A night of jazz

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - ARTS - Com­piled by RIZAL JOHAN

RENOWNED jazz vo­cal­ist Jamie Davis will be in town to help raise funds for the Dalat In­ter­na­tional School in Kuala Lumpur. Davis holds a po­si­tion among the pan­theon of great male vo­cal­ists with a com­pelling full deep, bari­tone and pas­sion for his craft that leaves his au­di­ences up­lifted and “feelin’ good ... re­ally good”.

Hollywood film leg­end Clint East­wood counts him­self as a fan of Davis, so don’t miss this in­cred­i­ble op­por­tu­nity to catch Davis at these dates and venues listed be­low:

> Golden Sands Re­sort, Batu Fer­inggi Beach, Pe­nang, on Fri­day, 7.30pm.

> Sime Darby Con­ven­tion Cen­ter, KL, on Nov 3, 7.30pm > PJ Live Arts Theater on Nov 4, 8.30pm. En­try to all shows is by do­na­tion. For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact Karen at 016-972 8401 or e-mail kjohn­son@dalat.org. n TONIGHT sees acous­tic pop singer-song­writer Dian­dra Ar­ju­naidi, 19, tak­ing the spot­light at Laun­dry Bar with the launch of her first sin­gle Happy, ac­com­pa­nied by an of­fi­cial video pre­sen­ta­tion. The breezy sin­gle, re­leased by Monsoon Records, is a much awaited record­ing by Dian­dra, who has been mak­ing a name for her­self in the lo­cal scene in the past year.

As a treat, Dian­dra will de­light fans and new­com­ers to her mu­sic with a full set tonight at the Laun­dry Bar Curve, Mu­tiara Da­mansara, Petaling Jaya in Se­lan­gor. Also on the bill are Reza Salleh and Ben Blon­del.

n AN­THONY Strong will be per­fom­ing at Show­time is 9pm. Ad­mis­sion is free. Browse (monsoon.my). Alexis Bistro Am­pang and Up­stairs @ Alexis Telawi, Bangsar, both in KL, on Oct 29 and 30 and Nov 5 and 6

London-based singer-pi­anist Strong is a song­writer-mu­si­cian who in­fuses jazz, blues and soul. The 25-year-old is cur­rently win­ning over au­di­ences the world over with in­fec­tious feel-good mu­sic fea­tured on his de­but al­bum Guar­an­teed!.

His in­flu­ences range from Frank Si­na­tra to Ste­vie Won­der and Burt Bacharach to Os­car Peter­son.

Catch Strong on Fri­day and Satur­day, and on Nov 5 and 6 at Alexis Bistro Am­pang, KL, and Up­stairs @ Alexis Telawi, KL, on Nov 4.

Cover charge RM25. Show­time starts at 10pm. Ta­ble book­ings for din­ers only. Dress code ap­plies. For more in­for­ma­tion, call % 03-4260 2288 or visit www.alexis.com.my. n OF For­eign Lands And Peo­ple – A Robert Schu­mann 200th An­niver­sary Fest will show­case lo­cal tal­ents per­form­ing Schu­mann’s Lieder from the early and late pe­ri­ods, n POP­U­LAR singer-ac­tress Ja­clyn Vic­tor will be per­form­ing in a spe­cial show­case for Hard Rock’s Pink­to­ber cam­paign for breast can­cer aware­ness. The show is in sup­port of Breast Can­cer Wel­fare As­so­ci­a­tion Malaysia. The show­case takes place this Sun­day.

Show starts 11pm at Hard Rock KL. The cover charge RM55 (in­clu­sive of a non-al­co­holic drink). For in­quiries, call % 03-2715 5555. n THE Pe­nang Play­ers Mu­sic & Drama So­ci­ety is or­gan­is­ing a fun work­shop to dis­cover the artist in you, all with­out say­ing a word. The work­shop fea­tures fa­cil­i­ta­tor Ul­rich Got­tlieb, who is based in Vi­enna and Bangkok, who started out in street the­atre be­fore train­ing in mime and phys­i­cal the­atre from Werner Mueller and Hiro Uchiyama in Ger­many.

So un­cover the hid­den tal­ent in you by dis­cov­er­ing el­e­ments like mime, move­ment, con­tact im­pro­vi­sa­tion, space ex­per­i­men­ta­tion, props and dy­nam­ics ex­per­i­men­ta­tion, var­i­ous lev­els of fo­cus­ing and more.

The work­shop is from Nov 1 to 5 at the Al­liance Française, 46 Jalan Phuah Hin Leong, Pe­nang. The fee is RM60 (adults), RM50 (Pe­nang Play­ers mem­bers and stu­dents). For fur­ther de­tails and reg­is­tra­tion, call Joelle (012-551 2616), Eric (012-465 3893) or email penang­play­ers@ya­hoo.uk.co.

Set to de­light: Dian­dra Ar­ju­naidi will

take the spot­light at Laun­dry Bar

tonight.

An­thony Strong will per­form at Alexis Bistro on Fri­day and Satur­day.

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