Rikki and Friends

Rikki and Friends

Spicing it up in fusion rock with a hint of funk and RnB, the music of these established artists and musicians has reached international audiences, each in their sphere of influence. 

Calypsoul

Calypsoul

Selected also from the KK jazz Talent Search. This band of 6 members making up of passionate music students, led by Gavin will leave the crowd mesmerized.

Lawalah

Lawalah

Selected from this year KK Jazz Talent Search, Lawalah founded by Victor Din Hatt and the bands consist of 6 members from the Sabah Institute of Arts ‘s Music Department.

Sunrise Assemble

Sunrise Assemble

Nailing it at the recent KK Jazz Talent Search, this band definitely proved their remarkable stage-presence. Trained by Professor Hanafie Mohd Imam, a Berklee College of Music graduate, this great ensemble will wow you with their undeniable talent.

Jamstation

Jamstation

Four of Tawau’s finest, most active and long-time musicians, this band have sessioned for numerous well-known Malaysian artists as well as playing at weddings and corporate events around Sabah.

Q Sound

Q Sound

A jazz-funk band led by Q Sound, also known as Marque Yong, who is a versatile and dynamic trombonist, bandleader and composer from New York.

Xhanghai Divas

Xhanghai Divas

Combining the immense talents and beauty of Yuii Chan and Tan Yee Yee, the duo fills a void in the music scene yearning for something new apart from the commercial Shanghai Jazz. They sing, harmonise and dance as musical sisters reimagining the glitz and glamour of old Hong Kong and Shanghai.

Take 2

Take 2

TAKE 2 are a guitar and percussion duo with Jonathan Tse on vocal/guitar and Peter Lau on percussion/handsonic. They cover a wide range of music, jazzing up originals and covering evergreen tracks.

Peter Lau started playing the drum at the very age. He is also known as the drum maker based in Labuan actively involved in developing young talents. Jonathan Tse is a singer songwriter from Labuan but now based in Kota Kinabalu.

With 3 english albums under his belt, he is currently finishing his debut Bahasa solo album, which is due to release in September.

Swag

Swag

SWAG  is a big band consist of local music enthusiasts who wish to pursue music as their hobby. Therefore, the band is setup with the vision of producing more local amateur jazz players in the future time, which focus to the winds players of the band. On the other hand, rhythm section of the band are handled by local musicians, in which playing the role of guiding the big band and make the band even complete. For this time performance, SWAG has managed to gather members from different background included amateur hobby players, RTM Sabah musicians, UMS lecturer, SIA tutor & students, and also the Police Band musicians.