Fresh take on jazz

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JOHN DIP SI­LAS QUAr­tEt FEA­tUr­ING AMELIA ONG No Black tie 17, Jalan Me­sui Off Jalan Na­gasari, Kuala Lumpur tel: ( 03) 2142 3737

tO­MOr­rOW & SAtUr­DAY: John Dip Si­las show­cases his chops on the pi­ano once again with his quar­tet, of­fer­ing a fresh take on jazz. Hav­ing per­formed with sev­eral jazz veter­ans in the Malaysian jazz cir­cuit, this as­pir­ing young tal­ent will ex­hibit that, while he may not have the years to back him, he cer­tainly has the mu­si­cal­ity to do so.

For th­ese two nights, the band per­forms with Amelia Ong, who be­gan singing and play­ing the pi­ano when she was four. She soon found her­self per­form­ing on tele­vi­sion, ra­dio and in big jazz events such as the Java Jazz In­ter­na­tional Fes­ti­val, Jazz Goes To Cam­pus, Jazz For Aceh, and more.

Her life re­volved around many jazz clubs in Jakarta and Bali, where she played with big name artistes such as Buby Chen, Benny Likumahuwa, Idang Rasjidi, Ireng Maulana and Ki­boud Maulana, among oth­ers. Ad­mis­sion: RM50 Time: 10pm

GIGFAIrY LIVE – CEL­E­BrAt­ING MALAYSIAN MU­SIC KL Live 20, Jalan Sul­tan Is­mail Kuala Lumpur tel: ( 03) 2162 2570 www. redtix. airasia. com ( tick­ets) in­quiry@ fac3. asia

MArCH 18: The cream of the crop of Malaysia’s mu­sic tal­ents takes to the stage in a night of ex­cite­ment, cul­ture and great mu­sic, in­clud­ing the likes of Fazz, Sona One, Resh, De Fam, Pa­per Plane Pur­suit, DJ Big­gie, and more.

There’s a bit of some­thing for ev­ery­one – a dash of pop, a serv­ing of rock, a pinch of vaude­ville and a whole lot of R& B. Gigfairy Live is pre­sented by Brick­fields Asia Col­lege and or­gan­ised by FAC3 En­ter­tain­ment.

Tick­ets range from: RM58 ( dance zone), RM98 ( party zone), and RM138 ( VIP zone).

Time: 8pm

rAtA­tOUILLE IN CON­CErt De­wan Fil­har­monik Petronas Level 2, tower 2 Petronas twin tow­ers Jalan Am­pang, Kuala Lumpur tel: ( 03) 2331 7007 www. mpo. com. my dfp_ box­of­fice@ petronas. com. my ( ticket book­ings) The sound­track for the Academy Awards’ best An­i­mated Fea­ture of 2007, Rata­touille, gets the MPO treat­ment while the au­di­ence watches the movie.

The an­i­mated movie is an in­spir­ing story about a rat who dreams of be­com­ing a chef and forms a heart­warm­ing friend­ship with a hap­less kitchen helper. Touch­ing the hearts of mil­lions of fans around the world, this com­puter- an­i­mated com­edy was writ­ten and di­rected by Brad Bird, pro­duced by Pixar and re­leased by Walt Dis­ney Pic­tures. Paris forms the spec­tac­u­lar back­drop to this beau­ti­ful story about am­bi­tion, friend­ship, self- be­lief and, above all things, love.

The MPO will be led by Ger­ard Sa­longa, a multi- award mu­sic di­rec­tor and ar­ranger, who has col­lab­o­rated with some of Asia’s bright­est artists, in­clud­ing Wang Lee­hom, Lea Sa­longa and Elisa Chan. He has per­formed with the ABS- CBN Phil­har­monic Or­ches­tra and the Hong Kong Phil­har­monic, New York Pops and North Amer­i­can or­ches­tras.

Age limit for chil­dren is four years old and above. Tick­ets: RM90 to RM200. Time: 8.30pm

DANCE

SCHOOL HOL­I­DAY PrO­GrAMME At tUNAStArI tu­nas tari F4, First Floor Jalan Si­nar Pagi Coun­try Heights Ka­jang, Se­lan­gor tunastari. com en­quiries@ tunastari. com ( reg­is­tra­tion)

This school hol­i­days, tra­di­tional Malaysian dance cour­ses are avail­able from Tu­nas Tari. The core ram­pa­ian lessons com­prise Inang, Zapin and Jo­get, fun en­er­getic Randai and in­tri­cate Tar­ian Pir­ing, as well as the grace­ful rt dances in the form of

nd Ti­mang Bu­rung. Fam­ily ac­tiv­i­ties in­clude the

r- daugh­ter Ram­pa­ian ( also open to all women in the fam­ily), or shake things up with an adrenaline rush at he All- Boys classes where Zapin will be fea­tured. Beau­ti­ful Chi­nese and In­dian dances will also be avail­able. For bud­ding ac­tors, the Dance Theatre Ex­pres­sions ( two­day work­shop) might just be what the doc­tor or­dered to pol­ish the act­ing and danc­ing skills. Open to chil­dren from age four to 17, and adults.

Du­ra­tion: Three hours per ses­sion.

Var­i­ous lo­ca­tions: Coun­try Heights; Ta­man Melawati and Sri Har­ta­mas in KL. More de­tails in the web­site given.

Fee: RM75 to RM100 per per­son.

EVENTS

FAtHEr & SON AD­VEN­tUrE CAMP Sufes Camp­site ta­pah, Perak tel: ( 03) 7954 7920 fo­cus@ fam­ily. org. my www. fam­ily. org. my

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). An ad­di­tional RM150 if you need to buy a tent.

St MArY’S rE­UNION Spices restau­rant Con­corde Ho­tel Kuala Lumpur tel: 012- 232 7030 ( Ak­mal Ma­jid) / 017- 873 1086 ( Kris Chui)

Are you a for­mer stu­dent of St Mary’s Sec­ondary School KL? If you are, and hap­pen to be from a batch be­tween 1976 and 1980, this is the do to be at.

The school, specif­i­cally, its Class of 1980, is or­gan­is­ing a re­union din­ner, so ev­ery­one can rem­i­nisce about the days gone by.

For more in­for­ma­tion, call Ak­mal Ma­jid or Kris Chui.

Time: 2pm to 7pm.

MARCH 26:

A spe­cial screen­ing of lo­cal movie Le­laki Hara­pan Du­nia will be held in Ipoh. High­lights for the af­ter­noon will also in­clude a spe­cial lecture by renowned movie di­rec­tor Pak Has­san Muthalib. Plus, a talk and Q& A ses­sion with the film di­rec­tor him­self, Liew Seng Tat. En­trance: By do­na­tion of RM5. Time: 2pm.

CHAR­ITY

SLAVE FOr StrAYS Live House E- G- 07, Elec­tric Boule­vard trEC Jalan tun razak, Kuala Lumpur tnr­m­malaysia@ gmail. com Face­book: tNrM Malaysia

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

The fun- filled night will be hosted by the hi­lar­i­ous JJ, and there will be live mu­sic per­for­mances by renowned 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).

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

Time: 8pm- 10pm.

John Dip si­las and his quar­tet will turn up the heat at No Black Tie, KL, with their eclec­tic blend of jazz. — No Black Tie

It’s a ratty life, but some­one for­got to tell th­ese two love­able chums from En­joy a con­cert fea­tur­ing its sound­trac at KL’s Twin Tow­ers to­mor­row and satur­day.

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