Starting off as a vocalist in KK ‘s underground music scene in 2005 with Goyang72, Kamal gradually moved on to performing on to performing in pubs with the Morbius band in mid 2007. Their repertoire ranged from reggae, blues, rock & roll and even heavy metal. Jazz eventually became apart of Kamal’s music career in 2010 with the band PrathaZ. With Suaddy Rasman as the keyboardist and mentor in the band, Kamal’s understanding and love for jazz grew exponentially.
USA Motown Legend Bobby Taylor is back in KK by popular demand and this time with two surprise opening act especially for you! Bobby is most notable for discovering and mentoring the Jackson 5 and Michael Jackson
A singer and performer from the Land below the Wind, Eilvane is a fellow KK girl, and this year, she returns to the KK Jazz Fest stage to bring you her favourite jazz numbers with talented local musicians, The Air Pockets.
Quadro Forte was formed in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah in 2009. Quadro forte means Quadro (four) and Forte (Loud). The band initially had four (4) members in the group who play music out loud.
A popular corporate function singer before being recruited into the family of pop pop music, May Mow capitalizes on her alluring good looks and attractive bassy voice to win a steady following.
Previously called the Bluesbug, Gugun Blues Shelter is an Indonesian blues power trio that is a breath of fresh air in the seemingly dying Asian blues scene these days.
One of the major comeback of the festival! Welcome back Rio Sidik! Rio performed at the Kota Kinabalu Jazz Festival before in 2012 with his astonishing and memorable performance!