Published on November 16, 2007
December 8 to 10, 6pm until late,1st Battalion Regiment King's Own Bodyguard, Vibhavadi Road near Veteran's Hospital
W ith the cool breezes of December come the sweet sound of jazz. This year's line-up for the Bangkok Jazz Festival includes contemporary funky jazz group Shakatak, UK pop group Matt Bianco, Dutch singer Laura Fygi, celebrated rock-jazz supergroup Blood, Sweat & Tears, Danish trombonist Nils Langren, former Spyro Gyro vibraphonist Dave Samuels and the salsa-flavoured Caribbean Jazz Project.
From Asia, the festival welcomes Korean jazz guitarist Jack Lee for the third time, as well as Hong Kong musician Eugene Pao for the second time. Kitaro, the new age composer and musician, is scheduled to perform. The last day of the festival is dedicated to local talents, with Monotone starring alongside Tul from Apartment Khun Pa and Nui from the Peach Band.
One-day passes (Bt1,200) and three-day passes (Bt2,000) are available from Thaiticketmajor.
For more information, call (02) 262 3456 or visit www.bangkok
Muse Live in Bangkok
November 28, 8pm,
Bangkok Hall, Suan Lum Night Bazaar
The UK rock group Muse is set to perform for the first time in Bangkok on November 28 at Bangkok Hall. Currently touring Australia, the rock trio is scheduled to end their world tour in Asia before heading back home. Thailand is the only Asian destination in their plan.
Known for their eclectic clash of progressive rock, heavy metal and electronics as well as energetic live performances, Muse won many awards including Best Rock/Indie Band from Digital Music Awards. They were praised as "the greatest show on earth" by NME magazine last year. Their latest album "Black Holes and Revelations" made big sales in the US and is regarded as one of the best rock albums of the decade.
Thailand rock idols Modern Dog will be the opening act.
Tickets are Bt2,500, Bt1,500 and Bt900 are available from Thaiticketmajor.
For more information, contact i-Works Entertainment at (02) 662 2423.
Art In motion
December 4, 9pm
808 Club, Royal City Avenue
Experience visual-installation and live-electronic music in a five-city party tour brought to you by Hewlett-Packard. Performing in Seoul, Taipei, Bangkok, Hong Kong and Shanghai, the show mixes hi-tech effects with innovative music. Berlin-based collective artists Pfadfinderei will set up huge installation stages accompanying live music from UK's Coldcut and DJ Nu-Mark. The event in Bangkok will be in the new club, 808 (formerly Astra), on Royal City Avenue on December 4 from 9pm.
Admission is free for those who register at hpinteraction.com from now until December 3. Entrance at the door costs Bt500.