, 2003.

Titled the Heineken Jazz Festival Hua Hin, more than 10,000 local and overseas visitors are expected to revel in the music during the event, which is being organized by the Hua Hin Hoteliers Club in conjunction with other key supporters such as the Tourism Authority of Thailand, Hua Hin Municipality, Hua Hin / Cha-am Tourism Association and title sponsored by Heineken.

Travellers planning their summer vacation in Thailand this year can look  forward to joining the international fiesta as well as discovering the many delights the area has to offer. Holiday makers are welcomed to the beachside resort of Hua Hin to enjoy great jazz entertainment by the beach whilst savouring choice seafood and other culinary delights from local vendors. The weekend jazz event will see a variety of jazz groups rotating their performances between three stages set in central downtown Hua Hin.

The organizer and promoter of the Heineken Jazz Festival Hua Hin, IMG, has especially invited a number of top international and local jazz acts to join in the party. They include musicians from the US, Germany, Malaysia and Thailand.

Participating Jazz Bands

The invited jazz groups include Tiempo Libre, a 7-piece band from Miami which traditionally performs Cuban and Afro-Cuban music. Their exhilarating and versatile performances have turned them into one of the  most sought after groups of musicians for summer concerts and festivals. 

Steve Thornton will also perform with his band Afro Asia, playing Latin Jazz, R&B and Asian jazz fusion. Steve is a New Yorker who now lives in Kuala Lumpur and has performed alongside big names such as Harry Belafonte, Tracy Chapman and Sadao Watanabe.

Germanys NU Jazz acoustic quartet, In Touch, along with Thailands jazz supreme Tewan Sapsanyakorn will also lend great enthusiasm in jazzing up the weekend in Hua Hin. 

Other groups confirmed to play include T-Bone, Bangkok Connection, KOH - Mr. Sax Man, Bubbles Jazz and I.A. (Independent Artist).

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