All jazzed up with Nina

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - LIST­INGS - Com­piled by N. RAMA LO­HAN MARCH 9:


DJ MAE­STRO PRESENTS NINA SI­MONE No Black Tie, 17, Jalan Me­sui Off Jalan Na­gasari, Kuala Lumpur Tel: ( 03) 2142 3737

SATUR­DAY: DJ Mae­stro’s name might not be in­stantly recog­nis­able, but his mu­sic surely will. Blue Note Trip, his plat­inum- awarded mix se­ries for le­gendary jazz la­bel Blue Note Records, reached world­wide recog­ni­tion and record sales. He is one of the most re­spected, well- known and sought- af­ter jazz DJs in the world, sim­ply be­cause he’s com­mit­ted to one goal only: Mak­ing peo­ple dance to his se­lec­tion of eclec­tic jazz mu­sic ... un­til the mu­sic stops. Ad­mis­sion: RM50 Time: 10pm

THE MER­MAID De­wan Fil­har­monik Petronas Petronas Twin Tow­ers, KLCC Kuala Lumpur Tel: ( 03) 2331 7007 ( Book­ings) Email book­ings: dfp_ box­of­fice@ petronas. com. my www. mpo. com. my Face­book: fb. mpo. com. my

TO­MOR­ROW TO SUN­DAY: The Malaysian Phil­har­monic Orches­tra will pre­sent great mas­ter­pieces in con­certs to­mor­row and on Satur­day, and a trum­pet recital on Sun­day.

Un­der the ba­ton of Ja­panese con­duc­tor Kazuki Ya­mada, the MPO will en­thrall its au­di­ence with Brahms’ Ser­e­nade No. 2 In A, and Zem­lin­sky’s Die See­jungfrau ( The Mer­maid) that was based by Han Chris­tian An­der­sen’s fairy­tale The Lit­tle Mer­maid.

For Haydn’s Trum­pet Con­certo In E flat, the MPO will col­lab­o­rate with renowned trum­peter Pa­cho Flores. On Sun­day, he will give an eclec­tic recital, em­brac­ing mu­sic by 10 com­posers from five coun­tries.

MPO tick­ets: RM150 ( Premium), RM120 ( A Re­serve), RM90 ( B Re­serve), RM60 ( C Re­serve) Recital tick­ets: RM70 & RM50 Time: 8.30pm ( to­mor­row and Satur­day); 3pm ( Sun­day).

KONGKETRONS: FEM­ME­COATS 2016 Drum- Asia, Desa Sri Har­ta­mas 7- 2, Jalan 22A/ 70A, Wisma CKL Kuala Lumpur kongketrons@ gmail. com

SATUR­DAY: This gig is part of Kongketron, a se­ries of mu­sic gigs that was started in 2015 by a group of friends, ded­i­cated to the love of mu­sic, friend­ship, free­dom and di­ver­sity. Per­form­ing will be: Radi­gals ( Sin­ga­pore hard­core), Ting­tongketz ( KL queer punk), Naratu ( KL Hard­core), Gaur ( KL Sludge), and Shh... Diam! ( KL queer hap­py­core). DJ G will con­tinue the pro­gres­sive house spin ( af­ter party).

Tick­ets: RM17 pre- sale ( email them for info); RM20 at the door.

Time: 8pm till late

THE SAM WIL­LOWS BAND LIVE IN MALAYSIA The Bee, 36, Block C, Level G2 Pub­lika, So­laris Du­ta­mas Jalan Du­ta­mas 1, Kuala Lumpur www. livescape­group. com www. galac­tix. asia/ the­samwil­lows ( Tick­ets)

SATUR­DAY: A sight for sore eyes – that’s The Sam Wil­lows Band, a quar­tet from Sin­ga­pore which boasts all the trap­pings of in­tri­cate pop mu­sic. The band, formed in 2012, is made up of sib­lings Narelle and Ben­jamin Kheng, and their bud­dies San­dra Ri­ley Tang and Jonathan Chua.

In­stant suc­cess is a rar­ity, but the band raced off the blocks with its epony­mous de­but EP the year it was formed, and re­leased a long player last year, Take Heart.

Ticket: RM88, RM68; both ticket prices ex­clude book­ing fees and GST.

Time: 7pm

IT’S ALL ABOUT HOUSE MU­SIC Marini’s on 57 Level 57, Tower 3 Petronas KLCC, Kuala Lumpur Tel: ( 03) 2386 6030

MARCH 18: It’s a hat trick with house sounds as the third in­stal­ment of It’s All About Mu­sic kicks in, this time around, fea­tur­ing Chicago House le­gend Mar­shall Jef­fer­son. As one of the found­ing fa­thers of the genre, Jef­fer­son will bring his ex­per­tise to a one- night af­fair that prom­ises fin­ger- snap­ping and head- bop­ping ... and plenty of danc­ing. As an added ex­tra, Marini’s on 57 mu­sic di­rec­tor Jeff Jef­fer­son will join in the rev­elry to make it a dou­ble dose of “Jef­fer­son”. Ad­mis­sion: RM88++ Time: 9pm


SITE VISIT: PENANG CHI­NESE CHAM­BER OF COM­MERCE 3, Le­buh Light, Penang Tel: 04- 2642 631 ( PHT) info@ pht. org. my Map link: https:// goo. gl/ 8PH0NF

REG­IS­TER BY NOON TO­MOR­ROW: On Satur­day, the Penang Her­itage Trust is con­duct­ing a site visit to the Penang Chi­nese Cham­ber of Com­merce. Es­tab­lished in June 1903, the PCCC was the first Chi­nese Cham­ber of Com­merce in Malaya and one of the pi­o­neer trade or­gan­i­sa­tions in this re­gion at the turn of the 20th cen­tury. The Pres­i­dent of the Penang Her­itage Trust, Lim Gaik Siang, who is well versed with its his­tory and ar­chi­tec­ture, will give a talk and share some early pho­tos of this es­tab­lish­ment. This is a rare op­por­tu­nity as PCCC opens its doors to PHT; it is closed to the pub­lic on other days.

To reg­is­ter, please call or e- mail the Penang Her­itage Trust.

Fee: RM10 ( mem­bers), RM25 ( non- mem­bers). Light re­fresh­ments will be served.

Time: 3.30pm

FA­THER & SON AD­VEN­TURE CAMP Sufes Camp­site, Ta­pah, Perak Tel: ( 03) 7954 7920 fo­cus@ fam­ily. org. m www. fam­ily. org. my

REG­IS­TER BY MARCH 11: Fo­cus On The Fam­ily Malaysia is or­gan­is­ing this ad­ven­ture camp on March 18 and 19, to pro­vide fa­thers and their young sons ( aged be­tween eight and 13 years old) the op­por­tu­nity to bond through var­i­ous ex­cit­ing ac­tiv­i­ties. To reg­is­ter, call or e- mail the or­gan­iser or go on­line.

Fee: RM300 per pair ( bring your own tent). Or ad­di­tional RM150 if you need to buy a tent.


SLAVE FOR STRAYS Live House E- G- 07, Elec­tric Boule­vard TREC Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur tnr­m­malaysia@ gmail. com Face­book: TNRM Malaysia

MARCH 12: Trap-Neuter- Re­leaseMan­age ( TNRM) Malaysia is hold­ing its 3rd an­nual fundraiser, with this year’s theme be­ing “Slave for Strays”. There will be a live “slave” auc­tion of peo­ple with spe­cial skills, like Pow­er­lift­ing Cham­pion Luke Lango, and Ex­ec­u­tive Pas­try Chef Paul Jardin, who has graced Miche­lin Star restau­rants world­wide. Lango will pro­vide per­sonal train­ing ses­sions and Jardin, ex­clu­sive culi­nary lessons, to the win­ning bid­der.

The hi­lar­i­ous JJ is the host, and there will be live mu­sic per­for­mances by lo­cal artists Rus­sell Cur­tis, Reza Salleh and beat­boxer Ah­mad Riyal aka “The In­stru­men­tal Poet”. Lucky draw/ raf­fles prizes will be up for grabs, too.

Cover charge: RM30 ( in­cludes en­try for the night and one free drink to be paid at the door).

Raf­fles tick­ets for lucky draw: RM20, to be pur­chased at the door. Doors open at 7pm.

Time: 8pm- 10pm.


AN­TE­NA­TAL SEM­I­NAR Trop­i­cana Med­i­cal Cen­tre Sri Se­lan­gor Golf Club Per­siaran Da­mansara In­dah Off Per­siaran Trop­i­cana Jalan PJU 31/ 9, Petal­ing Jaya Tel: 013- 385 9379 ( Ya­mu­nah) / 018- 2111 259 ( Sarah) mar­ket­ing@tm­

SATUR­DAY: Wel­com­ing a new baby into the fam­ily is both ex­cit­ing and nerve- rack­ing. Trop­i­cana Med­i­cal Cen­tre is or­gan­is­ing this sem­i­nar, with its team of con­sul­tant gy­nae­col­o­gist, pae­di­a­tri­cian, di­eti­tian and train­ers. They will touch on top­ics like nu­tri­tion in preg­nancy, pre- and post- na­tal ex­er­cises and cord blood stem cell.

For more de­tails or to RSVP, call Ya­mu­nah or Sarah, or send them an e- mail with your full name and con­tact num­ber.

Fee: RM106 per cou­ple / RM53 per pax.

Time: 9.30am to 5pm

CATARACT AND GLAU­COMA USJ Eye Spe­cial­ist 39, Jalan USJ10/ 1F Subang Jaya, Se­lan­gor Tel: ( 03) 8011 8033

If the eyes are the win­dows to the soul, then we should be tak­ing re­ally good care of our peep­ers. That’s ex­actly what the talk, “Cataract and Glau­coma” hopes to achieve, with USJ Eye Spe­cial­ist con­sul­tant oph­thal­mol­o­gist Dr Yap Soon Lek im­part­ing his wis­dom on the sub­ject.

Ad­mis­sion is free. To reg­is­ter and for more in­for­ma­tion, call the num­ber.

Time: 7pm to 8pm

Naratu will per­form at ‘ Kongketrons: Fem­me­coats 2016’ on Satur­day. — Kongketrons

DJ Mae­stro will show his prow­ess at mu­sic se­lec­tion at No Black Tie on Satur­day.

Chicago House le­gend Mar­shall Jef­fer­son drops by to light up the floor in Marini’s on 57 on March 18.

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